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Your fascia is a reflection of YOU

By May 22, 2019Fascia

Fascia (connective tissue) isn’t just the “wrapping” for your muscles. Fascia lives at the intersection of mind, body and spirit – receiving and responding to communication (energy) from your conscious mind, your subconscious (nervous system), from your daily activities as well as environmental triggers like toxicity, other human beings’ nervous systems and electromagnetic signals (like WiFi or EMFs).

Today I’m walking you through some of the primary ways that fascia is a reflection of YOU: your thoughts, beliefs, activities, habits etc and how these reciprocal relationships determine your overall internal health (everything that depends on healthy fascia, which includes muscles, bones, organs, lymph tissue, your immune system, your nervous system, brain, tendons, ligaments, joints…so pretty much everything!)

Fascia is unique in the body, in that it is the only single element that touches all other elements.

Fasca is a connector as well as a separator, but it’s far from the inert “wrapping” that western science described it as up until very recently (and in some circles that’s still how it’s described and treated).

Fascia responds to chemical messengers like fear, and has been shown it can actually thicken in response to a hormone called TGF (which can get created in response to persistent fear for example). This is one way fascia is a reflection of you/your life. How much fear/stress are you running through your body?

Fascia is supposed to be 70% water, and since fascia is the most abundant tissue in the human body it could be inferred that fascial hydration levels play a critical in overall hydration, which of course is critical not just for health but staying alive. Cellular hydration is dependent on water-rich fascia. Most adults today have dehydrated brittle fascia in many parts of their fascial system, if not all of it. This water content is dependent on plentiful hyaluronic acid inside your fascia, since it’s the HA that imbibes water into the ECM (from the water you drink).

Many factors can contribute to a decline in hyaluronic acid production inside the ECM (the watery, collagen rich environment that every cell in your body depends on for nutrients and hydration, and is part of the fascial system). Some of these factors are directly under your conscious or unconscious control. I encourage you to begin taking conscious control of these processes, so you maintain healthy youthful fascia for life.

Watch the video to learn more and share your takeaways below in the comments!

5 Comments

  • Gloria Gardner says:

    Thank you for this information. It confirms what I am learning in somatic therapy, especially about the nervous system and FFF responses. So many people need to know this.

  • Patty says:

    Emotions and memory stood out for me because I have so little of both. I think
    There’s a lot locked up in my fascia and at age 72 setting them free would be an amazing experience

  • …so, can our fascia learn to be “on edge” about us – if we have Adrenalin exhaustion issues – as one example? Does it tighten up in habit if we anticipate a busy day, as another example?

    Love your lessons!

    Warm Regards,

    Linda

  • Jen Kaske says:

    Thank you for this video and all that you share with us. I really appreciate your dedication to helping people get relief from pain. This ties in with what I have come to believe about my pain being related to my past trauma. The nervous system as well as emotions and memory were the neon signs for me today. I have spent much of my life afraid. Consciously and unconsciously. Historically, i have a freeze response, which has allowed for much harm to be done to me both physically and emotionally. I have learned how I unconsciously spent much of my time stiff and tense from a young age. After decades of unexplained pain, i received a medical diagnosis of fibromyalgia. I have come to learn that my fascial health is key to controlling my pain. Diet and exercise as well as lifestyle changes that reduce stress and continued therapy for past trauma have all played crucial roles in controlling my pain. It’s been a journey for two decades. I am just now learning new ways to relieve my pain through fascial release. Your videos have been key to new breakthroughs in my pain relief. Thanks again. So grateful for you!

  • Ann Marie Falkman says:

    I also lean towards it being emotions and the nervous system that are at the root of the problem. My back feels as if it’s been armour-plated to protect me from getting hurt.
    On the other hand I sometimes if it’s down to physical reasons. For decades I’d cycle for miles and miles without doing any stretching afterwards. Nor did I ever do any strengthening excercises for my stomach. My spine feels like an oldfashioned tent pole that has been secured by guy ropes that haven’t been evenly pulled tight.
    Thanks again for all your work!

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