Body Flossing™ (aka Fascia Fitness) is The Belly Studio’s comprehensive myofascial release technique.
Even greater than a release technique, Body Flossing™ is a movement practice. It is a conditioned movement regime that prepares you for any kind of physical training. Using various implements–both simple and complex–clients are able to penetrate past deep fascial tightness to get to the source of chronic pain patterns and misalignment that affects their everyday movement. This release of chronic tightness allows clients to find healthy movement patterns that lead to lasting fitness.
Arlene began developing the technique in 1999 as a way to rid herself of her own chronic aches and pains. Through the development of the technique she was able to actively manage and diminish her own pain patterns. Over the years Arlene has helped clients with a wide variety of symptoms and ailments using the simple techniques she created.
At the basic level, Body Flossing™ is very simple. Target the tight patterns to release the pain. It does require some knowledge to implement effectively, which is why we offer weekly classes in the technique. Besides being a fun and enlivening experience, you’re learning methods that can be applied throughout your lifetime.
Beyond just learning to manage aches and pains, Body Flossing™ teaches you how to re-inhabit your body. Our modern "culture of sitting" has created so many physical problems that we have learned to disconnect ourselves from our bodies. Taking daily time to “floss” helps restore that connection. With the knowledge Body Flossing™ provides, when minor pains arise you are suddenly in control of your own Body. Anytime. Anywhere.
Why call it “Body Flossing™”? Use of the term “flossing” implies a frequent, if not daily, practice. We think of it as an antidote for modern restrictions to our inherent desire for movement.