What are Fascia?
Fascia – Can it be trained? And why is this important? The answer is yes and here is why!
Fascia in its commonly used plural form is actually incorrect. Fasciae form a tissue network within the body without a specific beginning and end.
Components of the fascial network:
• Stabilizing ligaments and tendons
• Surrounding organ and bone covers
• Moving muscle and muscle fiber covers
• Protecting and storing connective tissue
Fascial network functions:
⇒ Stable flexibility: An omnipresent tissue network spread around the body and deep within it: enveloping, connecting, stabilizing, shaping, supporting an erect posture and holding everything in its place; fasciae provide the body with the ability to move
⇒ Sixth Sense: The most comprehensive human sensory organ, e.g. bodily feelings, movement awareness, emotional expression, pain sensation.
⇒ Protective provider and caregiver: Medium for diffusing transformation processes, e.g. cell supply, metabolic processes, lymphatic transport, immune system, barrier for bacteria and viruses; transport milieu for upkeep, construction, repair and cleaning via builder cells.