2. Nina's Musings

All About Your Fascia


Yolande (Lana) Hung joined me in conversation on Saturday 11 June 2022 and we explored all things related to fascia and releasing the fascia.

A big thank you to all of you who joined us live, we had a fantastic time together. For those who joined, you would have seen how we explored this concept and would have:

🌳 Gained a better understanding of fascia as a sensory organ

🤸🏽‍♂️ Understood the importance of regular movement for overall health

💃🏼 Learned practical, fun and easy movements & tips that you can do daily to keep your fascia healthy.

Lana says that: “fascia is an interwoven system of translucent connective tissue found throughout the body. Your fascia provides a complex framework that helps support and protect muscles, organs, and the entire body as a whole, and if you had to remove everything except for the fascia, there would still be a recognisable human body shape. 

It is this soft, slippery film that allows muscles to move without friction and for the whole body to move as a unit, with fluidity and balance.

It is also intricately linked to our nervous system, and is an organ of proprioception (sense of position and movement).

The topmost layer, the superficial fascia, lies just beneath the skin and is the sheath between skin and muscle. You can “communicate”, via touch, to deeper layers of fascia, by touching and stimulating the superficial fascia.

Deep fascia encases muscles and includes visceral fascia, which encloses the internal organs in an ever-protective net.

A great analogy is to picture an orange, which represents a body. The skin would be your skin, the pith (the white layer immediately underneath) would be your fascia and the individual pockets within the orange represent all the muscles and organs in your body – each one wrapped neatly in their own coating. 

The health and strength of your fascia is key to good health and synergy throughout each system of your body. If the fascia is tight, the whole body tightens up, as this “sheath” or “wrap” is everywhere.”

If you missed the workshop and would like to catch the recording it is available for purchase on the Udemy platform.

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We look forward to you joining us live for our next workshop – it’ll be all on inflammation – 2 July 2022