Fascia Self-Care is a newer modality, based on knowledge and explorations of the function & form of fascia (connective tissue) throughout the body. Previously, this connective tissue was seen in dissections as the “stuffing.” It was like the styro-foam in the box, like something you must scrape out and throw away in order to get to the good stuff. Only in recent decades have physicians and researchers begun to realize that this type of tissue is not just 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 began to integrate connective tissue 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 on treating fascia. I have learned from all of their work.
Assisted Stretching and Fascia Self-Care have been combined into one type of session. Invest in a session today and feel the benefits for yourself!