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February 2017

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    What The Heck Is Fascia?

    what the heck is fascia

    I remember about 20 years ago, I was receiving therapeutic massage for a sports injury, and my massage therapist kept talking about myofascial release. I remember thinking—what the heck is fascia? I had no idea what this connective tissue was or how it effects health, pain, and even physical appearance.

    What The Heck Is Fascia?

    Over the years, I continued to hear everyone, from my yoga instructor to my naturopath and additional massage therapists, talk about fascia. I even noticed myofascial release products online and in fitness stores. I knew it was connective tissue, but that still meant little to me.

    We All Have Fascia

    Just like we all have muscles, tendons, and joints, we all have fascia; we just don’t hear about it as much. Think of fascia like you would the skin on an orange. The outer peel is our skin and the white pith is the fascia.

    Just like muscles, tendons, and joints, unhealthy fascia can lead to problems.

    How To Release Fascia

    There are many ways to release fascia, including:

    By working with a massage therapist or alternative practitioner who specializes in myofascial release, you can release fascial tension and alleviate pain, increase range of motion, and significantly eliminate the appearance of cellulite.

  • exfoliate your skin
    beauty cleansing

    3 Ways To Exfoliate Your Skin At Home

    Our skin is designed to exfoliate naturally or slough away the dead skin cells that contribute to acne-causing clogged pores and premature aging. You can accelerate this process by learning how to…

  • ease into your day
    mental health stress wellness

    Ease Into Your Day

    What is the first thing you do when your alarm clock goes off in the morning? For many, after hitting snooze a few times, it is to check your email, social…

  • brighten your teeth

    3 Easy Ways To Brighten Your Teeth

    Even if you brush and floss religiously, and head to the dentist twice a year—you may find that your teeth are slowly beginning to yellow. Between your love of coffee, wine,…

  • online dating

    Should You Try Online Dating?

    If you feel like you’re the only person who has never tried online dating, you are not alone. There is certainly something to be said for meeting someone organically, but don’t…

  • being present
    happiness wellness

    The Art Of Being Present

    We all know at least one person who makes you feel like the only person in the room when you’re with them. This is not necessarily a romantic gesture; they just…