Fascial Fitness

I’ve been meaning to write this post since Easter. This year has been extremely busy with my normal work schedule coupled with a raft of new courses. I think I’ve been away every month since January!

It has, however, been an absolute pleasure to attend these courses and then implement the work back home in the studio. I know many of you are enjoying the Fletcher towel work, which works really well for tight upper backs and shoulders. A lot of you have been so impressed, you’ve bought the towel for home practice!

I went to Dublin in May to train as a Fascial Fitness teacher. Dr Robert Schleip is director of the Fascial Research Project at Ulm University in Germany. Fascia is the big thing in the neuromuscular world right now. The best way to describe the Fascia is as a continuous network throughout the body, connecting every organ, muscle and nerve like a Spiderman suit under the skin. It’s a fascinating topic with new research coming out all the time. At the end of June I’m away again to attend the British Fascial Symposium to hear the latest developments. Many of the speakers have been on my bucket list for sometime. The anatomist Gil Hedley and Carla Stecco being two of my favourites. I’ll keep you posted on all the latest research updates.

If you’d like to understand more about the Fascial network, check out the video.

Runner’s World have a brilliant article to help you understand how your Fascia affects your movement and recovery here. And if you want to delve even deeper into the science behind Fascial fitness, check out this article from Divo G. Müller and Robert Schleip.

It takes time to understand the Fascial aspect and how it fits in with my existing knowledge and then incorporate that aspect in the studio work. Over the coming weeks we will explore and push boundaries and evolve together.

Thank you for your continued support and loyalty.

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