Fascia is a fibrous connective tissue within the body that surrounds muscles and other soft tissues and has a rubber band-like quality. Deep Fascia (or muscle fascia) surrounds (or encloses) individual muscles and muscle groups. Pound for pound, it is stronger than steel. When the muscles in your body are elongated through activity and exercise, fascia returns the body to its original position.
Fascia is responsible for:
- Holding muscle together and keeping it in the correct place
- Separating muscles to work independently of one another
- Allowing muscles to move smoothly against each other
Inactivity, injury and excessive repetitive movements through sports and exercise increase the density or mass of the fascia and can impair movement and circulation. This fascia build up holds the body in a damaged position, resulting in limited flexibility and muscle stiffness.
Fascial stretching, also referred to as Fascial Stretch Therapy or Resistance Flexibility Training, uses resistance while stretching, and is designed to break down deep fascia and restore flexibility and proper range of motion. Traditional stretching methods that do not leverage resistance actually produce more fascia. Removing excessive dense muscle fascia helps free muscles to develop and facilitates normal skeletal and rotational relationships.
What You Can Expect:
At J and K Fit, we use fascial stretching between each exercise during a personal training workout to develop muscles further and increase flexibility. We are proud to have a unique FX stretch machine – one of only three in the world like it – at our west Nashville fitness facility for individuals wanting to address any muscle stiffness, neck and back pain, muscle imbalances, difficulty gaining muscle density, and flexibility problems.
We also provide one-hour fascial stretching sessions designed to concentrate on specific conditions and client needs.
Our Fascial Stretching Session includes:
J and K Fit offers and recommends one free personal training session to all individuals interested in committing to our fitness services.
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