Myofascial release is a type of physical therapy used to treat myofascial pain syndrome. ‘Myo,’ is the root word for muscle while the word ‘fascia’ refers to the flexible bands and fiber bundles that make a thin casing of connective tubing joining your organs to your muscles and bones. Fascia can occasionally tighten and form muscle knots.
Millions of Americans have spent a great deal of time last year in unfamiliar workspaces. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the pandemic has led to an increase in back and neck pain due to a variety of factors: less exercise, psychological stress, poor posture and home office setups.
Whether you’re being bogged down by stress and anxiety or running on empty trying to keep up with your busy schedule – and sometimes both simultaneously – we all could use a massage to just relax. But did you know that outside of simply relaxing, there are benefits to massage that can also improve your body’s everyday quality of life. With different variations and methods for massage, there is always an option for you...
It’s been eight endless hours of never-ending zoom meetings, spreadsheet work, phone calls, making lunch for the kids and rushing back to a conference call that you hope isn’t interrupted by the barking of your dachshund who lets your entire department know that the gardener is here.
Self-care is all about your mental, emotional, and physical well-being and those are to never be taken lightly. During times of heightened stress, many of us can begin to feel overwhelmed and run down every single day. By focusing on you for a few minutes a day, you can start to regain some of the control you may feel you have lost this year.
re you an avid gym go-er? A chill and relax-er? Or a perfect mix of both? Regardless of your lifestyle, sore, achy muscles are inevitable and seem to hit at the most inopportune times. If you’re like us, life is too busy to slow down from painful trigger points and knots.
You know the feeling. That squeezing headache that just won’t quit, unsure if it’s a sinus, cluster or migraine hitting you. But do we really know what type of headache we’re having when we’re having one? Before you reach for those OTC pain relievers, there may be a better treatment with longer term benefits.