Top 5 Reasons Fascia Matters
Top 5 Reasons…
1. Fascia is a tensional fluid system.
fascia, brooke thomas, understanding fascia, anatomy, fascial system, mobilityWhile it’s difficult for us to understand how a support structure could be a fluid structure – because we’re not exactly making hi-rise buildings out of Jell-O – it’s true. Juicy fascia is happy fascia. The best analogy I can give is of a sponge.
2. Variation matters.
Movement also gets the hydration out to the tissue as well, but that movement needs to be varied. This means variation not just of the movements themselves, but also variation of tempo.
3. It’s all connected.
In anatomy-speak we describe all muscles as having an origin and an insertion.
4. Its springiness wants to help you out.
What do you get when you add juiciness to connectedness? Springiness! When your tissue retains (or regains) its natural spring, the rebound effect of the fascia allows you to use less muscle power, and therefore fatigue less rapidly.
5. It is the largest and richest sensory organ of the body.
Now this little tidbit of recent fascial research was a shocker. It turns out fascia is one of our richest sensory organs with between six to ten times higher quantity of sensory nerve receptors than the muscles.4 In fact, it is possible fascia may be equal or superior to the retina, which has so far been considered the richest human sensory organ.