Fascia is the head-to-toe, fingertip to fingertip “web-like” connective tissue that runs throughout your entire body. It’s in every inch of your body, even your eye sockets! It’s a connective tissue that supports and holds together your muscles, organs and soft tissues.
You are about 70 trillion cells – neurons, muscle cells, epithelia – all humming in relative harmony; fascia is the 3-D spider web of fibrous, gluey, and wet proteins that binds it all together in their proper placement.
Think of fascia as plastic wrap that holds all of your “pieces” in place – like muscle fibers, organs and soft tissues. Healthy fascia is thin, smooth and hydrated – so like thin and smooth plastic wrap that would hold a smooth shape and stay in good alignment. Unhealthy fascia is thick and causes restrictions. Fascia restrictions can lead to muscle tightness, low blood flow and compression of nerves.
So healthy fascia = high performance. Unhealthy fascia = bad performance.
Nutrition, exercise, good posture, stress management are all important to overall good health. But treating your fascia takes it to the next level by treating strained areas where fascia needs specific work. Through overall body care AND regular fascia care, this can improve your daily and athletic performance.
Why We Created Fit Fascia Solutions
Fit Fascia Solutions was created as a response to the countless requests for small group training and education in the area of myofascial self-treatment. There are videos all over the internet showing how to use myofascial release tools. So why would there be a need for a class? Well, the answer is simple.
Everyone is different, both in their specific needs and how they learn.
Individual clients have raved about the personalized teaching they have received with us and more and more women and athletes are coming to find that they want an “easy to digest” version of what to do and when to do it. And they want it NOW! So we responded.
Fit Fascia Solutions has developed a curriculum and has partnered with other physical therapists, licensed practitioners and educators to bring hands-on training to the public in your area.
Whether you are looking for a personalized training class or would prefer one-on-one training, Fit Fascia Solutions can offer you a solution to restore your fascial health!
MEET THE FOUNDERS
Kathleen Stross, MS, PT is a private practitioner, educator and broad-minded neuroscientist. Kathleen has always treated the body as a whole, recognizing the interconnections of the nervous system, gut, mind, sensory and musculoskeletal systems. Her physical therapy career began in 1989, focusing on the treatment of the severely neurologically impaired. She developed one of the first Vestibular Rehabilitation programs in the world, developing treatment techniques for those with dizziness and balance disorders. Kathleen seeks to explore all that contribute to physical dysfunction and impairment.
Jenea has been a massage therapist for 20 years. As a massage therapy instructor with the state of Texas, she enjoys helping people learn how to better maintain their body health. During her career, she has worked in conjunction with many doctors and physical therapists to gain expert knowledge on how the body functions. Jenea has been specializing in fascial health and myofascial release for the past 15 years. She is passionate about teaching young athletes how to maintain healthy fascia, prevent injury and enhance performance.
Fit Fascia Solutions Gives Back
Founded on gratitude, FFS offers military and first responder discounts, and other special discounts to large groups. Schedule a class for your sports club and we’ll make a donation back to you! When we work together, we all win. Ask us how!
Proud Donor of Joyful Inspiration
Joyful Inspiration provides hope, encouragement and life skills training to survivors of domestic violence. Joyful Inspiration holds a retreat for the ladies and their children twice a year, to build esteem and show them that a life filled with success and joy is a possibility. They follow-up with the ladies over the next several years, helping provide furniture, house hold items and mentoring. Joyful Inspiration aims to be a safety net to help women as they rebuild with the support when unexpected things happen that could interfere with their progress to full independence.