Functional units and balance
Every structure in the body is surrounded and enveloped by fascia, also known as connective tissue. Fascia fulfills the role of stabilizing and keeping the body in shape and supple.
Fascias transmit, coordinate, harmonize, distribute and regulate all the tensions and pressures in the body. Shock and trauma, accidents, scars, habits, inflammations and other dysfunctions can lead to adhesions within the tissues. We can often feel these adhesions as tensions, aches and pains or as lack of adaptation in our fruitless fight against gravity. Reciprocal tension gives us the possibility to contact the fascial system very deeply, either through pressure or traction. As soon as our tissue structures regain their capacity to glide freely, we feel much lighter and naturally hold ourselves upright. We can start using gravity to our advantage instead of fighting it. We become more flexible and more vital. Working with the fascia also implies that we mobilize and vitalize scar tissue, which represents a primary lesion of this highly sensitive connective tissue network.