The Web of Pain

Here’s a quick story about pain.

A client came to me and said, “I am having major neck and upper back pain.  It is so bad I’m getting headaches.  Can you help me?”

She said she was crabby, exhausted, and in pain all the time.  She wasn’t doing things with her friends because she couldn’t.

She had tried massage, stretching, exercise, hot baths, ice you name it.  Nothing worked anymore.

She needed something different, so she came to me.

After a few treatments, she no longer walked like a robot and her demeanor had changed significantly.

Are you wondering what I did?

I used a tool that helps to manipulate fascia and it is great for pain relief.

What the heck is fascia?

Fascia is a thin sheath of fibrous tissue that surrounds our muscles, nerves and organs.  It is a delicate system that looks similar to a spider web.

Now imagine a few of those very delicate spider web like fibers being stuck together.

These web-like stuck together fibers tend to get dense and hard. When they get dense and hard they don’t move very well and cause pain like headaches, piriformis syndrome, low back pain, and more.

Stuck is not good.

Stuck means that things are not moving as they should.  Kind of like an internal traffic jam.

We want our fascia to be open, not stuck.

When it is open and juicy it gives the muscles, nerves and bones etc. more space to do their job.

The human body is incredibly adaptive.  But adapting to pain can shape how we live and have long term consequences on our lives.

Chronic pain can affect every aspect of our life including relationships, employment and our ability to participate in normal activities.

We deserve to live as comfortably as possible, without chronic aches and pains.  If you feel stuck in a web of pain and would like to know more about the type of fascia therapy I provide, fill out the form below and let’s talk.

 

 

 

 

P.S.  If you want to see fascia up close and personal, take a look at this video. I show something similar to all of my clients.