This is hands-down the best reportage on fascia I’ve ever read: “Everywhere in your body is tissue called fascia. Scientists are unlocking its secrets.“
For any of you who are part of one of my programs (or have been following me a while), you’ll know I talk quite a bit about the layers of the body. And the fascial layers are some of the most important.
There’s really not a structure in the body that’s not touched by fascia. The article even talks about the fascia that surrounds our organs (anyone in the Recover program knows about this)! It also acknowledges how hands-on massage and bodywork may affect the health of the interactions between organs and fascia.
For bodyworkers this article may seem like a big “Duh!” but I actually really love it. I deeply appreciate the work that the scientific community is doing to understand on a physiological level what we know from hands-on experience.
What do you think?
- Isabel Spradlin is a Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and abdominal adhesion specialist in Portland, OR. She specializes in educating people about manual treatment (massage) for abdominal pain and dysfunction, especially when it is adhesion related. Please see the "Programs" page to see her offerings.