What is Fascia?
Fascia is an extremely thin layer that encases all our muscles, bones, and internal organs.
According to researcher Thomas W. Findley, fascia is found everywhere. It goes beyond our muscles, bones, and organs. Its connections reach all the way to the nucleus of each cell.
When well-cared for, fascia allows for a clean flow of energy around the body. This keeps us feeling fresh and healthy – which is why myofascial release therapy is steadily gaining popularity.
What is myofascial release therapy?
Myofascial release is therapy method that focuses on removing pain and discomfort found within myofascial tissues.
Myofascial release techniques can be applied in many ways. The loosening of knots in our muscles through massages is one form. Proper stretching and the use of a foam roller is another. By doing this, one stands to improve overall health, increase mobility, and alleviate pain.
The regular usage of these techniques helps repair fascia by reducing inflammation. These effects are further enhanced by QiActiv® Essential Oils.
For example, QiActiv® Myofascial Repair essential oil works on the fascia all around our body, while QiActiv® Pelvic Care works on the pelvic area fascia, improving lower back pain, frequent bathroom urges, and female reproductive health.
What myofascial release therapies should I try?
As a strong advocate of a holistic approach to wellbeing and beauty, the Holistic Anti-Ageing Project has been pioneering massages, facials and slimming therapies that incorporate myofascial release since 2011.
Here a few therapies that you may want to try:
Meridians and Tissues Manipulation (MTM), is a unique deep fascia massage that blends the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) wisdom of meridians, acupuncture points and Qi (vital life force energy) with the modern knowledge of muscular fascia.
This massage uses Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream or QiActiv®Essential Oils to achieve the desired results. Ageless Herbal Cream supports the hormonal balance as facia and our hormones are intricately linked. QiActiv®Essential Oils reduce inflammation and supports myofascial repair and benefits our body’s hormonal changes.
MTM causes a host of holistic benefits including increased flexibility, reduced chronic pain, improved posture, reduced muscle pain, reduced symptoms of fibromyalgia and increased immune function.
To get the best value out of your massage, beware of practitioners who claim to perform MTM but do not incorporate any of the products shared above.
A majority of bSoul’s skin treatments employ connective tissue massages that works on releasing the superficial fascia beneath the skin. The benefits include wrinkle reduction, skin firming, and better long-term skin health. Skin that is regularly treated with connective tissue massage is better drained of toxins, oxygenated and has better immunity against stressed induced ageing.
Slimming and cellulite
Connective tissue massage in bSoul’s body treatments help release dehydrated fascia in localised areas of the body. Weight loss is increased when the body is better drained of toxins and its pathways are cleared to receive more oxygen and nutrients required for metabolism. Additionally, in cellulite treatments, hydrated fascia smooths out the appearance of cellulite.
Looking out for long-term health
Though myofascial release techniques are very effective, they are not meant to be the only answer to one’s muscle and skin problems. Instead, they are meant to be used as part of a long-term holistic wellness programme.
Just remember: If you invest time and care into your body, it will reward you.
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