The deeply informative 4 part Fascia Series gives you a thorough understanding of fascia. This understanding is essential for all bodywork and movement therapists, as fascia is the most abundant tissue in the body, and our greatest sensory organ.

This knowledge will enhance your career and ensure improved clinical results. If you would like to find out more about the fascial system, then look no further. The Fascia Series will give you a full and comprehensive understanding of the wonderful, dynamic and vibrant fascial system.

In these webinars we explore the history of fascia, understand why it was ignored for so long and discover its vitally important role in life, health and movement. Explore fascia in health and ill health. Discover what injures and restores fascia and SO much more!

The fascia series in NOT to be missed if you work with the body in any capacity, as a movement therapist, bodywork therapist, yoga teacher or holistic practitioner, as it will greatly enhance your understanding of movement dynamics, improve your practice an clinical results.

Further details on each webinar below.

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Fascia Webinar Series 1, 2, 3 & 4

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  • Tutor:

    Emma Gilmore

  • Fee:

    Full Price £160

    Current Special Offer £100 - for all 4 of these brilliant informative webinars

1. WHAT IS FASCIA?

This seminar gives an understanding of the fabulous, abundant, dynamic fascial system. I will demonstrate the importance of fascia as the most abundant tissue in the body. An understanding of fascia, what it is and how it responds is fundamental to any movement or bodywork therapist.

In this seminar, I will introduce you to the most amazing tissue in the human body, its viscous, dynamic and beautiful structure. I will explore the history of Fascia, why it has been so misunderstood, and its prevalence in research today. I will explain what components make up fascia, I will teach you about the many different functions of fascia, how infuses, surrounds, protects us and produces movement. I will explain how it is our largest sensory organ, responsible for proprioception, interoception and so much more! I will explore fascia as a body-wide communication system from micro to macro, I will touch briefly on how fascia makes up the bio tensegrity of the body, how it is responsible for force distribution through its bio-tensegrity – this concept will be explored further in the Bio-tensegrity seminar.

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FASCIA

2. WHAT IS BIO-TENSEGRITY & WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?

We are biotensegrity structures, an understanding of this concept is vital in order for all movement and bodywork practitioners to work effectively with the body.

The tensegrity in the human form is provided through an uninterrupted web of connective tissue or fascia. It is strong yet lightweight and it is extremely energy efficient (i.e. not too many calories are required for us to maintain posture or move about – leaving excess calories to be used by our hungry brains).

Biotensegrity is in place from the micro – cellular level, to the macro – full body level. This amazing construct has been rigorously researched by Dr Steven Levin, Donal E. Ingber (cell biologist and bioengineer), Dr Jean Claude Guimberteau (a plastic surgeon), showing the outdated construct of pulleys and levers within the human (and animal body) to be wholly inaccurate. Our dynamic responsive fascial system provides our biotensegrity, it allows us to feel where we are in space and provides our proprioceptive function. It facilitates body wide compensations to allow for force distribution which prevents injury.

Join me to get your head around this wonderful concept, which will bring greater depth to your work and a greater understanding of the human form. Essential for all movement & bodywork practitioners, to increase understanding and improve results.

3. FASCIA, FLUIDS & MOVEMENT

Find out what techniques we can use to:
  • Free up fascial restrictions
  • Reduce pain
  • Improve tissue health
  • Increase movement
  • Achieve better clinical results
  • Ensure more word of mouth referrals.

Fluids are everything and fluids are everywhere, we are fluid filled (80%) and fascia is a fluid loving system. In health fascia is hydrated, soft, responsive, dynamic and there is fluid movement throughout the body, ease within both cellular movement and ease within gross movement. As restrictions form within the intricate fascial system, the tissues become less hydrated and adhered - this affects cellular health and limits gross movement.

Why do structures become adhered? What affects fascial health? We will explore physical and emotional holding patterns that affect the body physiology. We will explore the mobility, stability compromise and we will explore compensatory patterns that form as our body attempts to stay upright against gravity despite restrictions from by both physical and emotional injuries. We will explore therapeutic interventions – calling on the wonderful work of Robert Schleip and his research into fascial mechanoreceptors. Each mechanoreceptor responds to a different type of movement and pressure - to understand this will revolutionise your clinical or movement practice.

Find out how gentle tissue manipulation (from hands or movement) affects the Central Nervous System which in turn produces (a palpable) tissue response. We will look at techniques both for manual and physical therapists to encourage a tissue response in the whole system.

An essential seminar for movement, exercise and bodywork therapists.

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4. LATEST FASCIA RESEARCH

after attending the 2020 Fascial Research conference, I have accumulated what I feel to be the most interesting and the most relevant fascial research for both movement and bodywork therapists. I will present research on:-

  • Static stretch vs dynamic stretch – which is best?
  • How long should we stretch muscle and fascia for optimal results?
  • Optimum stretch for increased flexibility.
  • Connective tissue healing through exercise.
  • Proprioception – who has reduced proprioception? How to work safely with those with reduced proprioception
  • Wound healing and how fascial work – BEFORE surgery will facilitate recovery
  • Hyaluronan is a substance secreted by fascial cells, this provides strength, lubrication and hydration – how to encourage secretion to facilitate optimal movement
  • Fascial covering of nerves and their implications in increased ROM
  • Preventing injury to intervertebral discs – through specific movement and techniques
  • AMAZING results on the influence of daily stretch on breast cancer tumour growth