What's Happening This Month
I will be away for a week starting from the afternoon of Sat 28th June and will be working the afternoon of Friday the 27th June to ensure no-one misses out. Claire will be seeing my clients on Saturday the 5th July and with over 14 years’ experience, you will be in amazing hands. As usual, give me a call to sort your appointment times or book online at your leisure.
Friday's Food Fix
Our food posts on Facebook have proved extremely popular, so we thought we would make it a regular thing. The meals shared are the ones that Claire and I make, so you can be assured that not only are they healthy, but they are super easy and usually great for freezing for those nights you get home late and just can’t be bothered cooking. Like us on Facebook to be inspired by our Tuesday Tips and Friday’s Food Fix.
This Month's Topic
Hot in the world of body therapy at the moment is myfascial realise. You may have heard of it as connective tissue or fascia, something that Claire and I have extensive training in. So what is it and why do you need to know about it? Read on to learn more.
The Vital Bits
Connective Tissue / Myofascial Release
Connective tissue is a complex structure that surrounds pretty much every tissue of the body – from nerves to muscles and everything in between. It’s vital for providing form to the body as well as assisting in the delivery of nutrients and fluids. The best way to understand it is to look at your common sausage…our muscles are represented by the sausage meat (muschy), the connective tissue is the white casing around it (giving it shape).
Why do you need to know about it?
Connective tissue is much stronger than our organs, blood vessels, muscles and bones that it surrounds, so if it’s tight it will always win, creating restrictions. In order to achieve change in your body, it must be addressed as part of your treatment plan. Lets go back to the sausage for a minute and talk about a few of examples of connective tissue problems you may have experienced or heard of:
So now you understand a little more about connective tissue and why it’s important to treat, if you are suffering from any restrictions, please let us help you. Claire and myself have done extensive training in connective tissue realise (also known as myofascial realise) and you can expect to have to this work included in you treatments with us.
I love this little trick and it shows you what effect connective tissue has the whole body. Before you do this, try and touch your toes and make note of how far you can go. Next grab yourself a golf ball (the perfect size to fit under your feet) and massage the bottom of your feet by rolling your feet over the golf ball. This is easy to do while seated at your desk. Now try and touch your toes again. You should be able to go a lot further. Cool aye! And it’s great for tight calves and Plantar Fasciitis.
Mandy Crawford, Doctor of Osteopathy