Massage therapy and the function of your organs
Updated: Jun 25, 2020
We all know that tight or unhealthy muscles and connective tissues (Fascia, tendons, ligaments, etc.) can affect your posture and the way you look. Also, we know that it can be the cause of many musculoskeletal and neurological problems but did you know that tight tissues can also affect the function of your organs? For example, did you know that your posture can change how your kidney works?
All organs are wrapped in layers of connective and supportive tissues which are called fascia. The organs can move through these tissues. This is called visceral mobility. For instance, your kidney moves 3 centimeters with each normal breath due to the contraction of the diaphragm muscle. This equals to 600 meters a day. Your kidney also has an independent motion called motility. In a healthy person with healthy fascia (connective tissues), the direction of mobility and motility is the same whereas, in a person with tight tissues, the axis of these movements is different. This difference can affect the function of your kidneys over a long time.
The tight fascia is a common issue which is resulted from being inactive, keeping a bad posture, sitting for a long time, using wrong biomechanics while working, injuries and post-surgery complications.
Proper fitness training, corrective exercising, massage therapy by an RMT, osteopathy, hydrotherapy (Hot & Cold) and stretching can help you loosen the tight fascia and achieve healthy tissues which in return helps you with maintaining the health of your organs such as heart, lungs, and kidneys.
Founder @Dur1 Health
Registered massage therapist(RMT), Certified personal trainer
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