Fascial Conditioning and Suspension Training
Let’s start off by defining what Fascia actually is;
WHAT IS FASCIA?
Fascia is strong connective tissue which performs a number of functions, including enveloping and isolating the muscles of the body, providing structural support and protection.
Fascia is thin, but very fibrous and strong. Anyone who has skinned chicken breasts or trimmed meat has encountered it, the whitish colored thin sheets of tissue between the skin and muscle of the meat. This tissue forms directly under the skin and serves as a strong layer of connective tissue between the skin and muscles underneath it.
The top layer is superficial fascia, which may be mixed with varying amounts of fat, depending on where it is on the body. The skull and hands have a particularly noticeable superficial layer that connects the skin to the tissues and bone underneath it. By wriggling your scalp, you can see that superficial fascia is strong but flexible, keeping the skin firmly anchored while allowing its owner to move freely.
Underneath lies deep fascia, a much more densely packed and strong layer. Deep fascia covers the muscles in connective tissue aggregations which help to keep the muscles divided and protected. On occasion, it can create tight knots or connective adhesions which act as trigger points which can cause pain.
FASCIA NEEDS TO BE HYDRATED THROUGH MOVEMENT
It’s difficult to understand how a support structure can also be a fluid/flexible structure, but Fascia is just that- Juicy fascia is happy fascia! The best analogy I can give is of a sponge. When a sponge dries out it becomes brittle and hard. It can easily be broken with only a little force because of how crispy it has become. However, when a sponge is wet and well hydrated it gets springy and resilient. You can crush it into a little ball and it bounces back. You can wring it and twist it, but it is difficult to break.
This is where our Fascia Training class comes into play. Using the principles of Fascial Conditioning and breath work, the aim of this training session is to release fascial tension, strengthen your diaphragm and access your deeper core.
→ You will feel relaxed, light in your body, stand taller and feel stronger ←
- Deepen your breath
- Strengthen your diaphragm
- Release tension
- Feel relief from pain & stiffness
- Increase core strength & stability
Does this sound like something you could benefit from? I think everyone could use a little more Fascial Conditioning in their lives!
Please call in to book a trial class with Joan. We want to hear first-hand all the benefits you experience with this course.