What is Fascia?

Fascia wrapping around the body

A mainstream understanding of the human being is that we are dumb beasts piloted by an intelligent brain. Our bodies are seen as meat sacks for a superior mental consciousness. 

That’s not the case!

The human body is made up of fascia, and it’s the most perceptive and profound part of us. 

Human Garage’s definition of fascia is constantly evolving as we learn more. As we currently understand it, fascia is a multidimensional construct made up of connective tissue that holds both memory and emotion. It controls our movement patterns and carries a unique metaphysical signature. This substance picks up internal and external stimuli, and communicates that information to the brain to be processed. The 3-D aspect of fascia looks like webbing and is found throughout the entire body.

Fascia has a thousand times more nerve endings than the human brain. It is within every system of the body: organs, bones, muscles, blood vessels, and glands. 

We ARE fascia!

The fascial web is 3-D printed throughout our entire body during fetal development. It wraps around us like a knitted blanket holding everything together. 

Human Garage divides the fascia into zones. There are three main zones: the head, torso, and legs. There are also oppositional and complementary zones. The spiral of fascia creates an S-like pattern throughout the body. 

fascia spiralIllustrations by adaptable_polarity on Instagram. 

This connective tissue transmits internal signals within the body and translates external stimulus from the environment. All of this information is sent to the brain, so that it can be used to create templates for our movement.

Millions of units of information are sent from the fascia to the brain for every three minutes of movement. All of this input allows us to either tighten or relax in order to stand, walk, bend, and twist. Fascia is more important to movement than the musculoskeletal system!

It integrates feelings, emotions, and kinetic information about our world. It’s how we survive and adapt to the world we live in.

To see what fascia looks like magnified, watch this video:

While there is still much unknown about the intricacies of fascia, Human Garage was able to develop the undeniably effective fascial maneuvers. Having the biological knowledge of fascia is valuable, but what’s most important to the healing process is the knowledge of how to use it.

Try out Human Garage’s fascial maneuvers to learn how to heal your fascia!