Face your Fascia
What is fascia you ask?
Fascia is a type of connective tissue that sits between your skin and your muscles. It runs around all of the muscles and organs in the body connecting everything together like an amazing web. Areas like our low back and lower leg region have a lot of fascia.
Sometimes, if it is overused, not used enough or put under stresses i.e from bad posture, it can get a little tight and ‘stuck’ and therefore prevent you from moving as freely as you could.
You may have heard the term ‘plantar fasciitis’ which is where the thick band of fascia that runs along the bottom of your foot becomes inflamed, often resulting in heel pain (we’ll discuss this further in a future blog).
To mobilize tight fascia, your Myotherapist may use treatment techniques such as
Guiding you through some active and/or passive stretching
Teaching you some self care myo-fascial release techniques
Teaching you how to foam roll
Its amazing how much your flexibility and range of movement improves once your fascia has been treated!
For more information, or to have your fascia treated, book an appointment with one of the Myotherapists at Berwick Myotherapy today.