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More on Fascia

    Fascia is a three dimensional sheet of firm tissue, that spreads throughout the body from head to toe. It has numerous forms, and essentially envelops the body beneath the skin, enclosing muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, nerves, arteries and organs. Fascia has the consistency of a trash bag or mesh, with both elastic and plastic properties. It can stretch, …

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Myofascial Release

             Some of my prior blogs have discussed the use of Foam Rollers and more recently, the use of Trigger Point Performance tools,  for Self Myofascial Release (SMR) Self myofascial release techniques have become increasingly popular among athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Therapists from many disciplines have embraced the use of myofascial release massage to reduce chronic pain …

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Is Your Problem Inflammation?

        If you’ve taken the steps to become healthy by exercising and changing your diet but still don’t feel well, there’s a good chance that inflammation is the cause. In a healthy body, inflammation serves a useful purpose by initiating the healing process. The cardinal signs of acute inflammation are redness, heat, pain and loss of function. The inflammatory …

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Agave- Not so Sweet

    Natural sweeteners are becoming more popular among those seeking “healthy” sweetener alternatives as well as out of fear about white sugar and high-fructose corn syrup that is so ubiquitous in our food. One so called healthy alternative sweetener that has been generating a lot of buzz is agave. Agave comes from the same plant used to make tequila. …

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