I thought I’d share a little information about Fascia before our online Pilates Brunch on Sunday 28th June.
Fascia is a continuous web of connective tissue, it surrounds and weaves through your body Muscle; tendons, Ligaments, bones, organs, nerves and blood vessels.
It's like our internal scaffolding - holding everything together. Healthy Fascia is pliable and hydrated it simply slides and glides allowing a free range of movement. When it is unhealthy it becomes dehydrated and sticky creating areas of tightness, when this happens our movement becomes restricted.
Fascia can also be a source of pain, it is well innervated which allows us to feel pain. Dysfunction in the bodies fascial layers over stimulate these nerve endings creating poor blood flow, increased tension and poor movement.
During our morning of Pilates we will work on releasing some of these tight areas using the spiky ball, we will start at the feet and work our way up to the shoulders, before moving and stretching into a flowing Pilates practice.
I’m looking forward to seeing you on Sunday.