Fascia: an underrated technique
Even though few practicians know about it, the fascia technique is of great use for your daily work. The German researcher, Ph.D holder in human biology and fascia specialist Robert Schleip even claimed in his Fascia as a sensory organ article that fascia is the body’s largest and richest sensory organ. That’s no small feat!
6 times more innervated than muscular tissue
It is an overlooked tissue whose implication in numerous pathologies is vastly underrated. Indeed, fascias are interconnected with muscles, tendons, joints, organs and nerves and act as a support for all these structures.
However, the role of fascias is not only mechanical; they have a major impact on the immune system as well as on the blood, lymph and water flow. 23% of the water contained in our body is stored in these tissues.
Moreover, recent studies have proven that thanks to their composition, fascias could be considered a sensory and proprioceptive organ in their own right. Fascial tissue is 6 times more innervated than muscular tissue.
Any restriction or tension of fascia will lead to a circulatory dysfunction of the surrounding tissue as well as pain or compensatory postural patterns.
Fascia: an organ of communication
4 major types of intrafascial mechanoreceptors (Robert Schleip, Fascia as a sensory organ)
Discover our Fascia Connected Pack!
This pack includes:
• An IASTM tool with its sleeve
• A 25 mm convex RET mini electrode
• A RET cable especially designed for fascias
Should you need any further information, please feel free to call us on 04.83.66.16.66.
Different possible uses of Fascia Connected Pack
Fix the electrode to your IASTM tool thanks to the RET cable then use it in one of the following ways:
– To detect areas of stiffness (“scanning” mode), use the concave side of the IASTM tool to rub the body very softly.
– To stretch out muscle fibres, use the convex side of the tool to rub the area to be treated more strongly and deeply.
– To eliminate knots and adhesions, use the edge of the tool to rub the area to be treated strongly and in depth.
– To separate tissues, use the tool as if it was an extra thumb (hands free mode) by using its edge to rub the area to be treated strongly and in depth.
N.B. : can also be used in hands free mode
MyExpert Fascia next workshop: save the date!
It’s time to stop to disregard the usefulness of fascia treatments! Come and see why Winback is the ideal tool to work with and combine with different accessories in order to restore the healthy functioning of fascia. Our next MyExpert Fascia workshop will take place on Saturday 23 June 2018 in the Southern France town of Villeneuve-Loubet (a few minutes away from Nice) in the presence of Winback trainer and physiotherapist Frédéric Delacour. Please visit our Formations page should you want to join it. We look forward to meeting you there.