Moving our body in a variety of different ways is an active part of our everyday routine. Whether you’re working out at the gym, giving your child a piggyback ride, or simply just taking a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood. It’s not uncommon for people to sustain injuries that can leave them in pain.
The Benefits of Stretching
You may think that stretching is only necessary while taking a yoga class or after working out, however, stretching has a variety of benefits that keep your body feeling physically and mentally connected. Furthermore, stretching keeps muscles flexible, healthy, and strong. Because of this you are able to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Forgetting to stretch or not stretching correctly can cause your body to sustain strains, muscle damage, and joint pain. Therefor stretching is a preventative measure that decreases the chance injuries, and also helps with pain reduction.
Myofascial release is an alternative medicine therapy. It can reduce pain by alleviating tension and tightness in myofascial trigger points. In addition, this treatment relaxes contracted muscles, stimulates the stretch reflex in your muscles, improves blood, oxygen, and lymphatic circulation.
Active Stress Release
Active stretch release is an effective form of myofascial release that helps relieve pain. This massage-based therapy can treat a wide range of physical issues. This includes back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, headaches or migraines, and more. The cause of injuries is overused muscles. This can lead to acute conditions (pulls and tears), small tears (micro-trauma), and a lack of oxygen (hypoxia). Besides this changes in your muscles may produce scar tissues in the affected area, causing other tissues in your body to constrict and affect your range of motion.
Active stress release involves identifying the texture, tightness, and movement of the affected area. These areas can include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Active stretch release uses a hands-on approach to apply force to the identified stress point. This alleviates the pain and provides relief to the affected area.
If you are experiencing pain in any area of your body, Integrative Family Acupuncture and Massage Therapy in Smithtown provides active stretch release. Highly trained practitioners can help relieve your discomfort. Contact us to learn more about the services we provide to our patients throughout Long Island. Schedule your Suffolk County appointment today.