1. Fascia is a web of connective tissue formed in bands that wraps around all the internal parts of the body from head to toe and fuses it all together.
2. It can be found immediately beneath the skin, around muscles, groups of muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels, organs and cells.
3. Fascia is everywhere. Biologically, it’s what holds us together.
Healthy Fascia Benefits
1. Improved body symmetry and alignment
2. Increased blood flow. Faster recovery.
3. Scar tissue breakdown. Reduced appearance of stretch marks and cellulite
4. Reduced risk of injury
How Massage Helps?
Fascia can be treated by the use of a foam roller and/or stretching. However, massage therapy is more effective. The therapist can help you release the adhesions (scar tissue) that restrains the fascia. By working on the fascia, the muscles’ range of motion is improved.
After your Easter celebrations, don’t forget about Earth Day on April 22nd, this year focusing in global warming and a push for clean energy. Celebrated worldwide, Earth Day has brought people together through the years to seek action to reduce the impact human activity has had on our environment; and how we can change them to have a better tomorrow for our next generation.
Back in 1970 Gaylord Nelson, a then U.S Senator, had the idea to have a day focusing on the environment after the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, CA and inspired by the student anti-war movement, he thought that the only way to push for a change, was with public consciousness. Bringing a team together to organize and promote events across the country, the first Earth Day brought 20 million people out in the streets and by the end of the year created the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Act! Finally, in 1992 the United Nations conference on Earth Summit was created for Member States to work together on international development issues, making Earth Day a worldwide force.
Always exciting to know how when people work together amazing things can happen, regardless of race, religion, political views or socioeconomic background.
Here at Feeling Great Massage, we took the digital route to not just be more efficient but also help the environment by using less paper whenever possible.
Just as Spring season is here, we cannot forget those dratted allergies. For most people, Spring is not the greatest time of the year due to the arrival of the spring allergy season. The beautiful flowers blooming, grass and trees waking up from the winter months along with April showers, don’t mix well for someone with allergies, as pollen counts grow making people’s symptoms worse.
Sinus pain, congestion, nasal discharge, headaches and migraines are the symptoms that come with the allergy season. It is common to rely on prescribed medication to ease the discomfort of symptoms, but there is another method that can be used to complement or replace your regimen.
Did you know that sinus massage can help release pressure and ease congestion? Massaging the sinus helps drain out the mucus by increasing the blood circulation to the area.
This allows you to breath more easily giving you a sense of relief. You may try to do the massage yourself at home or add it to your next massage session as we don’t charge extra for this additionaltreatment. To prevent buildup, we recommend keeping massaging the area throughout the day after visiting us.
As we all know, it is finally Spring! And what better way to welcome the new season than the Cherry Blossom’s peak bloom that takes place between April 3rd and 6th. The beautiful Tidal Basin will be expecting more than 1.5 million people visiting our area over the course of 4 weeks to take part in the celebration of the blossoming cherry trees and their history.
On March 27th, 1912, the first two trees were planted along the Tidal Basin and they remain standing still to this day. They were part of 3,020 Japanese cherry trees given to Washington D.C, as a gift from the Mayor of Tokyo to establish the growing friendship between both countries, U.S. and Japan.
As part of the celebration, the grand National Cherry Blossom Festival, held annually between March 20th and April 14th, brings us activities, art exhibits, and cultural performances displaying and showcasing the Japanese culture. And did I mention the parade, live music, kite festival, and fireworks?
The Cherry Blossom Festival has activities for everyone to enjoy the long-awaited spring weather. Make sure you check it out, you don’t want to miss out!
For more information visit https://nationalcherryblossomfestival.org
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th every year around the world. The day is the focal point in the movement for women’s rights and marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. It is a day when we all celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
At Feeling Great, in celebration of International Women’s Day, we would like to honor all women in the fields of massage and bodywork. Day in and out, women in the field provide healing to many people, having a positive impact in their client’s lives and beyond.
The medical community is more accepting of massage therapy than ever before. The majority of therapists are female, about 90% to be exact. This shows the important role women have had, and continue having, in the field, and how their caring, nurturing, and passion for what they do has helped place Massage Therapy as a preferred alternative medical treatment. We are proud to be led by women at our business and glad to be part of an industry that not only provides healing, but also helps empower women professionally.
Happy International Women’s Day!
Winter is still here but remember that Spring is coming March 20th (just around the corner!). Most of us cannot wait any longer for spring to get here. Light layers, sunshine, flowers blooming, outdoor activities! Are just a few great things to mention about Spring.
The only downside of Spring is of course Spring Forward, or Daylight Savings Time on Sunday March 10th. Probably everyone's nightmare, to lose one whole hour of sleep that will mess with the start of your week. Just remember once you’ve recovered from a sleepless night, spring will kick off those winter blues.
More sunlight means more time spent outdoors which is what our bodies need to get vitamin-D, we don’t get much of it during winter times. Vitamin-D is great to strengthening our bones, keep a healthy immune system, regulate our mood and boost weight loss.