fascia: it’s all connected

FASCIA IS WHAT CONNECTS EVERY PART
OF YOU TO EVERY PART OF YOU

Fascia

Gerd Altmann – Freiburg/Deutschland – Pixabay

“What is the most plentiful tissue in the body — and the most ignored?  The answer is fascia — the gooey, gliding stuff that holds you together. Fascia is a broad term for the extracellular matrix of fibers, “glue” and water surrounding all your cells, and wrapping like plastic wrap around muscle fibers and muscles, organs, bones, blood vessels and nerves — and finally as a second skin around your entire body”  Dr. Eva Norlyk Smith from the January 23, 2012 issue of the Huffington Post (Staying Fit: Yoga, Rolfing and the Elusive Cinderella Tissues).

“Those who purport to target fascia in a therapeutic fashion, cannot describe what they do. At least not currently.”   Robbie Gonzalez from the July 29, 2014 issue of the Daily Explainer (How a Mysterious Body Part Called Fascia Is Challenging Medicine).

FASCIA is a tissue of critical importance, as you may have noticed from the top quote.  As you can see from the bottom quote, even people like myself who have made a career out of dealing with the multitudes of health issues that can happen when FASCIA GOES HAYWIRE, aren’t really sure exactly how what they do works.  While not necessarily “scientific,” health and fitness expert Michael Boyle liked my HAIRBALL ANALOGY.   The truth is, because of the dearth of research in this area, it is difficult to know exactly what we are doing on the cellular level when it comes to manipulating Fascia.  However, there are some things we know.

Over the course of the past few months I’ve seen people from as far away as London, England as well as from about a dozen or so different states.  These are the ones that I schedule early in the morning.  Everyone asks why I do this until they come for their visit.  We frequently end up spending somewhere between 1 to 3 hours with them.  Why?  (Sing along as you read.)  Because the SKULL FASCIA’S connected to the..  neck fascia — and the NECK FASCIA’S connected to the….  BACK FASCIA — and the back fascia’s connected to the…  SHOULDER FASCIA, and the shoulder fascia’s connected to the…  CHEST FASCIA — and the chest fascia’s connected to the…  ABDOMINAL FASCIA —- and the abdominal fascia’s connected to the… HIP FLEXOR.     You get the point. 

You see; FASCIA is the membrane that connects every part of your body to every other part of your body.  It’s not deemed “important” enough to show in most anatomical pictures (above) or spend much time talking about in anatomical texts.   But once you begin to understand some of the properties of Fascia, you begin to realize that it has qualities that can make it difficult to diagnose and treat.  For one, it is not easily imaged with even our most technologically advanced systems (HERE).  For another, it is up to a thousand times more pain-sensitive than normal tissue (HERE).  It also happens to act as a second nervous system (HERE).  And that’s just for starters.  Fascia is the membrane that surrounds your entire body just under your skin.  It surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, individual muscles, and even muscle bundles, not to mention nerves and blood vessels.  When, due to INJURY, INFLAMMATION, or POOR POSTURE, you create adhesions in the Fascia, you have just set yourself up to experience CHRONIC PAIN’S PERFECT STORM

This is why, before you come see me from parts unknown, I need an EMAILED HISTORY.  Just tell me what started your problem, how long you’ve had it, whether or not it’s getting worse, what you’ve already done for it, as well as any other information that you feel is pertinent to your case.  If I believe I can help you, I will let you know.  If not, I will do the same.  Be aware that the majority of the people who contact me are not candidates for Tissue Remodeling.  If that’s the case, I will try to put some information in your hands that might prove beneficial to your health despite this fact (HERE).  Our main objective is always for you to get the kind of results you see in our VIDEO TESTIMONIALS, and if I don’t feel I can help you, I don’t want you making a trip and spending your hard-earned money. 

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