The view on the Fascia has gone from “something that was just there” to “being everything”
“For several hundred years, anatomists and surgeons like me have neglected this tissue (Fascia) since it does not seem to be something that is there. But the fact is that it is not just something – it is everything! “- Dr. Jean Claude Guimberteau
This is where the Fascia comes into the picture, for a big reason, which is that until now we have not explored the Fascia and we simply cut through it. But how can you view the body as a whole if you cut apart and divide? The Fascia was for a long time seen as something that “was just there”
When we began to realize that the Fascia may have a function after all we began research. With new technologies such as ultrasound and cameras that can shoot live tissue under the skin the understanding of the Fascia’s function gradually increased – and with it a greater understanding of the body as a whole began to emerge. Fascia is a network of connective tissue that envelops everything in the whole body, from muscles and bones to organs and cells. It is the “suit”, “body stocking” that keeps all parts of the body in place, which facilitates movement, posture, balance, and allows us to cope with the pressure of gravity.
The Fascia facilitates all communications between every single body part. There are 6 times more nerve receptors in the Fascia than in the muscles, Fascia exists in solid form, in liquid form (extra-cellular fluid) and communication in the Fascia is 15 times faster than in the nervous system. This is where we have our entire intelligence, intuition and feeling, an extension of the brain if you will – this is what makes the body one whole, and not a lot of parts.