The health of the fascia can be compromised by two main causes: inflammation and immobility. Inflammation can be caused by injury, overuse, misuse, and other factors. Immobility occurs from the lack of use or movement. Both inflammation and immobility eventually cause the microfibers of the fascia to dehydrate and thicken. The lack of fluid and movement in between adjacent layers of connective tissues binds them together, which reduces range of motion, impedes blood flow, and impinges nerve fibers.
If not addressed, the thickened microfibers of damaged fascia become comparable to an internal cast for the body. Even after a traumatized area has healed, these adhesions do not go away; they accumulate over time, causing increased stiffness, pain, and even burning sensations as nerves lose their ability to mobilize.
Therapies like acupuncture treatment, electro-acupuncture, trigger point dry needling, cupping, guasha, and other manual techniques each work in their own way to address aspects of fascia health. All of the therapies provided at South Jersey Sports Acupuncture work directly with the fascia. With skillful application, they can be used to combat and release the stiffness and tension caused by the accumulation of fascial adhesions. Many times, immediate relief can be felt as health is restored to the fascial network.
By making sure your body stays as adaptable as possible, Sports Acupuncture provides Performance Optimization, Injury Prevention, and Career Longevity to the athlete and active person.
Whether its acute pain from an injury or chronic pain that’s been lingering around, acupuncture is a great solution to bring you the relief you need.
By balancing body chemistry and reinforcing the natural energy flow in the body, health and wellness, peace of mind, and resistance to stress is possible.