Working with FASCIA is FASCIAnating.

I found working with Fascia, FASCIAnating for the impact on my body and my mind.

It is a thin connective tissue casing that surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber, and muscle in place. The tissue does more than provide internal structure; fascia has nerves that make it almost as sensitive as skin. When stressed, guess what? it tightens up.

Fascia runs from the surface of the skin to the deep cells of the connective tissue. It is omnipresent in our bodies. As Carla Stecco, Professor of Anatomy in Padova, says “To overlook the fascia, would be like to overlook the nerves. It is an organ”

That’s the reason why when I confounded FRY and I co-created FRY The Method for First Responders Mind-Body wellness and resilience I decided to incorporate fascia training.

Healthy fascia is smooth, slippery, and flexible. Factors that cause adhesion in your fascia for it to become gummy are limited daily physical activity, trauma coming from surgery and injury, and overwork one part of the body either for a mistake or for natural imbalance in the body.

Working with FASCIA is FASCIAnating. How can I do it?

Keeping your fascia healthy has many benefits. You’ll move more easily, have a better range of motion, and experience less pain.

Different techniques are used to stretch the fascia and lots of marketing has been developed around it. Have a look at the web and you will discover how creative we can be: melting stretch, myofascial release, and so on. All the new age stuff recalls what has been available for us for a long time: stretching.

While the actively loaded stretch is more indicated for muscle, the melting stretch/long-lasting hold without muscle activation it is more appropriate for the deep tissue.

As everything is connected in our body, both techniques should be practiced to achieve holistic fascial health. Treat your body as a whole because the integrity and resilience of the body-net have everything to do with the integrity and resiliency of every strand. You are only as strong and pliable as your weakest link.

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