Ever watch a concrete driving down the road. It’s spinning, right? And we all know the reason. If the truck has concrete in it, it has to spin so that the concrete doesn’t harden. Our fascia does the same.
Fascia may be found as layers upon layers within our bodies. In order for the layers to glide upon one another, the fascia has to stay soft and subtle. Without fascia, our skeletal system would not be able to stay together or upright without fascia. Think of a suspension bridge. Fascia also allows muscles and organs to glide upon one another so that we can do complex movements like bending, rotate, and twist.
Groundbreaking research says that 80% of all people, worldwide, suffer from lower back pain! Part of the research is finding out that ‘hardened’ fascia has a lot to do with lower back pain, even more so than the muscles.
Scientists are also finding out how much the fascia does within the body like assisting with metabolism regulation, how our bodies interpret sensory input, lymph transport, and, of course, movement.
They have looked at people who have had to have their arm in a cast. Within a very short time, the fascia becomes more fibrous and ‘sticky’, which is why limbs that have been within a cast become stiff. However, once movement is allowed again, the fascia breaks up and becomes fluid again.
Benefits of moving include:
- better cognitive function
- better oxygen production
- more and bigger mitochondria (the power cells of the body – this helps nourish muscles, etc)
- better sleep
- better immune function
People often ask me what is visceral manipulation? It is the manipulation of some of the deeper fascial layers… helping your muscles, and organs ‘move’ better!
As always, please do some research, and ask some questions! Become an expert of your body.
And if you ever think of a question that you want me to write about, please let me know!
Julie Fisher NC/SC LMBT
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