Manipulation, myo-fascial release & soft/deep tissue massage

Relieving tension and/or pain

Myofascial release

Myo-fascial release (myo = muscle; fascial = fascia is a connective tissue) involves the ECP physiotherapist to apply force slowly through the superficial layers of the fascia until the deep tissues are reached. Stretching, elongation of fascia, or mobilising adhesive tissues reduces pain for the client caused by repetitive stresses and strain of everyday life.

Soft/deep tissue massage

A soft/deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. ECP focuses on the soft tissues i.e. tendon, muscle, ligament, fascia, enthesis to reduce tension and restore the normal state of the tissue and this can be an excellent tool for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Joint manipulation

Joint manipulation is a type of passive movement of a skeletal joint and ECP uses joint manipulation and mobilisation aimed at ‘stiff’ joints causing or contributing to the clients’ pain. ECP targets one or more ‘stiff’ joints with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect by improving the joint gliding and allowing the joint to move more ‘freely’ after treatment. Joint manipulation can cause a release of ‘endorphins’ our natural hormones in their abilities to produce analgesia and a feeling of well-being.

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