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My fascination with fascia!

Ever since my massage tutor Cathy Alderson, talked to our class about her training with the very influential John F. Barnes PT on the technique of Myofascial Release, I was hooked on finding out more. What is Fascia? Within the body there is a tough, fibrous network of connective tissue mainly made up of collagen, elastin and a fluid known as 'ground substance'. This network is fascia and it exists throughout the body, penetrating and connecting every fibre, muscle, tendon, ligament, bone, nerve, vein, artery, internal organs and the Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord) and even down to cellular level. Restriction in one area can affect all other areas. The body responds to traum

 

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