Stretching Your Fascia

Stretching feels good, animals do it all the time. But sometimes it hurts to stretch, sometimes its hard to move out of a particular posture, which can make us think twice about stretching in the first place. So what actually happens when we stretch? What is the...

Back Pain and Sitting Down

If we have to sit for long periods of time during the day, whether for a job or in the car, the constant pressure of the seat edge against the backs of our thighs can cut off circulation to a certain extent, which can promote trigger points in the hamstring muscles....

Myofascial Pain and Trigger Points

Myofascial pain is often caused by trigger points, areas in the soft tissue which have become ‘stuck’ together. Trigger points can only be affected by PHYSICAL intervention. They will not respond to meditation, relaxation or positive thinking. Stretching...

Sleeplessness, Depression and Trigger points

Untreated trigger points in tight muscle tissue can really affect a person’s mood long term. Chronic pain can sometimes be a cause of depression. It is pretty impossible to lie down and put weight on any tight muscle, so a good nights sleep is going to be hard...

Pain and Aging Strain Patterns

As we age, our bodies can take on strain patterns, which are dependent upon our posture, our jobs and everyday repetitive actions. These strain patterns can run in lines throughout the body along connecting muscles and soft tissues, causing shortening in the muscles...