What is Fascia?
Healthy fascia is normally supple, stretchy, and flexible, allowing it to slide and glide across muscles and around joints. Fascia can get stiff and sticky when you don’t move around enough, but it can also get twisted and bound up when you move too much, do a lot of repetitive motion, or become injured.
Signs that your fascia may be stuck can include feeling stiff and creaky, popping joints, areas of sensitivity and tightness, chronic pain, reduced range of motion, and feeling like you are trapped in a “straightjacket”.
tricks For Getting Fascia unstuck
Massage therapists work with a lot of fascia everyday, and they use many tricks and techniques to keep your muscles and fascia working together. A frequently use and very effective technique used by massage therapists is myofascial release. By applying gentle and sustained pressure to myofascial connective tissues, a skilled therapist can eliminate pain and restore healthy motion.
Myofascial Release & Your Next Massage
These techniques can be incorporated into any of our session types. The next time you visit, ask your massage therapist to incorporate some myofascial release techniques to get you unstuck!