Fascia ( pronounced fasha) is a webbing of connective tissue which surrounds, permeates and covers every cell, muscle and organ in the body. If we used a Harry Potter spell to rid the body of all except the fascia, we would still be left with a perfect 3D representation of ourselves.
Its main job is connection. It connects muscle to bone, cell to cell, providing structure and very importantly a way in which information can be carried so we can operate as a whole being. In recent years its moved into the spotlight and whats been highlighted is that “restrictions” fascia could be a possible source of musculoskeletal pain.
In order to work with fascia (i.e. in order to use our knowledge of how the body operates as a whole and how it is reacting to chronic pain), we use specific techniques which help us to release the whole body from a holding pattern that may not be serving us well.
These techniques called “Myofascial Release” are used without oil, directly on the skin. Information is gathered from a slow moving hands on approach that promotes relaxation and movement within the tissues.
The word that is used mostly by our patients after a Fascial release therapy session is….”Freeing”
We run educational workshops on an introduction to Fascia, for therapists, yoga teachers and anyone who is curious, so if you’d like to know more just get in touch.