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Fascial stretching eases aches & pains

When the human body feels stiff, sore or in pain, we tend to treat it with rest. If it gets bad enough, we may seek the expert opinion and help of a massage therapist, physical therapist or a physician. There is one part of our body that may be the root of most diseases, ailments, injuries, and pain: Our fascia.

Fascia is a three-tiered layer of tissue that encases all our muscles, arteries, joints, veins, nerves, and organs. Think of it as a spider web. If you pull one end of the web, the entire structure is affected. Fascia gives our body structure and function. Just like the spider web, if...

 

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