Myofascial release involves soft tissue manipulation in order to release physically restricted musculoskeletal groups. Adhesions occur in the muscles causing movement restrictions, pain and injuries. I use Blades Scraping, Thera Gun and Kinesio Taping to help the body move again by releasing those adhesions in the muscles and increase blood flow.
This service helps in releasing fascia/connective tissue.
I use different types of shaped tools that allows me to apply appropriate pressure to the specific contours of the body to increase mobility and flexibility of the muscle by releasing the fascia of the body through cutaneous stimulation of the skin.
This service involves a percussive therapy device that is used to increase blood flow and remove/flush out metabolic waste of the musculoskeletal system of the body. It has shown to increase range of motion and alleviate sore muscles.
This service is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body's natural healing process while providing support and stability to the joints and muscles without restricting the body's range of motion. It also provides extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered in a clinical setting.
How does kinesiology tape work?
Kinesiology tape is stretchy with a proprietary blend of cotton and nylon. It’s designed to mimic the skin’s elasticity so you can use your full range of motion. The tape’s medical-grade adhesive is also water-resistant and strong enough to stay on for three to five days, even while you work out or take showers.
When the tape is applied to your body, it recoils slightly, gently lifting your skin. It is believed that this helps to create a microscopic space between your skin and the tissues underneath it.
Creates space in joints
One small study with 32 participants showed that when kinesiology tape was applied over the knee, it increased the space in the knee joint. A similar study showed kinesiology tape also increased the space in the shoulder joint.Even though the increase in space is slight, it helps reduce the chance of joint irritation.
May change signals on pain pathways
Some physical therapists think the tape changes the information your sensory nervous system is sending about pain and compression in your body.
Dr. Megann Schooley, board-certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy and certified strength and conditioning specialist, explains it this way:
“All of your tissues — skin, connective tissue, fascia, muscles — contain sensory receptors that feel pain, temperature, and touch. Those receptors all contribute to proprioception—your brain’s sense of where your body is and what it’s doing. Kinesiology taping creates a lift that unloads the underlying tissues. Decompressing those tissues can change the signals going to the brain. When the brain receives a different signal, it’s going to respond differently,” Schooley says.
Trigger points are a good example. Physical therapists have used kinesiology tape to lift the skin over these tense, knotted muscles. When the area is decompressed, pain receptors send a new signal to the brain, and tension in the trigger point decreases.
A 2015 study showed that trigger point pain was reduced, and flexibility increased for people when kinesiology tape and manual pressure were used together.
May improve circulation of blood and fluids
If you’ve been injured, kinesiology tape might help improve circulation and reduce swelling in the area where you’re hurt.
A 2017 study showed that kinesiology taping can improve blood flow in the skin. It may also improve circulation of lymphatic fluids. Lymphatic fluid is mostly water, but it also contains proteins, bacteria, and other chemicals. The lymphatic system is the way your body regulates swelling and fluid buildup.
When kinesiology tape is applied, it creates extra subcutaneous space, which changes the pressure gradient in the area underneath your skin. That change in pressure enhances the flow of lymphatic fluid.
Changing the flow of lymphatic fluid could help bruises heal faster.
What is a Thera Gun
Thera gun is a powerful massage device used to increase blood flow and flush out metabolic waste from your muscles with targeted deep-tissue massage.
So why use Thera gun? For starters, Thera gun is a completely natural alternative that allows you to feel better without medications, supplements, or stimulants. Thera gun also puts you in charge of your own recovery. You can treat yourself wherever and whenever you’d like.
This device is not just for serious athletes. The thera gun was created to help everyday people find quick and lasting relief from everyday ailments. From treating knots (adhesions) and sore muscles to workout recovery, this device was designed with you in mind.
Dr. Jason shares the importance of developing a research-based, natural way to recover:
“Thera gun has helped me realize the power of natural solutions that are backed by science. I found that using science and technology to guide natural processes makes a real difference in the lives of people who are looking for ways to feel better, naturally. As a company, we’re continuously innovating, conducting research around the world. As we continue to learn about and create new natural wellness solutions, we intend to share what we know with you."
How does Thera Gun work?
Thera gun pioneered a revolutionary field of recovery known as percussive therapy. This works by delivering a unique combination of targeted deep-tissue massage, at a high-speed frequency, with the ability to apply sufficient force to the area.
Every Thera gun reaches 16 mm (60% deeper than other massage guns) into your muscle, increasing circulation. This supports your body’s ability to repair and helps you feel better.
Each device touches and retracts away from the body around forty times per second, a precise calibration that distracts the brain away from pain while also delivering deep, effective treatment.
Percussive therapy has many benefits beyond just immediate tension relief, including hydrating your muscle tissue, improving mobility, decreasing lactic acid, increasing blood flow, and decreasing muscle soreness and stiffness.
Scraping Therapy Benefits
Blades scraping is a soft tissue mobilization technique that helps to aid your body in healing from soft tissue restriction and injuries. Connective tissue in our bodies that connect, support, and surround our internal organs and bones are generally called (soft tissues). These would include fascia, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. If you are experiencing pain caused by soft tissue injury, you may be interested in scraping therapy.
Soft tissue injuries can be caused by trauma and come on suddenly, or injuries can be caused by overuse. Soft tissue injuries can be mild, moderate, or cause severe pain. Swelling, stiffness and/or bruising can all be associated with soft tissue injuries. When soft tissue is aggravated in your body, adhesions are formed, which is a way that your body deals with the source of pain. Scraping can help and offer pain relief and increase mobility of the body.
What is Scraping Therapy?
There are a vast number of different tools used in different shapes and sizes used in scraping therapies. This process should not be painful. During your scraping therapy your therapist will use a tool to gently “scrape” in different directions over any muscle that is experiencing problems. This is to reduce soft tissue restrictions and muscle restrictions. Scraping can be immensely helpful to patients that have scar tissue, fascia restrictions, and strained muscles, tendonitis or for the individuals that want their body to move more easily.
What does Scraping Therapy benefit?
Increases Range of Motion and Flexibility
Reducing pain in affected area
Breakdown of adhesion build up
How does Scraping Therapy work?
Scraping therapy is used to release the body from blood stagnation. To visualize this, you may want to compare the water from a running stream versus the water in a stagnant pond. The stagnant pond typically is full of green moss, and other growths as well. While the running stream will have clear water and constant flow. Our blood circulation is similar to this analogy. When blood isn’t flowing properly, it becomes stagnant and creates an environment more suitable for disease.
Therefore, Scraping is a useful technique. It can quickly release blockages in your body. This is because it promotes body fluid circulation which helps to normalize cellular metabolic processes and release toxins from your deep cellular tissues. Scraping has two main functions, where it both nourishes and detoxifies.