"What is fascia and myofascial release?" Our RMT Lucie Bali answers one of the questions submitted by our clients.

Lucie: Fascia is the biological fabric that holds us together, the connective tissue network. It is the 3-D spider web of fibrous, gluey, and wet proteins that binds them all together in their proper placement.   

It can be described as band or sheet of connective tissue, primarily collagen, beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates muscles and other internal organs.

When injury, inflammation, or physical trauma occurs, the fascia can become tight and cause pain and/ or restricted range of motion.

Myofascial Release (MFR) aims to release the fascia and return it to a state of normalcy by applying gentle pressure to the restricted areas. 
 
MFR treats skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles. 


Lucie: When I graduated high school I did not know what I wanted “to be”. What I did know was that I wanted to help people.
In June of 2014, I graduated from Mount Royal University's 2200 hour Massage Therapy program, and couldn’t be happier. My goal is to customize your treatment specific to your needs.
I am trained in swedish massage, relaxation, myofascial release, deep tissue, trigger point release therapy, and cupping. Whether you want to improve your posture, help rehabilitate an injury, loosen over-worked muscles, relax, or if you simply crave the human touch, Apex and our team are here to help.

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