Fluid flow in the fascia & how it is affected by treatment & vibrations
It has been found that in the connective tissue there are six times more neurons than in for example muscles. There are neurons for both pain reception and position determination. These neurons are affected by vibrations and varied movement. (1)
Recently, a German researcher showed that the connective tissue in a human transports 15 l of water in 48 hours, which is a relatively large amount compared to for example the amount of blood and the lymphatic system. (2)
There are several studies showing that manual therapy largely involves the movement of water in tissue. In many trials, it has been shown that in manual therapy it is not about tissue processing, but about increasing the flow of water in the tissue. (3, 4). The same report shows that by using static vibration we can increase the flow of fluid in the tissue from 3-12 times depending on the frequency.
(1) Fascial plasticity – a new neurobiological explanation- Part 1 (Shleip 2002), (2) Looking in particular at flow of fluid through that tissue (Reed 2011), (3) Mathematical Analysis of the Flow of Hyaluronic Acid Around Fascia During (Roma et al 2013), (4) A theoretical framework for the role of fascia in manual therapy (Simmonds et al 2010)
In 2015 veterinary Vibeke S Elbrønd published the first report on Fascia and horses. Through autopsy she found that the horse has the same kind of chains and networks of connective tissue through the body, as found in humans.
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Recently, a German researcher showed that the connective tissue in a human transports 15 l of water in 48 hours, which is a relatively large amount compared to for example the amount of blood and the lymphatic system.
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Get a deeper introduction to new Fascia Research with the 2018 German documentary “The mysterious world under the skin”.
In 2015 veterinary Vibeke S Elbrønd published the first report on Fascia and horses. To make that happen she had to learn all there was regarding fascia, she had to become a fascia expert.
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Fascia research has sparked a wildfire of new insights that are challenging conventional belief about how the body works – and the latest insights are presented at the 2018 Fascia Research Congress in Berlin.
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At the 2015 Fascia Research Congress in Washington DC, Tom Myers, the author of Anatomy Trains, gives a short introduction to Fascia and how new research changes the way we look at pain and discomfort.
David Lesondak describes how stretching the fascia is vital for rehabilitation from injury at the 2018 Fascia Research Congress in Berlin
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Exclusive interview with Gil Headly explaining how Fascia changes the perspective on how we look at the body at the 2015 Fascia Research Congress in Washington DC.
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On the Fascia Guide FAQ we have gathered the most common questions and answers about Fascia. Is there anything you would like to know? Visit the page and submit your question.
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Exclusive interview with Dr Stephen Levin, the worlds leading expert on Biotensegrity, at the Fascia Research Congress 2015.
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