Last week, I had the great please to attend a lecture by Gil Hedley, PhD, on the role of fascia. I had known of him for years. His research forms one of the foundations which Sue Hitzmann has adapted for the MELT Method. Gil Hedley has studied fascia in dissections of thousands of human forms and has thus furthered an understanding of fascia.
Not too many years ago, the term “fascia” was hardly heard. It was viewed as the body’s inert ‘packaging material’ just as bubble wrap or packaging peanuts. It was also regarded as the domain of hands-on bodyworders such as massage therapists and Rolfers. This view has changed radically over the last years, and its wording has begun to infiltrate the fitness industry.
Perhaps you have heard the term "fascia" recently. Perhaps not. Fascia makes up a global connective tissue that wraps our bones and muscles in a saran wrap like material. As we are discovering it plays a VERY important role in our overall mobility and movement. The first real practicioner of "fascia" at least in my eyes was the great Bruce Lee.