What is Fascia?
Fascia is a fibrous connective tissue made of collagen, along with fats and other body fluids. It surrounds almost every internal part of your body including organs, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels.
Visually, you can think of it as a membrane that enwraps and/or separates almost everything under your skin except ligaments and tendons.
Why Is It Important to My Body?
Fascia holds the internal structure of your body together.
Why Should I Get My Fascia Stretched?
The potential benefits of fascia stretching are reducing stiffness or pain, regaining flexibility and increasing physical comfort.
As we physically move through life – various traumas occur that can injure or deform our fascia:
- Injuries that cause our body to tighten up at the site of the injury to protect itself
- Performing repetitive activities with poor posture – like sitting in front of a computer without keeping our backs straight
- Chronic stress and nerves that tense us up
When those kinds of things happen, the fascia can contract and pull our skeletal structure out of alignment. When that happens, it can cause stiffness, headaches, localized pain, posture imbalances, and other physical discomforts.
How Is Fascia Stretching Done?
Much like a massage, we will work on those areas of your body where you may have discomfort or a desire to improve your mobility. Our objective is to help you achieve comfort by releasing any tension or misalignment caused by tightened fascia.