EMPOWER YOUR BODY & MIND WITH GREATER FLEXIBILITY
It’s not Yoga!
It’s not Pilates!
It’s All About your Fascia!
Most forms of fitness training tend to overlook one of the most important tissues in the body, fascia or connective tissue. Your habitual movement routine and how you exercise largely determines how your fascia is developed. Contemporary research has revealed the importance of training this vital connective tissue.
With Resistance Stretching we engage our fascia, or connective tissue. Resistance stretching is when a muscle goes from a shortened contracted position to lengthened one under your own resistance. You can feel the results from Resistance Stretching almost immediately regardless of your physical fitness.
Fascia is one of the largest systems of the body which plays an important role in the support of our bodies. Fascia is a very dense connective tissue which is ubiquitous and surrounds every muscle, bone, nerve, all of our internal organs; heart, lungs, brain, and spinal cord.
Naturally fascia is elastic and pliable being made up of a wet gluey protein. However, fascia can become restricted by repetitive motion, bad posture, physical injury, illness, emotional and mental stress can put the body out of alignment and cause the fascia to become constricted, lose its flexibility and become stiff.
Gradually this will limit the free movement of the related muscles and joints. The body will respond to this by adapting to these limitations and misalignment. Eventually these changes will stress the entire body. When the body is out of alignment imbalances will occur and result in stiffness, discomfort, loss of energy, and pain, ultimately equaling poor performance physically, mentally and emotionally!
The good news is we can train our fascia to create a “body suit” which is not only strong but allows smooth gliding joint mobility, improves alignment, lengthens & strengthen muscles and releases stress and tension.
The way your fascia develops is a reflection of your life which is why Resistance Stretching is beneficial for everyone whether you are a cyclists or someone who spends hours sitting at a computer.
Resistance Stretching helps us to:
- Become more flexible and move more freely
- Ease aches, pains and stiffness
- Improve posture and alignment
- Extend and strengthen muscle range
- Release stress and tension
- Increase energy levels
Fascia Fundamentals at a glance
“It’s all connected”
- Fascia tends to bond and thicken to support the way we hold our body and in doing so can limit our range of motion.
- The first International Fascia Research Congress was held at Harvard in 2007 drawing international attention to the importance of this connective tissue.
- Fascia extends from head to toe and front to back in a continuous sheath of tissue and connects your organs to your ribs to your muscles and all your bones to each other.
- Fascia is critical in providing our structure and is often called “organ of structure and posture”
- The beginnings of any disease starts in the basic connective tissue Alfred Pischinger writes in his great works at the University of Vienna in 1966.