What is Fascia ?

Fascia is the fabric that holds us together. It is a thin, tough, elastic type of connective tissue that surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels, organs, and nerves, binding some structures together while permitting others to slide smoothly over each other.

 

The tissue does more than provide internal structure. Fascia has nerves that make it almost as sensitive as skin. When stressed, it tightens up.

Fascia is designed to be elastic and move freely with muscles and bones. Healthy fascia is flexible, supple, and glides. It provides supports and protects us against Injury. 

 

Stress, work-related repetitive movements, and the effects of aging can cause the fascia to lose its elasticity and become shorter, tighter, and denser.

 

Tightened fascia pulls our muscles and skeleton out of proper alignment and posture, which can cause pain, discomfort, and fatigue.

What is Fascia Release ?

Fascia Release uses massage balls, everyday stretches and foam rollers to lengthen, stretch, and soften the tissue to restore postural balance, ease of movement, and a feeling of being more at home in your own body. 

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Fascia Release helps:

  • Break down adhesions between the tissues, softens and re-aligns them

  • Free up muscles

  • Easier and more effective movement

  • Reduce pain

  • Improve posture

  • Increases and ease of breath

  • Reduce muscle tension

  • Improve flexibility

  • Decrease anxiety

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Who Can Benefit?

People of all ages can benefit and for a wide range of reasons:

 

  • Chronic pain

  • Impaired mobility

  • TMJ

  • Plantar fascitis

  • Scoliosis

  • Back Pain

  • Neck and head injury

  • Shoulder and rotator dysfunction

  • Tendonitis

  • Post-surgery recovery

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Anxiety 

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Meet Jessa

Jessa Zinn is a board-certified Structural Integrator, alignment and fascia expert.  She is known for her exceptional ability to help people move better and get out of pain.  Compassionate communication and her ability to explain and give concise information are her strengths.  A teacher of yoga, recovery movement, and meditator for over 20 years she brings intelligence, warmth, and intuition to her vast knowledge.

 

Jessa empowers her clients with the tools to help themselves get out of pain and move with ease.

Jessa graduated from the Guild for Structural Integration in 2006. She has done advanced studies with Tom Myers, Jan Sultan, Pilar Martin, Caryn McHose, and Bruce Schonfeld.

Since 2002 Jessa has studied anatomy, muscle harmony, and postural assessment with neuromuscular movement specialist Irene Dowd. Her understanding of the body has been profoundly informed by her cadaver studies with Gil Hedley.  

She is also trained and certified in Neurokinetic Therapy with Dr. Kathy Dooley whom she continues to study with.

 

Jessa has been a yoga teacher specializing in its therapeutic application since 1999. She trained in Pilates with Kelly Kane at the Kane School in 2004.

Her movement background and knowledge of biomechanics greatly informs her Structural Integration practice. She works with clients of all ages who seek out Structural Integration for a wide variety of concerns from chronic pain to improved athletic performance to interest in the 10-series as a tool for personal growth.

 

In January 2021 Jessa completed a Mindfulness Certification with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.

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