What is Fascia and Why is it Important?
What exactly is fascia, and why is fascia so important? If you’ve ever had a chiropractic treatment or massage to alleviate pain, then you’ve experienced fascia manipulation. Think of fascia as a tissue with three layers that encircles organs and tissues. Simply put, it’s a tissue framework that supports and connects other tissues in the body. If your connective tissues aren’t well hydrated, it limits your mobility and can set you up for aches and pains.
It may sound simple, but many people in the scientific community can’t agree on the role of fascia.
But, the general understanding is that fascia is the only tissue that changes consistency during stress, like a shape-shifter. Fascia is like air… it’s everywhere and has the ability to affect almost everything. And that’s really important because fascia is what holds the body together. Every muscle, vein, nerve, and artery all are either connected by fascia, or surrounded by it. Sometimes, it looks like a muscle with strong tissues, and sometimes it presents itself as a casing to hold organs and muscles in place.
One way to maintain flexibility in muscles and fascia is with a total body stretch. Try this 10-min full-body gentle routine from the Ultimate Sculpt workout. Talk about an energy boost!
ROUTINES FOR FASCIAL-RELEASE
Eases pain • Speeds recovery • Reduces the appearance of cellulite • Helps break down scar tissue • Improves body symmetry and alignment
EASE ANY TIGHT SPOTS
ULTIMATE SCULPT includes a fascia-loosening stretch routine and 30-min toning segment uses cutting-edge techniques to design a lean and healthy body.
RESTORE FASCIA TO OPTIMAL HEALTH
BODY BOOMERS helps pinpoint where exactly your fascia is tight and holding tension. The 20-minute yoga routine lets your muscles talk to you and work on tight spots. ULTIMATE SCULPT includes a fascia-loosening stretch routine and 30-min toning segment uses cutting-edge techniques to design a lean and healthy body.
Increase Blood Supply to the Muscles
CARDIO KNOCKOUT includes a chair stretch that releases tension in your muscles… which is one element of fascia. And, this workout’s kickboxing routine heats your body from the inside… which increases blood supply to the muscles and aids in the health of your fascia.