The internet. An elusive place that allows you to:
🤮 Strategically share your good side.
🤮 Craft a narrative that brushes over the flaws or hides the wounds.
🤮 Cover up the imperfections with whatever hue of rose-colored filters meets the moment.
Since life is not an inspirational meme, I much prefer to hear stories of real-life grit, a solid underdog victory, and those pivotal, bold-action moments that change someone’s trajectory.
While I don’t feel like my story is a secret, as I’ve shared it plenty over the years with clients, it’s not something I routinely broadcast online.
Yet there is a tenacity to healing that inspires hope.
We all have a little dark side. Don’t tell me you don’t. And releasing your fascial system can allow you to feel better in your skin and accept the truth of who you are.
Whether you’re brand new to fascia or have been around the block, you probably know the most commonly understood benefit from Myofascial Release is pain relief.
And yet when I first opened my own fascial floodgates nearly 20 years ago, I was not motivated to learn more or dive deeper because I was in pain.
While I do have an intimate relationship with phases of acute physical pain, it is not my biggest motivating factor for fascial health.
The thing that keeps me coming back for more when it comes to fascia is that feeling of authentic connection.
And if it’s not too cliche, I guess you could say that it starts with a connection to Self.
Through my process of releasing the fascial system, I’ve uncovered long-held memories, messages, and beliefs that were locked in my body.
🌀 Repressed memories of childhood abuse that to this day remain murky yet certain.
🌀 Messages from my subconscious mind that have ruled my actions with no awareness. Messages like, It’s not supposed to feel good, it’s WRONG.
🌀 Limiting beliefs that kept me tethered to some false narrative I endlessly tried to break free from, over and over again. I mean, fault and blame will forever be at the root of any good therapy session.
Opening my fascial system gave me true insight into whoTF I am.
For years, I was the party girl with a beer in my hand, a joint in my mouth, and sadly even some 💩 up my nose. Was it fun? Sure. Until it wasn’t.
Releasing fascial restrictions allowed me to understand myself without the need for some reckless cover or run away.
For years, I ran 26.2 miles at a time to keep from feeling things that were too heavy to deal with. Until my legs became cinder blocks and running away was no longer an option.
Identifying fascial restrictions in my body opened my mind in a way that no runner’s high or hallucinogenic could provide.
Hey there! If we haven’t really met yet, I’m Renie. Your sober party girl, recovering marathon runner, formerly reckless decision maker turned responsible single parent, fascia-fanatic friend who gets off on:
🌟 Chance encounters, you know… fate.
🌟 Harmonious planetary alignments, because as above, so below.
🌟 True healing (like that 🏋🏽♀️ that you finally let go of!)
🌟 Ah-ha moments that change your trajectory, Universal sized re-routes.
🌟 A belief that you should be who you are meant to be without waiver.
🌟 And the bold, action steps to make it happen.
Sure, can the fascial system help you reduce pain, yep. And around here we definitely do that.
But addressing the fascial system has the ability to do so much more.
It can open your mind, calm your nerves, and give you courage to be unapologetically authentic… especially with yourself.
I remember one time as a baby MFR therapist, I wrote on a piece of paper, “Myofascial Release is a cover for expanding Consciousness.”
That was an ah-ha moment that literally changed the trajectory of my life. 🤯🤯🤯
Keep these things in mind as you explore your own fascial system.
Is it pain relief or is it getting rid of the unnecessary internal baggage that causes you pain? I vote the latter.
Let’s be bold together,