Download your FREE Beginner’s Guide to Fascia Release, a PDF guide to help you master the basics ???? https://mobilitymastery.mykajabi.com/beginners-guide-to-fascia-release
I’m so excited to share this video and the accompanying PDF with you! So many of you keep asking me questions that should really all exist in one place, to help you master the basics of effective fascia release. Now all these tips finally have a home, and I encourage you to return to as often as needed to this guide in order to heal and optimize (hey, that kind of rhymed! ????
We’re tackling this Beginner’s Guide from two main perspectives: basic techniques everyone who owns a body should memorize or master, in order to tackle just about any common pain complaint and optimize you for pain prevention. You’ll find the complete list of techniques for upper body and lower body fascia release in the video and PDF guide.
Then, we’re talking about HOW to release fascia effectively, starting with defining what effective fascia release is from my perspective (hint: I’m breaking down the whole compression and shearing thing today, yay!)
I encourage you to master the most commonly needed fascia release techniques, all of which you can find on the Mobility Mastery blog and YouTube channel. You can use the search function in either place and use key words (like forearms, or hamstrings) to find each technique.
There are some key things to remember that I address in this video, like how to create nervous system SAFETY, why this is the master key to getting results that last, how to find your edge in order to get faster results, and how to effectively compress and SHEAR fascial adhesions or areas of dense fascia in order to actually release those fibers from one another.
This last bit is what restores your total body water content, because you’re activating fasciacytes, which synthesize hyaluronic acid, which imbibes the water you drink into the Extracellular Matrix, which is where your CELLS pull water into themselves from…basically, the ECM is your body’s water well system, where your cells get hydrated.
If you ONLY utilize compression (without shearing) or stretching methods – like MELT, trigger point therapy, most massage modalities, yoga and static stretching – then you’ll activate fibroblasts, which synthesize collagen. Which is AWESOME, and definitely important for healthy tissues, but if we are meant to be up to 70% water then don’t you think it’s important to create more WATER than fiber inside of yourself?
The right balance of collagen to HA/water is what we’re really after, so you definitely want both, just make sure you’re compressing and shearing MORE than stretching, massaging etc.
And remember to drink lots of high quality filtered or spring water, to rehydrate with.
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