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Fascia: What you need to know

Fascia plays a key role in health, athletics and pain management . Keep yours flexible and properly aligned. One of the latest buzzwords in the fitness industry is “fascia,” but do you really know what it is? While it’s a new concept to many, this internal spider’s web has been studied for years and is finally coming to light. Here’s a primer on how fascia impacts your athletic performance, day-to-day living, and effects pain management and injury prevention: Picture yourself prepping a raw chicken breast for dinner. (Don’t get grossed out, I promise this is going somewhere!) Think about the thin, filmy layer that separates sections of the meat— that’s fascial tissue. Fascia covers and interpenetrates every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord. This intricate system exists from head to toe as one contiguous

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