Acupressure and Myofascial Release

Incline Health is a professional chiropractic treatment centre focused on facilitating the treatment and recovery of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. We offer a wide range of treatments and are experts at finding the right combination of therapies to maximise your recovery goals. Alongside our chiropractic care, we also offer acupressure and myofascial release for candidates that require the distinct advantages of these therapies.

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What is Myofascial Release?

Myofascial tissues extend throughout your body and wrap around your organs and muscles. These strong and fibrous tissues run from your toes all the way to your head, are long, thin and have high tensile strength. They provide support for your muscles and reduce friction from movement, making them vital to the smooth performance of your musculoskeletal system.

Ideally, myofascial tissues should be soft and flexible, making movement easy, however, injury to the tissues can cause them to become tight and hard, resulting in pain and discomfort throughout the body.

At Incline Health we employ a technique called Myofascial Release to help stretch and loosen the tightened fascia, providing effective relief and bringing healthy balance back to the body.

What is Acupressure?

Acupressure is a similar therapeutic technique to acupuncture, except instead of needles it uses the fingers and hands to apply pressure to different parts of the body. Acupressure works by targeting “trigger-points” that are connected to the proper functioning of muscles, organs or tissues. By applying pressure to these points acupressure can release tension, improve blood circulation, stimulate nerve cells and help the release of regulatory chemicals throughout the body.

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What is Myofascial Release and Acupressure used for at Incline Health?

At Incline Health myofascial release and acupressure are used in combination with chiropractic care to treat a variety of conditions and symptoms. Often used in conjunction with one another myofascial release and acupressure can be used to relieve:  

  • Muscular pressure: Our treatments involving myofascial release and acupressure are effective at relieving muscular tension, knots and pressure throughout the body.
  • Pain: Physical pain throughout our body such as headaches or back pain can often be traced back to muscular or myofascial pressure and effectively relieved by the right combination of myofascial release and acupressure sessions.
  • Restricted movement: Restricted movement from pain, tension, inflammation or reduced flexibility can be targeted by the right therapy to help bring movement back into the body.

While these are the most common uses of myofascial release and acupressure, they can also be applied as part of the treatment for a wide variety of conditions. If you believe that it could help with your treatment or recovery talk to your therapeutic partner at Incline Health today.

Start your treatment at Incline Health today

Our practitioners at Incline Health are dedicated to providing targeted, individualised treatment plans for every patient that we treat. We offer effective onsite therapies such as chiropractic adjustments, myofascial release and acupressure, but also help guide your treatment at home to maximise your chances of a successful recovery.

Make an Appointment at Incline Health today.