What is Fascia?

"The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence." 
— Martin Rees

 

As people are exploring greater fluidity of movement, wholeness, and healing in Asheville, they try one-off massaging modalities and often find these coming up short. We might find relief for a moment, but our old aches and pains frequently come back. Why is this? They key lays in the fascia, and taking care of your fascia in Asheville can provide you so many benefits.

Fascia is a material of the body that science neglected to study until recently. Read more about when the media reported that scientists had "discovered" a "new organ" in 2018.

Fascia is the agelessly-adaptable, resilient, seamless and soft tissue structure that does the work of  holistically protecting, containing and connecting everything in the body from the inside-out and outside-in. 

Fascia is a specialized material of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider's web, or a sweater. Fibers vary from delicate to tough; fascia is very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as all of our internal organs.  

Fascia is the distributor of force, the transportation system of all fluids, and the feedback-giver of information responsible for all movement, sensation and protection of the body, mind and spirit. Like a worldwide web within, fascia is a unifying and organizational structure connecting all of the systems in the body and the environment, the home where our cells live. Autonomically, Fascia responds and reacts to our internal and external environment. 

Throughout our lives, our bodies of water are adapting to be oceanic or statuesque. Fascia Adaptability is ageless.

Fascia is the fabric of the body that — like the Earth — freezes and melts, rehydrates and dehydrates, adapts, thrives and survives with changes while in some ways remaining the same.

Why 'Solbody'?

Sol describes the fluid or oceanic consistency, while gel is the more solidified state of our adaptable fascia. Thixotropy is a property that Fascia and the Earth share in being able to continuously change from a sol or fluid state into a "gel" or solid state and vice versa. Fascia is the container of our bodies of water and continuously changes in hydration levels, consistency, shape, and state, dependent on how we live.

The Autonomic Nervous System is divided into the Sympathetic (fight/ flight/freeze mode) and Parasympathetic (rest and digest mode). The Sympathetic Nervous System is triggered by a perceived threat from the body's internal or external environment into tensing and protecting. This is the duty of our fascia: to instantaneously solidify, harden and become more "gel" to protect our whole being, body, mind and spirit when trauma occurs in our conscious and subconscious layers.. The Parasympathetic mode helps us to recover by signaling the need to rest and digest, relax, release and soften tension from being sympathetic, fascia returns to a "sol" state and harmony in homeostasis. 

If you're looking to harness your Solbody, exploring myofascial release in Asheville, there are three ways you can schedule:

Schedule onlineemail [email protected], or text / call: 484.472.3626.