What is myofascial release?

Myofascial release is sort of physical therapy used to treat skeletal muscle immobility and myofascial pain syndrome. It’s hand-on techniques that the therapist apply pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and increase function.
Myofascial Release focuses on relieving pain by easing the tension and tightness in the trigger point by pressuring on sensitive points in your muscles (trigger points) as well as referred pain.

Myofascial Dry Needling is used to treat musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain. Dry needling using single, sterile solid needles with the specific purpose of treating dysfunction within the myofascial system of the human body in order to eliminate myofascial trigger points

Myofascial dry needling therapist concentrate on assessing trigger points in body and focus on treating specific area. Dry needling are required up to 6 treatments to effectively reduce those trigger points. Even thought, some tenderness and muscle might be felt post-treatment, you can receive more efficiency afterward.

Who should look for myofascial dry needling?
Myofascial Dry Needling is efficiently effect to people who is presenting with dysfunctional postural patterns and chronic pain symptoms.  

Dry needling may provide relief for some muscular pain and stiffness.

The trigger points may increase flexibility and improve range of motion. Consequently, this method is often used to treat sports injuries, muscle pain, and even fibromyalgia pain. Many types of research have provided evidence-based support in the treatment of acute and chronic back pain, chronic neck pain, tension-type migraine headaches, pelvic girdle pain, knee osteoarthritis, lateral elbow pain, and shoulder conditions.

Some common reasons and symptoms that can benefit from dry needling

  • Back Pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Strains
  • Scar tissue
  • Sciatica
  • Chronic Pain
  • Muscle Spasms  


  • Myofascial cupping is a safe intervention into soft tissue by creating negative pressure or suction on the skin. The approach uses plastic or glass cups: when the pressure in the cup is reduced either by heat or suction, it pulls up underlying tissues, blood, and fluids close to the surface of the skin. In the myofascial release treatment, therapists concentrate on the myofascial area where it feels stiff and fixed, called “trigger point” by checking under light pressure.
  • The cups are applied on affected areas and moved around in a gliding motion. In order to move the cups easily and smoothly, oil is applied previously. Then cups are placed on the skin where the tender muscles are, where the trigger points are, and where the acupressure points are, to release fascial pain.
  • During the cupping process, blood is drained from vessels and into the tissues through cupping. The body believes that it’s been injured, so in theory it stimulates a positive inflammatory response to mobilise antibodies against the area to cure it.
  • There are 2 types of cupping, the first one is dry cupping which is a suction-only approach, another one is wet cupping involving both suction and controlled medical bleeding. Also, the cups can be made of glass, plastic or silicone, and some of them have squeezable bulbs at one end, some have a manual pump attached to create suction.


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