WE ARE ALL CONNECTED…thru our Fascia
Fascia is a form of connective tissue. It is like a big cobweb that runs throughout your entire body. It surrounds and permeates every other tissue and organ of the body, including nerves, vessels, muscle and bone. Fascia is more dense in some areas than others. Its interconnected nature means that everything in the body is connected to everything else.
Its job is to provide a sliding and gliding environment for muscles, to suspend organs in their proper place, to transmit movement from muscle to the bones they are attached to, and to provide a supportive and movable wrapping for nerves and blood vessels as they pass through and between muscles.
Injury, inflammation, disease, surgery and excess strain can cause the fascia to scar and harden. This can cause tension in not only adjacent, pain-sensitive structures but in other areas of the body as well. This is because of the complete integration of fascia with all the other systems.
POOR POSTURE EFFECTS YOUR FASCIA:
Fascia molds itself over time according to how the body is used. If a person habitually sits in a slouched posture, then over time the fascia in their body will mold itself to that posture.
A FEW TIPS HOW TO HELP HEAL YOUR FASCIA:
1-Do Pilates! Stretch..roll…get a stomach message
2-Don’t slouch..you might get stuck that way
-Stretch like as cat… when you first wake up
3-Roll yourself out … use a foam roller or bender balls…
4-Stretch your body…lengthen out the cob web
5-Drink lots of water… fascia consists mostly of water
6-Get a message… it is for your health