I'm a Fascianista
April 7, 2012
I admit it. I am a bit obsessed with fascia. That's not really accurate. It's more than fascia, in fact, it's not fascia as it is defined in text today that I am intrigued with. I am curious and well versed in the connective tissue system and the collagen matrix that architecturally, psychically, and mechanically supports, protects, and keeps us stable over our lifetime.
With the naked eye you can see the collagen network in a piece of sushi fresh tuna. In our body, this system is quite similar.
However, under a high powered microscope, you can look more closely at this collagen network. You can see an amazing, active, adaptable network of flexible fibrils and moving fluids. Although it looks like thousands of delicate, haphazard, fragmented fibers, it is in fact an exquisitely strong and stable, organized and infinately connected system... yes, I did just call fascia a system. It's not just a tissue. It is a profound system that gives us our shape, defines the component parts inside of our body, and allows a supportive environment for all of those parts to thrive in. In Dr. Jean Claude Guimberteau's video series "Strolling Under The Skin" he depicts this system and shows it to us as we have never seen it before.
I am a fascianista. Gladly I hold that title. I've been fascianated I would say since before I knew what it was. Of course, I've been fascinated with the parts inside of this system since before I was curious about how it was held together. But once I started to ask the questions, slowly, the answers validated my belief and built my very strong foundation into the philosophy of STABILITY.
The connective tissue system, and it's collagen matrix are the primary stability system of the body. It provides more than anything else the supportive environment required for movement to exist without pain. Forget how it supports your bones and muscles and realize it also supports your nerves and blood vessels. That is far more important a role than how it helps muscles stay balanced.
The question is, do you know how to keep it functioning efficiently so it does these important things? Diet and exercise don't keep it efficient directly. I know what does and I can show you how to tap into it in just 10 minutes a day.
In just a few months the MELT Method book and new videos will be available. It will be your opportunity to become a fascianista... or a fascionado... whatever you want to call taking interest in knowing about, appreciating, and pursuing not only the teachings of connective tissue, but the Neurofascial System, my friends, you are in the right place.
This field of science and research is growing fast. MELT is on the cutting edge of its application. Stay tuned... and stay MELTed!