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Understanding Fascial Lines in Human Anatomy

importance of fascia in injury

Fascia, often referred to as connective tissue, plays a crucial role in the human body’s structural integrity and functional coordination. Fascial lines, in particular, are continuous bands of fascia that traverse across multiple joints and muscle groups, serving as integral pathways for force transmission, proprioception, and movement efficiency. The human body is not merely a […]

Massage Guns: A Valuable Self-Care Tool, But a Risky Business in the Wrong Hands

massage guns for self care

In recent times, massage guns have taken the wellness world by storm. These handheld devices promise to deliver the benefits of massage therapy in the comfort of your home. While they can’t replace the expertise of a skilled therapist, they certainly have their place as excellent self-care tools, offering benefits like improved circulation and muscle […]

The Importance of Fascia in Injury Rehab

importance of fascia in injury

As an athlete or fitness enthusiast, you’re no stranger to injuries. They can be frustrating, time-consuming, and can derail your progress towards your goals. Whether you’re dealing with a sprained ankle, a torn muscle, or any other type of injury, rehab is essential to get back on track. But have you considered the role of […]

From Knots to Nerves: How Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy Are Different

Deep tissue therapy

When it comes to bodywork, these terms are often used interchangeably, but it is important to understand how massage and soft tissue therapy are different. However, these two practices have distinct differences in terms of techniques, focus, and intended outcomes. In this article, we will explore the similarities and differences between massage and soft tissue […]

What Is Fascia (and does it really matter?)

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In recent years, fascia has gained popularity in the fields of training, rehabilitation, and recovery. This is due in part to a growing understanding of the important role that it plays in the body. Many people recognize the benefits of targeting the tissue in various types of treatment and training have had an impact. So […]

Losing Tissue Pliability: Densification and How To Stop It

densification in the fascial matrix

If muscle pliability is the goal, densification is the enemy. When people start to feel stiff and restricted in their movement and range of motion, they may be told about having “adhesions” and scar tissue.  These vague descriptions aren’t necessarily wrong, but they don’t give the complete picture either.  The scientific concept that underlies some […]

Guide to Improving Muscle Pliability

strategies for improving muscle pliability

In the quest to improve movement quality & efficiency, as well as reducing the risk of injury, pliability has become a popular topic. This guide will help you with ways to improve muscle pliability. What Is Pliability? Pliability describes the quality of muscle tissue. Function focuses on effective/efficient movement.  It’s not just about how much […]

6 Ways To Increase Muscle Pliability

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Increasing muscle pliability is the goal of many recovery techniques because it is fundamental to high-quality human movement. Muscle pliability is a term that describes the optimal, qualitative state of your muscle tissue. Having “pliable” muscles means that they are supple and resilient. They move without restriction and have elastic quality to them. This allows […]

The Complete Guide To Collagen And Tissue Repair

collagen and tissue repair

This guide will help you understand what collagen and tissue repair. You’ll learn what collagen is and its role in human movement. We’ll also cover what happens when things go wrong and how to fix them. Understanding Collagen Collagen is a protein that is found throughout the human body and is a major component of […]

The Importance of Tissue Pliability for Hamstring Health in Athletes

one of the ways to support hamstring health is foam rolling

As an athlete, maintaining optimal hamstring health is crucial for peak performance and injury prevention. The hamstrings play a significant role in various sports movements, such as running, jumping, and kicking. However, factors like tissue densification and reduced tissue pliability can lead to decreased flexibility, increased risk of injury, and impaired athletic performance. In this […]