Monday, January 19, 2009

Myofascial Body Therapy

Myofascial Body Therapy is a type of massage. I have a session every two weeks . I have found it to be quite helpful . Not moving much causes the fascia to become hardened
and movement will be restricted more than it already is. I have included a link to some further information on it . I have been getting this type of massage every other week for the past 2 years . I hope you find this interesting and helpful

Below is an excerpt from the article :

Fascia is very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein as well as all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord. The most interesting aspect of the fascial system is that it is not just a system of separate coverings. It is actually one structure that exists from head to foot without interruption. In this way you can begin to see that each part of the entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater.

Fascia also plays an important role in the support of our bodies, since it surrounds and attaches to all structures. These structures would not be able to provide the stability without the constant pull of the fascial system. In fact, our bones can be thought of as tent poles, which cannot support the structure without the constant support of the guide wires (or fascia) to keep an adequate amount of tension to allow the tent (or body) to remain upright with proper equilibrium.

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