Mostly made up of densely packed collagen fibers, fascia forms an extensive web of sheets and chords that envelopes every vital organ within the body such as muscle, blood vessels, internal organs, and nerves. It makes for the clear cut boundaries of the body’s vital structures by enclosing them separately. This is how friction between the body’s adjacent tissues is prevented ensuring the avoidance of injury and accurate functioning of the organ systems.
Fascia performs the duty of insulating the vital organs from stress or trauma, fastening and securing them to their corresponding attachments and is generally unyielding to prevent the body from caving in.
Having sheathed both the muscles and other vital organs, fascia allows them to glide effortlessly and smoothly against each other for a more fluid movement. What’s more, the fascia’s tautness prevents the muscles from over-stretching as a way to prevent injuries. In addition, fascia preserves the body’s shape and form by the correct placement and attachments of all the vital organs within the body cavity.
Suffice it to say that having a healthy fascia is a big step toward having good physical status and overall well-being. The following are some basic tips on how you can take good care of your fascia and achieve that spring to your step.
Tools that sooth
Some tools that are meant to relieve muscle and fascial stiffness can also provide more benefits like reducing the appearance of cellulite. FasciaBlaster has been tried and tested by a multitude of people who swear by its positive and impressive results. Best used with oil, scrub the FasciaBlaster on bare skin in a washboard scrubbing motion anywhere you might feel the need to experience relief and feel the difference.
Water basically constitutes the human body. To keep all its structures working efficiently, drinking the optimum amount of water every day is indispensable. The fascia should be kept constantly wet to achieve prime function.
Warm and cozy
A relaxing soak in a warm bath loosens up tight muscles and their concomitant fascia relieving you of that feeling of tightness and stress. A warm soak could cause blood to pool in some muscle groups though, to avoid this, it is best to walk around a bit after you get out of that tub.
Stretch and hold
Fascia develops tightness and tension when the muscles they support become the same way. As this condition is maintained, fascia becomes rigid and starts to exert much pressure on the surrounding muscles and nerves causing pain and limitations in range of motion.
It takes more time for fascia to be significantly stretched, thus, an exercise routine that holds stretches for about three to five minutes should be included in your daily workout.
Sticky adhesions are formed on the fascial surfaces when there is a lack of movement or stretch. With the constant need for more movement, these adhesions then become too tough that they begin to cause pain or discomfort. Daily exercise routines that do not necessarily have to be quite taxing will do wonders in balancing your fascia’s tautness and expandability giving you more ease of movement.
See a fascia specialist
When the discomfort gets too much for you to handle, there is always a fascia specialist that can make you feel like new. Find one who can assure you of the best plan of management suited to your particular case.
No individual needs to go through discomfort and pain. There are specialists and tools that can make you feel and look your best. It is just a matter of choice. Choose well.