Science recognises fascia…at last!

by | May 31, 2022 | Self Help, Stretching | 2 comments

Fascia in the press

A recent edition of New Scientist magazine features fascia up front and personal with front cover prominence and a 3 page article inside.

It is great to see that fascia is now starting to receive the attention it has so long deserved. Since the first International Fascia Research Congress in 2007, fascia researchers and myofascial therapists worldwide have been discovering ever more about this fascinating bodywide matrix, talking, collaborating and sharing their findings.

I hate to brag, but I said it in 2018…

When I released my book Living Pain Free: Healing Chronic Pain with Myofascial Release back in 2018 my aim was to share this knowledge with the public at large. In particular I wanted to share with people how they could use myofascial self-help exercises and stretches to help themselves out of chronic pain.

It is therefore very satisfying to read this article about fascia in New Scientist (and reproduced in The Times). The latest finding by Harvard Medical School that fascial stretching not only feels good but actually reduces inflammatory processes in the body is good news for anyone suffering from chronic pain conditions.

Find out more about fascia

You can read the new scientist article here and you can find out more about how to use myofascial stretching and other exercises in my Living Pain Free book –

Living Pain Free - Healing Chronic Pain with Myofascial Release


  1. Helen Bauer

    I have horrendous leg cramps along my sins….only at night. I walk 3 mi a day; active; bmi=24; aged 73. Is myofaascial issues be source of cramp. Is cupping a possible therapy?

    • amanda oswald

      Leg cramps at night can be due to a number of reasons and myofascial restrictions can be part of the problem. These can build up over time and there may be restrictions in the whole chain from your hips down to your feet. I can’t comment on whether cupping may help, but myofascial release therapy and/or self-help exercises could help. We have a directory of myofascial therapists who have trained with us on our website https://paincareclinic.co.uk/directory/ and we have lots of self-help exercise videos on our YouTube channel – Pain Care Clinic – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZU8gmKIEoFglQkn52OH-eA


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