Fascia Self-Care is a fairly recent development in the world of bodywork.
Using special techniques and therapeutic tools including soft balls, straps, and rollers, fascia self-care empowers clients to eliminate pain, nourish and relieve tight muscles, restore tissue elasticity, and activate the body’s natural mechanisms for relaxation and improved cellular functioning.
You may be asking, what is fascia anyway? Fascia is a living network of connective tissue that exists through and between the layers of the entire body. Medical knowledge is just starting to explore and understand its function & form. Previously, connective tissue was seen in dissections like the stuffing in the box, something you must scrape away to get to the good stuff – the muscles and the bones.
Only in recent decades have physicians and researchers begun to realize that this type of tissue is not only important, but actually vital to the proper functioning of bones, muscles, organs, blood flow, lymph, and the nervous system!
Therefore, caring for your connective tissue means caring for your whole body! In order for the nervous system to function properly, the fascia has to be functioning properly. Your nervous system, your blood vessels, and your lymphatic system are embedded in a layer of fascia, which, if it’s restricted or dehydrated or scarred, is going to block the proper functioning of these systems.
As a practitioner, I began to realize how amazing connective tissue treatment can be after I used it to treat an injury of my own, with amazing and immediate results. Even my chiropractor couldn’t believe it! Since many of my clients have chronic pain, I have begun to include fascia self-treatment into sessions.
Fascia Self-Care involves learning specialized movements using props like a roller, strap, and various sizes of balls. Eric Franklin, Gil Hedley, Sue Hitzmann, Jill Miller, and Anthony Chrisco are all experts in the field of self-treating fascia. I have learned from all of their work and have recently become certified in the Roll Model.
Therapeutic Yoga, Assisted Stretching and Fascia Self-Care have been combined for pricing simplicity. A session may include one or all three. Invest in a session today and feel the benefits for yourself!