No, it is not possible to break fascia by having a deep tissue massage on your feet as it is a very strong tissue and cannot be broken easily. It was earlier believed that having a deep massage on the feet can deform or change the size and the texture of the fascia, however, it was proved wrong a long time ago. There were studies at a massage course in Vancouver that proved this.
Fascia is the body’s connective tissues that are usually present beneath the skin and provides support and protection to the muscles and other internal organs of the body. A deep massage on the feet does not break fascia but it can help in providing relief to plantar fasciitis, a burning sensation that is produced in the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a connective tissue that helps in connecting the toe to the heel bone.
Plantar fasciitis is common among the middle aged people and can sometimes be found in young ones. Some of the reasons for the occurrence of plantar fasciitis are constant heel pain, wearing badly designed shoes and standing in a wrong posture for a long period of time. The pain caused by plantar fasciitis is more in the morning when you first stand up from your bed and you may not be able to do any work due to the pain.
Therefore a deep tissue massage does not break the fascia but the scar tissues that were developed due to plantar fasciitis and provides relief to your foot pain. The massage therapy reduces the muscle soreness and improves the blood circulation to the plantar fascia and thereby cures the inflammation caused in the area. But always remember to get one from a professional masseuse who has been on a top massage course in Vancouver.
As a person living and working in Toronto, Canada, my oasis of serenity in this urban jungle has got to be Elmwood spa located on 18th Elm Street in the heart of downtown Toronto. The first time I stumbled upon this gem is when I went to meet up at a Thai restaurant called Bangkok Gardens which is just adjacent the spa. I have been to various spas in town but I settled for Elmwood because of the wide variety of service I get to choose from as well as well as the warm and cordial welcome my friends and always get when we congregate there every Friday. Elmwood spa offers various top-class facilities such as the whirlpools, its 34 treatment rooms, two restaurants and wonderfully designed steam rooms but five reasons set it apart from other spas I have been to for me. I will go on to put forward all the reasons why Elmwood is my spa of choice and why have decided to make it my domicile every Friday afternoon.
World Class Service.
Apart from the beautiful historical fired brick building that house which I personally consider an architectural masterpiece, the moment you first walk up the stair into the main lobby you are greeted by a beautiful ambiance and a polite and friendly receptionist who answers all your questions and takes care of your concerns making you feel appreciated. This is very important for me since I feel all the other spas I have been to have not given such special attention to my needs.
The Juice Bar.
I am a huge fan of freshly squeezed juice and smoothies and this is the one spot me and my friends like to chill out as we catch on the latest in our lives. They also offer an array of, made-to-order sandwiches and energy bars to choose from, either which can eat right there or take home. This is a feature which I believe is one of kind and which is not offered by many Canadian spas.
Fulfilling Water Therapies.
Elmwood spas offer three water therapies, namely; a swimming pool, steam rooms and whirlpools all of which I have tried and found to be superb although they are a bit small but that’s an issue they are working on. There are steam rooms in both the men’s and women’s changing room which I never fail to frequent each time am there.
Lunch In Robes
Another impressive feature at Elmwood spa is their restaurants which are artistically designed spacious and have unbelievable décor. The icing on the cake is that you don’t need to change in order to visit the restaurant, you can just wrap yourself in a robe and go have your lunch. This is a completely exquisite experience that is I have not seen in other Canadian spas.
Massages To Die For.
I have always found massages in our Canadian massage spas wanting to a certain degree but the experience I get from the massage attendants at Elmwood spa are absolutely amazing they are the most skilled I have come across and the use of hot towels in the procedures makes me experience relaxation in the next level. That combined with the one hour facial which includes a scalp and foot massage is just royalty. I can’t wait for Friday to go back to this oasis of serenity in the heart of downtown Toronto.
Have you ever had one of those days where you were feeling a bit low and needed a big pick me up, or you were just bored and needed something to make your day feel a bit more complete? Well how many of you made the wise choice of heading off to a spa or a massage parlour and getting your body and mind into that perfect relaxed state?
If you answered no to that second question, then you have been missing out in a very big way. There is nothing better in this world than getting a massage and it is the perfect way to make the most of your day. So, if you are reading this right now and not actually doing anything else, then get up and go get yourself a massage. You will not regret it.