What are myofascial and fasciolysis?
The fascia gun, as we know from its name is closely related to the fascia, so we need to understand what the fascia is first.
The soft tissue component of connective tissue is called fascia, and fascia tissue is described as a bundle, indivisible network of connective tissue around muscles and organs in the body.
To put it simply, you can think of fascia as layer upon layer of plastic wrap covering all the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and even joints. That white mucous membrane on the surface of a chicken breast is called fascia.
The fascia may become tight or inflamed due to poor posture, dehydration, injury, stress, and lack of exercise. When fascia tissue becomes tense or inflamed, it can result in reduced range of motion, muscle strength, soft tissue extension, and sometimes pain (for example, plantar fasciitis).
For myofascial relaxed helps to reduce the tight fascia and inflammation, most myofascial relaxation techniques are focused on the concept of relaxation, by applying pressure to stimulate muscle, make its become more on, thus stimulating tendon spindle produce self contained, reduce the excitability of the muscle spindle, relax muscle strain, so as to improve the fascia of tight and inflammation.
Muscle spindles: Intramural receptors, arranged parallel to muscle fibers, sensitive to changes in muscle length and the rate at which it changes. When a muscle is pulled, the spindle is also elongated and activated, reflexively causing muscle contraction, known as the stretch reflex, such as the knee jerk reflex.
Tendon spindles: Receptors at the junction of muscle fibers with tendons, arranged in series with muscle fibers, sensitive to changes in muscle tone and the rate at which it changes. Increased muscle tone activates the tendinous spindle, causing muscle relaxation reflexively. Autoinhibition occurs when a muscle reflexively relaxes itself by stimulating the spindles as a result of increased tension.
There are three main types of myofascial release:
Direct myofascial release, indirect myofascial release and self-myofascial release.
Direct myofascial relaxation usually works directly on the area of the restricted fascia. Fists, knuckles, elbows and other tools are used to slowly sink into the tight fascia and apply a few kilograms of pressure in an attempt to stretch the fascia.
Indirect myofascial relaxation refers to the gentle stretching of the tight fascia area. Studies have found that applying gentle traction to a tight fascia can transfer heat and increase blood flow to the target area, such as static stretching.
Self-myofascial relaxation refers to the relaxation of muscles and muscles by applying pressure from one’s own weight on a soft object. A soft foam shaft or a tennis ball is usually used, and the body is placed on top of these tools, and gravity is used to apply pressure on specific muscle groups to relax the fascia.
The fascia gun (massage gun) and vibrating foam axis are new tools that have been developed to better assist people in self-fascia relaxation. Developers believe these new tools offer similar benefits to traditional self-fascia relaxation techniques, but does it really work?
Post time: May-19-2022