There’s a new craze going around and there’s a chance you missed it amongst all the others. It’s definitely easy to miss them, but the Fascia Massage Craze is actually work looking into. Does it really help you? Can it help get rid of Cellulite? Most importantly, do you need to be doing it? The obvious answer here is that you should really only be doing it if you want to. If you’re into bodywork and treating fascia, then it’s a great addition to your routine, but you won’t actually suffer any ill side effects from not doing it. Before we get too far into that, however, here’s an important question: what is fascia?
Everyone Has it – Including You
Everyone has fascia. You can’t see it, but it’s the connective tissue that engulfs your muscles and organs. Experts often have a hard time explaining what it is and what it looks like, usually explaining it as if it were the white part of the orange peel. Some even call it a sort of plastic wrap that encloses your muscles, going to far as to call it a TV dinner, of sorts. Confused? Don’t worry, even the experts are a bit mystified over what it actually is. They tend to think of fascia as a tissue that supports muscle and tissue, or rather, a bag that keeps your body intact.
It Affects Everything
The fascia within your body reacts to every single step and every single movement you make. If you’re performing some kind of high impact activity, the fascia will clamp up, and it will literally stick to itself – it causes muscle pain, tightness, and you’re probably wondering how you can fix it. Yep, it’s possible, and there are plenty of effective treatments for fascia tension.
What is Fascia Massage?
There really two primary methods of treating fascia tension, the first is the typical massage. Foam rolling is one of the most common methods of self-myofascial release, and it might seem like a perfect fix, but it simply compresses your tissue over the fascia. Yes, it will make it feel better, but in the end, you’re going to find that it’s just not enough.
Instead, you have products like FasciaBlaster, which are intended to ‘rake’ through the layers of fascia like a comb. It allows patients to treat themselves right at home, and give themselves the relief they need. Keep in mind, however, that you’re always going to want to speak with a doctor to make sure that this method is for you – the last thing you ever want to do is perform this type of maintenance if your facial issues are the result of an injury – it won’t bode too well for you.
As always, make sure you talk to your doctor before you proceed. The fascia massage will make you feel better, undoubtedly, but make sure you’re doing it safely!
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