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Fascia

What is Fascia?

Listed below are some diverse descriptions of Fascia. These examples are all correct and you will read many different versions if you searched the Internet.

Fascia is the fabric of the body, not the vestments covering the Corpus, but the wrap and weft of the material. Remove all other tissues from their fascial bed and the structure and form of the corpus remains, ghostlike, but clearly defined

Stephen M Levin & Daniele Claude Martin

The architecture of the connective tissue in the Musculoskeletal system – an overlooked functional parameter as to proprioception in the locomotor apparatus

Jeep Van de Waal

A Fascia is a sheath, a sheet or any number of other dissectible aggregations of connective tissue that forms beneath the skin to attach, enclose, separate muscles and internal organs

4th Fascia Congress 2015

Why is it important to you the client?

In short, it is what within the Fascia that is inhibited, restricted or dysfunctional which is causing the sensation of symptoms you may be experiencing. It allows the different structures in your body to glide as Fascia surrounds everything beneath the exterior of the skin

  • Bone
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons
  • Muscle
  • Blood, nerve, Lymphatic vessels
  • All Organs

All type of bodywork effects fascia in different ways

 

 

Structural Integration

 

  • There are imbalances that can exist in your body due to repetitive movements, trauma, lifestyle choices as well as your current environment (work or home). Gradually this may lead to joints, tendons, and ligaments wearing unevenly, diminishing or being limited that occasionally will cause pain due to a dysfunctional ability to move efficiently. Using targeted soft tissue techniques to connective tissue that is held in different states of contraction that are reinforcing these postural imbalances and frequently involving easy client controlled movements to this connective tissue function will be more efficient and will help ease that sensation as what we refer to as painThis process lasts over 12 sessions where work begins on the superficial lines to expose the deeper front (core) line and then with all the new freedom of movement this has to be integrated into your body
  • This process focuses on the Anatomy Trains fascia lines of Thomas Myers  the changes that can be experienced could be significant through to minor, but these changes whatever size they are all added to the end goal
  • Allow 1hr – 2hr for each session. Be prepared by wearing appropriate underwear e.g. Sports bra and underwear, bikini, swimmers. Also, the sessions require you to move off & on the table after some work has been performed for you to experience any changes to the region that has just been treated. Be prepared for an extensive assessment initially and constant assessment at the beginning, during and end of every session. As well this enables the therapist to view any changes to your body whilst standing and walking.
  • Certain conditions of Acute Back Pain, Chronic Back Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Foot Pain, Head Pain or Neck Pain & muscular aches can be alleviated

Remedial Massage

The Remedial sessions are specifically focused treatments that the therapist draws on a range of different methods to ease the condition the client presents with e.g. Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Muscle Energy Techniques and Trigger Point Therapy

Incorporating these techniques into a session and combined with some relaxation techniques provide relief to Back Pain, Headaches, Neck & Shoulder Pain and just even the stress of life that will lead to a better, satisfying outcome for you the client

The confusion between Sports Massage & Remedial Massage is common & understandable and this is taken into consideration at the start of each session to achieve the individual client’s desired outcome

 

Information

If you a experiencing back, neck, shoulder or leg pain from work, sport or just simply living, this pain could be a result of a accident, fall, a structural imbalance that is occurring in that region or another part of your body.

Drawing on the experiences of being active in several sports in either competition, sports first aid and rehabilitation of clients Len understands what is required to stay injury free and be competitive in your chosen endeavor. The need to stay flexible and adaptable as well as to be resilient in your connective tissue of your body will reduce your vulnerability to injury in your social, working and sporting life

Functional

Functional training seems to be the new buzz word at the moment, but are you able move functionally efficient to do the functional training, you probably need to come and see me