This shows the body responding to treatment, I am treating this client for plantar fasciitis and tight calves and this is his second appointment .
In this clip , taken this morning he isn't being touched and is relaxing between moves. The fascia is unwinding and releasing the muscle restriction!!
Fascia is a connective tissue that runs throughout your entire body, completely interconnected, much like the thin white-ish parts of an orange within which the juicy bits are contained. If you were to take away all the other stuff, you would be left with a holographic form of the body in it's entirety.
What's even more special about this Fascia is, as a connective tissue it has properties that enable it to communicate, very fast, through the reception and transmission of electrical signals into, out of and along its pathways, similar to the cables supplying electricity to your house or the flow of information between the 'world wide web' and your computer or smart phone. This is due to the presence of collagen, which is liquid-crystaline in nature, making it a semi-conductor. So, because of these characteristics, information-energy-charge, from within and with-out, is transmitted throughout your body along the fascia, connecting your head to your toes, your intestines to your heart.
Fascia is the clever structure that covers our muscles, ligaments and tendons, allowing natural glide and freedom of movement. It is liquid collagen and varies in consistency according to the structure it is surrounding, around our brain it is almost like a spiders web but around our lumbar region it is dense, almost like a bungee rope material allowing the movement this strong muscle requires. It can alter in shape and become glue like in consistency secondary to chronic illness or injury.
Fascia surrounds, infuses and protects every other tissue, tendon, muscle, bone, ligament and organ of the body. In healthy conditions the fascial system is relaxed and wavy in configuration. This provides a cushioning and supportive mechanism allowing us to move safely without restriction or pain. Fascia is also dynamic in nature, it responds to internal and external forces applied on it meeting the resistance in order to protect.
Research has proven that fascia, like muscle, has the ability to contract and relax and plays a major role in mobility and stability of joints. Fascia acts as a tensegrity (tension and integrity) model where tension and resistance rely on each other for stability and function.
Fascial restrictions do not show up on CAT scans, MRI’s or X Rays therefore many patients are suffering unresolved physical and emotional pain due to undiagnosed fascial trauma. Conditions are a label for a symptom. Traditional healthcare treats the symptom, Bowen Therapy with it’s holistic approach treats the cause at the deepest, cellular level.