Fascial Restrictions And Benefits of Massage Therapy

By Sara Rostaie

What is fascia?
Fascial Restrictions And Benefits of Massage Therapy
Fascia is a thin casing of connective tissue that surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber and muscle in place. The tissue does more than provide internal structure; fascia has nerves that make it almost as sensitive as skin.
What are Fascial restrictions and how do they form:
Fascia is naturally very flexible, but it can become tight and rigid with injury or stress.

What are some side effects of tight fascia?
● Restriction of movement and daily function
● Muscular tightness
● Pain and tension on muscles and/or joints
● Restriction of blood flow, organ function and nerves
● Body alignment becomes off balance; compensatory movement patterns develop

What happens when fascia is worked on?
● Restore in movement and gait (pattern of steps and movement)
● Body becomes properly aligned – No more compensation!
● Allows for more flexibility
● Increase blood circulation and organ function
● Reduced inflammation in the body

What is “Myofascial Release” and how can massage help?
Myofascial Release is a hands-on, manual approach that evaluates the whole body to treat the cause of the symptoms, whether it be pain, tightness etc. Myofascial Release strives to achieve pain-free, efficient movement patterns, through alignment and balancing of the body.

Some forms of treatment are:
● Myofascial trigger point release – working with knots
● Skin rolling – works with the first layers of the skin
● Facial cutting techniques – reduce adhesions within or between muscles

QubeCore Sports & Rehab offers Registered Massage Therapy services in North Vancouver for a wide range of injuries and conditions. To book your appointment with Sara Rostaie, call 604 210 2274 or simply B​OOK ONLINE.

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