Fascia – What Is It?

Fascia – What Is It?

Ever heard of this thing called FASCIA

& wondered what the hell it is?!

Here is the down-low on what it is & why it’s important: Fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissue, primarily collagen, beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, encloses, & separates muscles & other internal organs.

Fascia is classified by 3 layers:

▪️ Superficial Fascia

▪️ Visceral Fascia

▪️ Deep Fascia

Like ligaments & tendons, fascia is made up of fibrous connective tissue containing closely packed bundles of collagen fibers. Fascia is consequently flexible & able to resist great forces. Fascia differs to ligaments & tendons in their location & function: Ligaments join one bone to another bone, tendons join muscle to bone, & fascia surrounds muscles & other structures such as you’re internal organs.

Simply put, fascia is a clingfilm-like substance that wraps around all our muscles & organs, offering support & reducing friction during everyday movement. ‘Myofascial release’ is a set of techniques that aim to give this clingfilm a workout, stretching & smoothing it so your body works at its optimum level.

Quite often Myofascial Release can help with reducing/relieving the pain completely from injuries relating to muscle & joint pain – but of course, each case & the factors involved are completely unique & individual. The results I have witnessed & endured myself are incredibly remarkable. Have you experienced it before?

 

Curious as to how you can release your fascia? 

Try these yoga poses:

  • Downward Facing Dog – Superficial Back Line

  • Camel Pose – Superficial Front Line

  • Extended Side Angle Pose – Lateral Line

  • Single-leg Revolved Belly Pose – Spiral Line

 

 

If this intrigues you… & you think you should find out more, then you probably should! 

Contact us or book here to arrange your appointment so we can begin a plan to release your fascia.

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