“Take care of yourself, it’s the only place you should live.” ~Jim Rohn
I hear this happens to a lot of people, but when it happens to me it makes me uneasy. I didn’t know what was happening to me, and I didn’t get a satisfactory answer.
Most of the days the weather was nice, I was feeling good, I was wearing my different hats and going about my normal routine. A mother of two young children, a human mother of three fur babies, a general household manager, and a full-time dentist. Hygienist. And suddenly it can hit me like a pile of bricks… back pain, neck pain, jaw pain, tension headaches, and even migraines.
I woke up in the morning feeling tense and sore in my body, but I had no idea why. At times it was also so intense that I was driven to bananas because I couldn’t pinpoint why.
I didn’t do any yard work yesterday. I didn’t hurt myself. I didn’t trip or fall. I haven’t even shoveled snow in the past few days. It was so strange. I didn’t understand what was going on.
I remember the first time it happened when I was about 13. It was a summer morning and I couldn’t get out of bed to go to my babysitting job. Also, when I was in my late twenties, I once had cramps in my lower back when I was hunched over and bent over, causing me to fall to the floor and not be able to stand up. This has happened many times.
I felt sick for a few days when an unexplained episode happened, but then calmed down. Luckily most days I just felt the usual minimal tension at night. It wasn’t very intense, but it was enough for me to notice.
I also had migraines and tension headaches that would last for days at a time. It was not enjoyable for anyone, including my young family. I also felt guilty and stressed with the ever-longer list of errands. When that happened, I would be stopped and the people around me would suffer, so I wanted to avoid it at all costs.
During my examination, I was told I had muscle spasms, tension headaches, or migraines. They told me to relax (yes!), prescribed pain relievers, and applied topical creams to the affected area. It helped, but I still couldn’t figure out why it suddenly happened.
People around me heard things like, ‘Wait until you’re 30 or 40. That’s when all the problems start!’ or “Wait until you’re my age!” or “Welcome to the club!” Listening, I was upset and depressed.
Have you ever had an ultrasound, scan, or MRI and been told that everything was fine? It must be muscular, or worse, it’s all in your head. do you have? For most people, this diagnosis is very frustrating and leaves them confused and searching for an answer. They want to find something that can help ease the pain and tension. They’ve done a lot but nothing seems to help…
Ultimately, it’s all about the fascia.
What is FA-SH-EE-AH? It is the connective tissue of our body. Imagine her one dimensional web, continuous from head to toe. It is a translucent membrane, partially thickened.
This tissue not only wraps and divides our organs, muscles, and other body parts, as was previously thought, but actually makes up each and every one of our cells. We interconnect all 100 trillion. Fascia is everywhere! It protects us, supports the tissues around us, and communicates with our entire being. This is the only system that connects with every other system in the body.
The magic of our precious fascia doesn’t end here, so does the memory. It records our entire life, but it also includes traumatic events: physical, repetitive, mental stress (falls, burns, bruises, surgeries, repetitive exercise), viruses (hello, COVID-19). !), infections…and unprocessed emotions. Negative thoughts, limiting beliefs, and unhealthy habits and behaviors have the most impact. From the third trimester of the womb to our last breath, our fascia tracks and remembers everything.
Our beautiful bodies have the potential to auto-regulate, and so does our fascia. But we live in a world where productivity is a sport, endless to-do lists are plentiful, and excessive schedules are a badge of honor. This definitely takes a toll on our bodies and minds. Therefore, our fascia does not always release as expected and tension begins to build up.
Tight unreleased fascia tightens the surrounding tissue and worsens over time. Leaving it unreleased can get you into trouble. Additionally, since this is like a 3D blanket, it will start to affect and pull other parts of your body. Just like tugging or tugging on a corner of a blanket pulls on the entire blanket. The fascia of our body is exactly the same!
Because of this, the root cause of symptoms may come from a completely different part of the body. It also explains why many treatments are ineffective. This is because these treatments treat the site of the symptoms rather than the cause of the symptoms.
Tightened fascia can wreak havoc on our health and have a domino effect on our bodies and minds. It affects all our cells (muscles, organs, bones/joints and all other tissues that make up all systems).
As an example, tightening of the fascia around and within an organ (remember, fascia is present in all cells) can have a tremendous effect on this organ, preventing it from functioning properly.
Recurring neck pain, stiff shoulder blades, and digestive problems can all be attributed to stiff fascia when he fell off his bike while learning to ride at age 5. There is a nature. The fascia protected you in the fall, but it’s gotten stiffer all this time and now he’s pulling on the 3D fascia blanket.
The temporomandibular disorder, acid reflux, and decreased range of motion in your shoulders you’re experiencing may be due to having your appendix removed as a child. In a scar, only a small scar on the skin is visible, but inside is an iceberg of adhesions that is constantly being pulled.
Persistent hip strain, left tinnitus, and a weak bladder can all be the result of a high-risk pregnancy and a stressful birth. Those babies take up a lot of space and our tissues should return to where they came from, but sometimes they don’t and they start pulling it too. Not to mention the stressful effects of high-risk childbirth. This could also be the root cause of the problem.
Healthy fascia is the missing piece to health and wellness. A holistic approach is required to liberate this complex organization that affects us in so many ways. It takes 20-30 seconds to stretch a muscle, but it usually takes 3-5 minutes, sometimes longer, to stretch and release her one layer of dysfunctional fascia.
To maintain optimal health, gentle movements that release tight fascia and relax the nervous system go hand in hand. Walking, swimming, stretching, yoga and meditation are great options. Every bit counts!
If your goal is to release your fascia, avoid anything that is too intense or stimulates your fascia, such as HIIT, spinning, and marathons. But remember that fascial health is a journey and worth it.
Please start the fascia release from today. Taking care of it gives you the best return on investment and definitely affects your health and well-being. You deserve it and your future self will thank you!