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many of you have experienced with massage therapy for various reasons and for various places however have you ever
inquired into what myofascial releases or do you know what it might be did you know that the
Sasha I believe it's how I pronounce that air is going to correct me the faccia is the body's main connective
tissue connectivity tissue that connects everything else to everything else in the body some benefits of myofascial release include improved range of motion reduction and soreness and tension release
my guest today is Tara Hagen Fields a myofascial release therapist massage therapist and owner of fascial connections a myofascial release Wellness Center here in Ottawa Tara is focused on creating a clinic
that and her team believe that treating the whole person and not just the symptom attics the symptoms of pain and they all work together to do this to make sure that the whole person is treated all the time
so thanks so much for joining us Tara today I really appreciate it thanks for having me.
Well I know Tara I am not very good at explaining other people's professions so can you please help me explain basically how your clinic Works what and what myofascial release is.
[1:53] Yeah so myofascial or the fascial system you did really well it is that inner connection between everything in the body so.
It is a thing that shape shifts or.
[2:08] Compensates or distorts itself and most often when we have injuries or trauma or going through healing processes we fix
or go after the symptoms
myofascial release looks at the whole being so the clinic itself I stepped away from traditional massage therapy years ago and really focused on streamlining a practice,
based around the fascial system because for me it was the thing that was missing in the component of
traditional rehabilitations so we have physio we have Osteo we have massage therapy and together we focus really on that fascial system
facial release very different it's not painful it's not.
[3:01] In any way
smooth flowing like you would experience with massage therapy or any of that sort of thing quite often it's the opposite in that,
as an evaluation we hear symptoms but we treat the whole body so symptoms may be experienced in shoulder but you might be wondering
why were down on your
left knee for some reason because how again that body shape shifts or compensates is ideally what's continuing are holding patterns and continuing for us to experience pain.
[3:38] Etc etc etc basically,
fascial release is gentle we're placing our hands on your body we like tissue skin but we're not using lotions.
So very different in that sense and we're trying to free up I like to use the word of rehydrate tissue
overtime with aging inflammation trauma that tissue starts to lay down a matrix of scarring and restriction,
and that's usually where we start to feel pain or discomfort or our bodies not at ease anymore.
So as we're working with you what we're trying to do is gently rehydrate that tissue so that flow can start to happen.
Terrific and I always find it interesting obviously I've come to see you myself and I always found it interesting to write like you do a kind of a full-body look to figure out you know when I'm leaning too far to one side or whatnot because I have a hip issue,
and so and then you and then you kind of choose your sections of the body to go out to loosen it up so,
my hip issue for instance came it was hip bursitis when I was pregnant and I really had to work that out with Tara And I did it with Cairo and a whole bunch of different things how else do you get facial restrictions Tara.
[5:09] Anything and everything really I mean it's.
[5:15] Over time it's our body dehydrating it's laying down tissue so.
[5:22] Trauma meaning you've had an injury or.
Emotional trauma or mental trauma our bodies go through this incredible state of being able to be in motion until we stop.
And it's that halting part that our body starts to,
backpedal from or try to transition through and usually it's that stopped that starts to create issues in hips or shoulders or nervous system anything and everything digestive system.
[6:00] Essentially like I said anything and.
Whether it's physical whether it's emotional whether it's mental trauma whether it's the aging process whether it's.
Inflammation because of a cut or swelling for pregnancies or medications that we're taking.
[6:24] Fascial restrictions happen because they need to lay down to protect the body.
And it protects the body for a purpose short term the problem is when that protection continues long-term.
That it perpetuates other issues that arise and we don't necessarily see them linked as.
[6:44] Scenarios to what's going on and then now just that it happened in the past so pains traumas that happened years ago 15 20 30 years ago it still plays a role in our body.
And how that presents,
can be very much different for every single person that we meet every single person that you meet it might be a digestive issue it might be a nervous system issue it might be a mobility issue
it might be represented as anxiety or depression we don't know but that Matrix starts to lay down to protect the system so that we can still function.
And that's ideally what we're really trying to treat.
I think a lot of folks don't realize that the traumas specifically you know mental and emotional trauma stick with you right and you know that you have to,
find ways to release those traumas and so when something's happening to someone let's call it 20 years ago and now it's like something physical has come from it,
right then they're they're trying to I'm guessing I'm putting words in your mouth but I think what you know also what you're saying is that you know we're trying to look at everything that's going on,
and then address not just physical but what else is going on any so.
[8:06] So let's continue this conversation after the break Tara we're going to chat a little bit more in depth about my Affair myofascial myofascial release it's a tongue twister I'll get it
we'll see you in a minute we'll be right back on Artful aging with Amy welcome back I've been speaking with Tara about myofascial release,
Tara could you please share with us how myofascial is different than massage therapy because I'm sure that many people are very familiar with massage therapy even,
you know even if they haven't seen a massage therapist they kind of have a general understanding but myofascial I find that people don't really have a good understanding so can you tell us you know give us a bit more information about how they're different.
Massage therapy in general and I've come from that background I was trained as a massage therapist and in that background we use multiple modalities to help the patient get out of their pain Cycles.
[9:06] Using lotions using oils joint mobilizations traction flowing.
Elbow deep all that sort of thing and it's,
an incredible technique it's an incredible modality to use I still quite often use it as in referral and I get massage too because I'm a big promoter of it but I started to recognize that.
The continuation of doing the same thing over and over again to treat the same problems was an issue and for me it was because we weren't getting down to that.
Root cause so with the fascial system in myofascial release in targeting that fascia itself and the Matrix of everything that's surrounded,
at that deepest level is the cellular level,
so we're really sinking down gently into that space and waiting for the body to start to release so unlike massage where it's more flowing or elbow deeper 30 seconds what shatterer.
Myofascial release if done correctly is gentle application of hands on the body.
[10:19] At the hot hard or Tender areas is usually where I like to begin with somebody.
And and we can see those as therapists we can see where something is distorted so that's where we're going to start so we're going to put our hands on you and it's gently just sinking into that tissue until that
tissue starts to push back if we push beyond that tissue
then we're doing more of the traditional therapy and modalities but if we sit there and wait at that barrier of where they start to push back that's where the magic happens.
Because now our bodies are not forced to.
Do you do with an attack of elbows or deep tissue or any of that sort of stuff it can just sort of breathe in that space of where
it feels comfortable to allow the therapist to come in we might put you in compression so bringing our hands closer together or we might put some tension on you but in that space of time we're waiting,
we're not forcing we're not.
[11:26] Encouraging the tissue to go One Way Or Another We're following those releases that are truly yours or the patient in that moment and it might look like movement it might look,
like emotions coming up I always say that because sometimes we have these,
things that that cellular level where emotions might come up or the movement might happen or the AHA moments I called in my Oprah moments where it's like.
Oh that reminds me you know,
this this and this happened back when and all of a sudden I'm getting a story of something that happened 20 years ago that the patient didn't necessarily know they were still hanging onto so with fascial release it's a slow.
Methodical process that's really.
Being Guided by the patient under my hands or patient under our hand and rather than thinking of.
A b c and d has to be completed in order to.
[12:33] Finish this treatment kind of thing some patients might be left in the middle of something going on and that's okay,
because everything that we do with our treatments goes back home with them and the kids the process continues.
[12:48] I think that it's great to explain it that way as well like we were talking before about emotional and the mental part as well it's a lot of people.
Go to look for a massage therapy and things like that for the physical
you know hands on by they understand what massage therapy will be and it's important to kind of tell the difference because,
you're right it sometimes it takes multiple times sometimes you have to go home I've done it myself you have to go home and then things come up because
you're moving the bodies different traumas and things like that and trying to release all that from the body but it's not usually not a one-time in you know you're out right and you know.
The same for a massage therapy often you have to kind of be continual about it I do it to keep my stress levels down because I end up storing stress on my shoulders a lot and just to kind of keep the you know a little bit at Bay but.
I think it's great to make sure that people understand that it's like it's not just a physical trauma it's always you know lots of different things come out so can you help our audience,
explain explain to them how myofascial would help with sleep and inflammation or could help with sleep and inflammation in the body.
Yeah is sleeping inflammation I mean.
[14:05] That's one symptom of or two symptoms in this case of how the body responds to chaos going on in the system and again chaos can be represented.
Because of any issue that's happened right especially aging or especially as caregivers especially as,
wow everything that's going on our nervous system
starts to heighten itself and we start to especially during the last two years I think most of us I mean I'll put myself in the category maybe it's unfair to generalize but we've existed up here with her nervous system in just
going going going and responding to everything that's going on right so
as we start to work with the body and we start to rehydrate the tissue I always like to use the analogy of a hose in that.
Over time aging inflammation trauma somebody's come and put their foot down on that hose.
So nothing is going through we get a lack of flow and above that point we get a pressurized system well that lack of flow might look like.
[15:21] Dysfunction you can't move well.
[15:25] You're not sleeping well you're not digesting well all of those sort of things and then above that pressurized system can be an overloaded nervous system.
It can be the inflammation it can be the inability to come down or down regulated as most of the practitioners would call it.
How we work with that is that in slow releases that foot.
Starts to come off the hose so we start to rehydrate the tissue so inflammation,
sleep patterns where you are heightened and you're not able to sleep because your existing way up here,
start to come down and starts to flow so that the system can start to function on what we call a regular balance system.
[16:24] Well Tara I have a lot more questions for you so we're going to take a break because you're so good at explaining all this will take a break
we'll continue our conversation when we come back you're watching Artful aging with me welcome back we're talking to Tara about myofascial release,
we were just talking on the break about how you know when I've gone to see Tara it's there's a symptom that come you know.
Brings me to see her but basically I think all of our lives are just symptoms and you can kind of do that and go in to see someone if you're not in our area we're going to see Tara if you are in our area,
to just you know get some stuff figured out because I think that you know you're right Tara that all of us have been dealing with covid and all that stuff and everybody's a little bit heightened at the moment and,
I say a little bit I most of us are probably a lot of it at this point because we're still dealing with it right so can,
can you tell our audience is myofascial release good for anyone and everyone is it good for seniors is a good for caregivers talk to me a little bit about who can benefit the most.
[17:26] I honestly am a believer that.
Everybody needs myofascial release most often we treat our bodies in segments it's physical its mental it's emotional which means we have our coaches and we have our psychologists and we have our,
manual therapist but myofascial release is a things that sort of combines everything because at that cellular level,
that's where we hold things so I'm a firm believer everybody needs myofascial release and you don't have to have a specific.
[18:01] Aha moment that drives people in I was telling you on the break right.
That we tend to look at the epicenter for everything and it's the ripples that drives people in so it's the symptoms that drives people to go to their appropriate care provider.
But that's just the beginning that's a tip of the iceberg the iceberg actually goes deep and we don't know what that looks like beneath the surface so.
[18:30] Elderly yes definitely because their Iceberg I mean there they have such a wealth of information.
In a span of their history right but how how we treat that is been totally different and it's continuing to progress in time care providers.
[18:53] And care providers being.
[18:55] Children of parents that are aging definitely care providers being moms or dads that have been,
or teachers that have been stuck in this covid situation and having to learn and find new ways to adapt we're always adapting but their systems are heightened to
care providers being nurses and doctors and,
therapist like myself or psws all of that it doesn't it doesn't matter what Walk of Life were coming from the reality is as humans.
We tend to respond in the moment we're in the moment and we need to do this this and this in order to.
Navigate through the moment but everything in the past everything that we've been carrying and holding onto is really going to navigate how we go.
Forward right so for example is a care provider you know maybe.
Burnout is real or maybe we still have that heart space about a patient that we lost.
45 years ago and we remember that and we don't want this same scenario to unravel the same way.
We need to go back and heal from that moment because again it's it's.
[20:23] Pushing us to respond and response is in the moment,
how we function response is how we digest response is.
We lay our heads down can we actually just stop thinking responses do we hold our breath.
[20:47] As we're just sitting here or as we're moving do we stop breathing because we're still bracing for impact.
In some way so.
Everybody needs myofascial release and everybody can do myofascial release it doesn't take I mean yes I've done.
[21:07] A lot of training right like and this is what my specialization is but you yourself can do myofascial release a mother can do myofascial released a grandmother one of the best treatments I've ever had.
Was a grandma and don't get me wrong I was like wait a second G is going to treat me huh Grandma's got
guilds because she just allowed herself to really like come in and be gentle and hold space and weight at that barrier with me so that she wasn't forcing her way through and and I think,
as we force our way through that's we get short term responses or short term.
Impact but we don't really have that longevity of authentic releases.
So you yourself and Grandma's can all do this to support our loved ones or ourselves as we move forward.
[22:07] I think that's so important for everybody to learn as well and I think that what you touched on as well with.
Somebody you know watching right now that might be a senior you know things have progressed so much sense,
you know maybe maybe there's an 80 year old watching us and since they were 40 things of you know been super Progressive and,
a lot of the seniors at the moment right now
you know don't have experience with different therapies and don't realize that there are different ways to treat things and I would say like you said that iceberg is so much bigger on the bottom under the water and,
there's probably so much pent-up things for everyone,
that as a senior who's had this for such a longer time just you know generally just speaking of age you know I think that that would be so helpful and it would contribute so much in their life,
I think that's super valuable for people to take away from this yeah absolutely this that I mean.
[23:10] We don't want to neglect and not honor.
How great people have done in continuing to move forward.
We have the ability of where we're at to treat ourselves or to function as is and that needs to be honored.
But there's so much more that can be done like you said moving forward in a gentle way that you know is not threatening for any single person on the table.
[23:41] Well on a part of what I do with this show is that you only know what you know when you know it right and so
as we bring more information to people I'm hoping that they you know if they're in the area they're going to look you up or if they're you know generally looking and interested they'll look up myofascial release because
and you know just to see more information or to get more information or go and try it because.
It's just a different way to look at stuff and I'm I've always been of the miners just being open-minded and trying things but not everybody's like that and so I'm hoping to shed some light for some people,
but let's continue this after the break we have a lot to cover and I'm not sure we'll be able to get through it all so we might have to have you on again you're watching Artful aging with Amy on Bold Brave TV I'll see you in a minute.
Welcome back to our play aging with Amy we've been talking all things about myofascial release.
Tara and I are going to do kind of a quick-fire q a but before that
I want to ask you Tara there's a lot of misconceptions when I speak with other professionals you know when were talking about other modalities or just generally there's a lot of misconceptions because people have,
the wrong information or they just don't know enough information,
what kind of things what kind of misconceptions about myofascial have you come across that we can maybe help debunk for our audience.
[25:06] I think the biggest one is that it has to hurt to work quite the contrary my release and.
And that's another thing I guess it'll combined it with both is that when therapists are looking or patients are looking to see a myofascial therapist myofascial release is a.
Braun word now so some training is quite aggressive and it's forcing and releases on patients and maybe that's the.
It continues to perpetuate a pain cycle which is not what people want ultimately but in that gentle space of the biggest misconception that has to hurt to work.
When were soft or when we're gentle or our body is not bracing and we're not waiting for that same impact that we keep.
Coming up against and we need to hold onto in order to push through and allow something to happen the gentler the approach.
[26:09] Better the response because then your body has this ability to just go.
[26:17] It wasn't so bad to move through that that didn't hurt I can and you know like.
Even just taking that breath for myself and coming down I was like I felt a little bit of emotion,
okay so what am I going to do I'm going to go spend a little time with that emotion today because again holding on its protected us for so long and it served us purpose.
[26:40] But if it's not serving as purpose anymore it's okay to let those things go but it's hard to let go of those things when it's hurting.
Or physical pain is being proud upon us so yeah misconception has to hurt to work and the more aggressive we are or.
Special trainers those sort of things when you get outside the scope of practice of regulated practitioners the training is different.
The training is different and it can be a lot more aggressive than gentle.
I think that a lot of people who have experience with massage therapy like myself you know it.
The hall bath afterwards right it's sore afterwards because things aren't you know you're there they're manipulating it and it's much different when I go and see you for instance I'm just trying to explain this for our audience because I've had both
and it's a much different process you know and you know it might be
way more emotional than massage therapy might be so you know be prepared for that some people aren't
aren't prepared for that and they don't know that they need it or on it but the,
so let's do a quick Q&A session because there's a lot of little questions that I want to just kind of get out so that the audience knows so I guess my first question is what should I wear for my session for myofascial.
[28:06] I like skin,
I like skin I want you to be comfortable in your treatment so rather than using a top sheet where most people will think about going to see a massage therapist and they need to disrobe we encourage bras tank tops,
bathing suits shorts anything you feel comfortable so that we can get our hands on your skin.
But that you don't feel like.
Things are going to pop out or go away bird and you can move through we have blankets and sheets and stuff like that but.
If we can go without it even better because seeing in the sky.
Is just as important as touching the skin lots of things show up and highlight themselves that might very much be.
Indicative of us needing to treat that other space that's connected to whatever our hands are on right now.
[29:02] That was one of the things when I first came to you to its it that's what it's different right with massage therapy basically go down to your underwear and your under a sheet and you do your thing,
and then with you you're like yes bring some shorts and a tank top you don't need to get naked you're good.
So that was interesting so I think that would be helpful for everyone will I need more than one session.
[29:25] Always always but what that looks like is totally different because each person coming in we treat them as their own individual there's no textbook plan on how to treat these symptoms so.
[29:40] Yes everybody needs more than one treatment but in each treatment everyone also goes home.
With the same tools and principles of what it is your therapist is doing with you in your treatment room so you can continue to do this,
process at home not I mean ultimately our goal is that you don't need us as therapist that you know how to transition through,
your crisis moment which may be pain which may be indigestion or bowel flare it might be.
Anything and everything you want to list in this category we're teaching you how to do it yourself ultimately OT,
loved one to help you through the process to support you in that space so that they can help you.
[30:30] As one of the other questions I had is there is their homework to do so what types of things do you send home for homework if there is hope obviously you just told me there's homework so you know what kind of things do they do,
yeah and homework I mean I always joke and like I'm giving you some homework and I hope you're going to do it but.
[30:49] Really it's my self care and self-awareness that I give you its empowerment to.
Learn more about your body so for example I might be giving you something where your legs might be up the wall but it's.
Gentle releases or maybe you're laying on a ball but it's gentle releases so that you can feel those hot hard tender areas,
So you know you could for you example you know if you work out today and you're like what the heck did I do put the ball there.
It's telling her it wants support so we give these tools so that you can spend a little bit of time at least 5 minutes a day is what we encourage.
[31:43] You can spend five minutes a day you can feel that tenderness or that spot start to ease and then,
hopefully you're going to start to be able to feel Beyond those pain points or those hypersensitive points.
[31:56] See how it all works together in that area that's hot her tender so balls stations everything goes home with you.
[32:06] I think it's important to kind of highlight the fact too that you know a lot of people don't take the extra time for self-care and this is one of those things you know if you're going to you know.
Get in to see Tara or someone similar you know you have to be prepared to take the time for self-care or it's all its kind of all for not right so,
you know it's something you have to learn and move through but we're going to continue this conversation after the break.
We're going to be speaking to Tara we are I'm going to be speaking with Tara about prevention and probably a couple other questions if I can fit them in before our time ends you're watching Artful aging with Amy I'll see you in a couple minutes,
welcome back to Artful aging with Amy I'm your host Amy Friesen today I'm talking to Tara about myofascial release,
and trying to give you tips and strategies,
to you know help your body move better and be more comfortable and less painful and release emotional traumas,
all sorts of different things I hope you've been watching the whole show if not you're going to have to rewind and go back and and see what we're talking about now let's look at prevention methods and techniques,
anyway that's been watching her for the Aging knows that my guests and I are all about prevention and planning Tara what can our audience do to prevent or at least decrease pain when trying to address their bodies needs.
[33:30] Um few things one listen listen to your body it's a powerful tool.
And it's very aware of what's going on we've just trained it to scream us because that's the only time we respond to it so listen to your body because.
It's telling you every day what's going on whether it's anxiety and holding your breath whether it's in digestion whether it's swelling being retained in the area or pain.
Start listening you know there's answers there there's answers there you're very wise and just start there.
From that what I would encourage people to do is a little bit of their own self treatments using an air-filled ball or a towel roll.
Pair of socks.
[34:27] Stopping at the barrier so when we're doing stretches if we want to release something where you start to feel tension don't go into it even more.
Back off of it just a bit because.
[34:40] In that space of just supporting our tissue it's supporting the heightened areas of awareness.
Were able to hear more so you're going to be able to start to feel.
Beyond what's heightened what's talking to you and that's a really big part of.
How we treat the body and what we as therapists are watching for or dialoguing with patients there's more to just the symptom.
The iceberg is deep and how everything is connected is really important so stopping before you go too deep into a barrier or a stretch.
Holding your stretches longer so if you're only doing 5 10 30 seconds.
You're not doing anything you're only ever working in the elastic component of our tissue if you can pause in that space of 3 to 5 minutes.
That's where the magic happens that's where the tissue starts to rehydrate itself that's where you're going to start to feel the shift of what you're feeling in the area.
[35:51] Beyond that area and that's more telling for each individual with awareness because now you know where else to go.
Pressure and what about my thoughts as well as that you know what about making sure people are being physical and moving and taking breaks and things like that there's a lot you know as a business owner myself.
I'm finding myself sitting longer not doing some stuff and I'm actively trying to get out of that so what about us business owners and caregivers to take care of ourselves what do you recommend for that.
Totally same thing right give yourself that time at least five minutes a day to care for yourself but more importantly find Opportunities.
To treat yourself during your day-to-day routine,
meaning if you're sitting here having a conversation or a Skype meeting nobody needs to know that you're sitting on a pair of socks,
or an air-filled ball treating you know something that might be going on in that hip or pelvic floor or maybe there's a set of.
Balls behind you and you're just gently leaning into them.
Baby you're breathing because your therapist taught you how to breathe in a different way but nobody needs to know you're doing that so.
[37:11] Put opportunities into your daily routine that you're not having to carve out extra time to do.
So as a care provider I'm care provider right I'm self treating while I'm treating patients.
All day long I'm very aware of what's going on in my body and if my leg needs to come up and go into a gentle stretch or sit on a ball or put a ball under my foot while I'm treating
I'm doing that I'm giving myself permission to be aware of what's going on all the time.
Rather than getting lost in the fog of the daily routines and having to check off the list,
I'm keeping myself as a priority because the reality is that I can't be a better therapist for you.
[38:02] If I'm not aware of what's going on in my home.
Did I think that yeah like I think that you really hit something there as well as about giving yourself permission
to take care of yourself and so you know my mind tends to be going all the time because I have a lot of things going on and I have a found a way and ways to incorporate
movement or treatment into work or whatnot and I batch things together right and I you know if I'm getting up to go for a walk,
you know my mind is always going and you know sometimes you need a break from your mind to so you listen to an audiobook or something like that you can do multiple things at the same time
you don't have to just choose one and sometimes I think that a lot of caregivers specifically feel like they just have to choose
themselves that's it that's all they can do but there's ways to blend it when you say.
Only ways to blend it and opportunities like there.
Numerous right you're doing treatment notes if you're a care provider meaning PSW nursing doctor all that sort of stuff right if you're doing notes there's no reason why you can't be you know.
[39:17] Self treating if you need the opportunity to get out and take a walk listen to a podcast listen to a calm app or something like that.
Teaches you about getting into your body and feeling what's going on so that you can spend that extra time.
Otherwise again we're just we're bracing for impact and unfortunately for a lot of individuals that impact winds up being burnout or it winds up being.
[39:46] Anything yeah I think it's really important to try to
can I get in times try to stay on top of it in the best way to do that is to build that into your routines and and just make it a little bit of a habit and make it you know a part of your life
Tara thanks so much for joining me today I really appreciate it you have such a vast amount of knowledge I learn every time I talk to you I will be scheduling more time to come and see you absolutely so thank you for the extra information but again thanks so much for joining me today,
thanks for having me after the break I'm going to share some of my top benefits that I found to massage and myofascial Therapies,
for and what I found for benefits but also how they can benefit the seniors in your life you're watching our full aging with Amy I will see you in just a minute.
[40:36] Welcome back to our pelagian with Amy I hope that you've enjoyed Today's Show,
as someone who has regular massages and I've also seen Tara multiple times I can attest to the relief that comes,
from both massage and myofascial release they do differ quite a bit as you've learned today but I think both are really beneficial,
and so hopefully if you're in our area you'll look Tara up and and if you're not in our area have a look into it and see if it might be a therapy that matches for you.
[41:07] I thought that I would put together some of my top tips.
If you are a senior or your loved one of your senior and you're considering massage therapy or myofascial these are kind of my top tips and what I feel would be a benefit to many people.
So tip 1 myofascial release really increases the blood flow to the limb so circulation is a huge issue for seniors as well as.
In the increased blood flow will definitely be a benefit so getting that extra blood flow will hopefully also,
reduce Falls as well because once your balance is off and you tend to have more Falls as well so that's definitely my number one number two it's softens hard muscles and tissues so becoming less active over the years,
tends to make our muscles much tighter and so doing massage therapy or myofascial I'm talking about both at the moment but they are different as you've learned doing them really helps to soften those tissues so that you know
if you have become less active or if you're a senior that's not being as active as you used to be these two therapy should help out a lot.
[42:19] Number three massage specifically could help increase,
the feelings of care and comfort there are many seniors who with who were without a partner,
or close friends and therefore they don't have the same level of human touch that they once did and massage can be very beneficial for that just having someone touching and massaging and rubbing your back and what not
[42:47] You know I do a lot of things as you see but that feeling of comfort and that someone is caring for you and number four as you heard Terrace a massage and myofascial can help with sleep.
And relaxation as well
myofascial you know it's always you know releasing different things every time you go and see someone and so it might not happen right away and the same with massage therapy it might not happen right away,
but stick with it because you're always trying to get to an endpoint but there's not really an endpoint there's just a progression line
and so don't get discouraged go and see and seek out these therapies but stick with them for a little while because you know not everything changes overnight but you should see benefits.
Quite quickly once you start looking into it and there you have it on next week's show we're going to be discussing how to walk through an end-of-life Journey with your loved one with my guest Laura Dill.
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