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.
Fascia Release helps:
Break down adhesions between the tissues, softens and re-aligns them
Free up muscles
Easier and more effective movement
Increases and ease of breath
Reduce muscle tension
Who Can Benefit?
People of all ages can benefit and for a wide range of reasons:
Neck and head injury
Shoulder and rotator dysfunction
Carpal tunnel syndrome
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.
What people are saying
Dr. Kathy Dooley
World-renowned rehabilitative chiropractor
Head Instructor at Peloton.
Fitness/Wellness Guru. Peloton Instructor
Jessa is the most superb collaborator for human movement. I can trust her implicitly to co-care with my patients in a way where communication is wide open and understanding is at a zenith. Our shared patients feel her endless compassion, and she is constantly on the quest to deliver exemplary care without ever stopping her own quest for knowledge. She must be your top choice for structural integration. She is certainly mine.
Jessa is a healer. As an ultramarathoner and high performing athlete, she has improved my running stride and power output in just a few sessions. I trust her intuition and her direct yet practical approach to healing. Everything she does is anchored in physiology and flourishes with her gut instinct. If you want to take your game to the next level, this is the move. She establishes the standard for structural integration.
The day I had to lie down on the ground in the midst of filming a scene because I simply could not bear the pain was the day I thought my career was ending. Then I went to Jessa. Within the first few minutes of the first of our ten sessions, I felt relief. The work saved me, her spirit and wonderfulness as a human made it all so pleasant and fun, and I am forever grateful to Jessa