What is Fascia?
Fascia is a sheet of connective tissue beneath the skin that surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber and muscle in place. Fascia has nerves that make it almost as sensitive as skin. When stressed, it tightens up.
It’s designed to stretch as you move. But there are certain things that cause fascia to thicken, become sticky, and tighten up around muscles; Such as prolonged sitting, exercise, and injury. This limits mobility and blood circulation, messes with spinal alignment, and causes painful knots to develop.
It may start with a tightness when completing everyday activities, like bending down to tie your shoe, but over time, will progress to more constant pain, increase the chances of injury, and overall fade in performance.
Discover the Magic of Foam Rolling
Foam Rolling is a the simple tool that stretches the fascia and helps to break down the muscle knots. It’s a form of active recovery called Trigger Point Therapy which assists in achieving long-term results. It relieves pain and gets tight fascia and muscle fibers to relax. Resulting in an increase of blood flow and circulation while loosening and stretching your muscles and fascia, helping them lengthen and get back to their original range of motion.
Science and research show that if you want muscle and joint pain to go away, you need to incorporate foam rolling on a regular basis.
The challenge is foam rolling is like flossing-- You know it’s good for you, yet it's a struggle to make it part of your daily (or even weekly) routine...