Myofascial release is an effective method of treatment for those with pain and excessive muscle tension as a result of restrictions in the fascia (connective tissue that encases muscles and other structures within the body). Trigger points are areas within muscle that are in constant contraction that are painful to the touch and can also cause pain in other areas in a specific referral pattern. There are multiple treatment methods that a skilled practitioner may utilize, but most commonly it involves direct pressure to the trigger point until the tissue releases and softens. Full resolution of these types of conditions will take several treatment sessions and ultimately depend on removing the factor that created it in the first place.
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