The Fascia and Movement

Woman on floor hands streched. Legs bent, one on the other.

Fascia is connective tissue located under the skin. It wraps around every nerve, bone and muscle in the body; and all the structures of the body are surrounded, protected and supported by the connective tissue.

This continuous sheath is an elastic matrix, a web of tiny filled fluid globules that exist in different layers throughout the body. The tissue can become restricted due to injury, overuse or inactivity which results in muscle tension, reduced blood flow and pain.

Indirect myofascial release involves gentle stretches which allow the fascia to unwind itself. This allows the body to regain balance and eliminate restriction and pain. By combining fascia release, body movement and breathwork the body is able to become resilient, flexible, functional and strong.

Breath – Movement Technique

The Feldenkrais Method is on the verge of becoming mainstream, and about time too! This breath – movement technique is a uniquely practical way of releasing acute and chronic pain that realigns the body to improve physical and mental well-being. Charlotte Lytton’s recent article gives a taster of this remarkable method.