Judith Marcus

CranioSacral Therapy

What is Fascia?

Few people know about fascia, a three-dimensional web of support that facilitates,or inhibits, movement. Like a movie director who influences every scene, fascia coordinates every move of the body. Fascia is a thin connective tissue that wraps every muscle fiber, every muscle bundle, every individual muscle, and every muscle group. It becomes the tendon that knits into the connective tissue covering the bones. For extra coordination and strength, it forms sheets to transmit force between muscles. Nerves, blood vessels, and organs also have fascial coverings.

Healthy fascia is smooth and slippery, so muscles can slide like silk. When gummy, dense, and contorted, unhealthy fascia binds muscles and limits movement. Collagen fibers give fascia its shape and structure, which organize along lines oftension in the body.  by Anita Boser, 2011 in BodySense Magazine

New Book by Jean-Claude Guimberteau called Architecture of Human Living Fascia, state of the art photos and information. 2015, Handspring Publishing.

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