New Year, New You – How to Make This Year Your Healthiest and Happiest

The New Year is a wonderful time to reevaluate your personal wellness, as well as to set goals for better self-care. While many people resolve to lose weight or quit smoking, these goals do not necessarily address their total physical and mental health. For example, people who commit to a healthier lifestyle sometimes feel frustrated that, despite their positive changes, their bodies still feel sluggish or out of balance. While those resolutions have them on the right track, they may be missing an essential element in their plan. To truly bring together the benefits of a personal wellness plan, people need to consider their fascial systems and give their connective tissue network the same care and commitment as their other efforts toward positive change.


How Does Fascia Affect My Health?

Your fascia is the vast network of connective tissue that runs throughout your body. It connects your muscles, bones and organs, giving your body its shape and structure. Just as problems with your muscles or bones affect your health, so do problems with your fascia. Over time, fascial can become shortened, thick, or fibrous, and this pulls your body out of alignment. This results in pain, soreness, poor posture, or a general feeling is achy sluggishness.

The good news is that, through structural integration bodywork, you can correct aberrations in your fascia. This treatment, also known as Rolfing, uses deep tissue bodywork and joint manipulation to reposition your fascia and bring your body back into balanced alignment. The results include improved posture, increased energy, and an overall sense of enhanced vitality. Rolfing is safe and effective, but as with any wellness endeavor, the process should only be conducted by a certified Rolfing practitioner with a reputation for excellence and professionalism.

If you are looking for deep tissue treatment in Santa Monica or the surrounding area, Bob Alonzi has 28 years of experience as a Certified Advanced Rolfer, and has been a trusted by hundreds of clients, including professional athletes. With an intensive focus on quality and client education, Bob can help you tackle your wellness goals and make this the year of a healthier and happier you. For more information, call his office for a consultation and get started on your journey to true personal wellness.