Fascinating World of FASCIA An Introduction to Fascia

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Fascinating World of FASCIA An Introduction to Fascia (Connective Tissue) What is it -

Fascinating World of FASCIA An Introduction to Fascia (Connective Tissue) What is it - How does it work - Why should I care? ASSESS ADDRESS PROGRESS www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 1

A closer look at FASCIA BIOMECHANICAL AUTOREGULATORY SYSTEM Fascia is a 3 -dimensional fluid-based,

A closer look at FASCIA BIOMECHANICAL AUTOREGULATORY SYSTEM Fascia is a 3 -dimensional fluid-based, dynamic support system which actively keeps all structures and systems – like bones, muscles, organs, nerves, vessels/ immune, respiratory, digestive, …. - stable, supported, protected and connected. It mitigates all stresses on the body to avoid injury and provides a communication highway throughout our entire being and beyond – our energy field. To function properly Connective Tissue needs to be hydrated adequately. www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 2

Youtube video https: //www. youtube. com/watch? time_continue=11&v=k 6 Fa. ULb. Omn. E www. intrinsicbodyworks.

Youtube video https: //www. youtube. com/watch? time_continue=11&v=k 6 Fa. ULb. Omn. E www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 3

FORM & FUNCTION • Collagen, elastin fibers, ground substance, fluids and various cells and

FORM & FUNCTION • Collagen, elastin fibers, ground substance, fluids and various cells and free sensory nerve endings make it a continuous sensory system (Its innervation is 10 x greater than that of muscle tissue). > PROPRIOCEPTION = How you experience yourself • The ability of a system to adapt, morph, and resist distortion when stress is applied is called TENSEGRITY. The entire system down to the architecture of the cell adapts globally to accommodate locally – if fluid household is healthy. • Fascia is able to autonomously stiffen or soften in response to mechanical input AND upon signals from your Nervous and Endocrine System. • The efficient functioning of all systems relies on the health of the Autoregulating Neuro-Fascial System. www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 4

IS DEHYDRATING…. www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 5

IS DEHYDRATING…. www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 5

Why? How? Everything that interrupts homeostasis is stress. Emotional Stress Injury, Surgery & Inefficiency

Why? How? Everything that interrupts homeostasis is stress. Emotional Stress Injury, Surgery & Inefficiency Repetitive Movement & Prolonged Postures Accumulation of CELLULAR DEHYDRATION Nutrition & Water Intake Inappropriate feed& schedule www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 6

Accumulation of Dehydration = ‘STUCK STRESS’ Stuck Stress Sediment a f f e c

Accumulation of Dehydration = ‘STUCK STRESS’ Stuck Stress Sediment a f f e c t s e v e r y t h i n g www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 Common Pre-Pain & Pain Symptoms 7

And then there was… System Overwhelm: Inefficiency of Nervous System, Sympathetic Overdrive, Neuro. Core

And then there was… System Overwhelm: Inefficiency of Nervous System, Sympathetic Overdrive, Neuro. Core Imbalance • • • Discomfort • Pain • Fatigue • • Systemic Response Illness and Disease Metabolic Syndrome Ulcers • • Structural Imbalances Weakness Compression/ Stuckness Poor/ No Movement Reduced Activity and Participation Limited quality of life “Dullness”, “In-Sensitivity” Acting Out, Aggression www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 8

The Missing Link for All Beings lies in us being able to Assess, Address

The Missing Link for All Beings lies in us being able to Assess, Address and Resolve accumulated STUCK STRESS in ourselves first. This then allows us to… Recover our innate RESILIENCE – What is Resilience? For me, resilience represents: Vitality, integrity, power, connection and a positive sense of feeling and moving effortlessly with control. It means I have adapt-ability, I stay open to more than one choice and make choices consciously. I am moving forward removing roadblocks as I come up against them. I might fail 50 times – but I will keep trying. Remember that innate resilience you have in you that allowed you to evolve from laying on your back to standing up on 2 legs – even if you tipped over 50 times trying, you kept trying. www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 9

BUT - HOW? ? ? Good thing one very bright person came along and

BUT - HOW? ? ? Good thing one very bright person came along and turned all this science into the very first self-treatment technique designed to DIRECTLY improve the fluid movement and help sustain the essential fluid production within the connective tissue matrix to regain our resilience. Sue Hitzmann, scientist and bodyworker extraordinaire developed the following recipe called “The MELT Method” It's simple, easy, and it works as you will discover here in your own body shortly. Everyone, and I mean everyone, can do it. www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 10

The Simple Recipe of 4 Effects of Stuck Stress Ø 4 R’s of MELT

The Simple Recipe of 4 Effects of Stuck Stress Ø 4 R’s of MELT • Faulty Body Sense/ Ø RE-CONNECT Autopilot Inefficiency • Nervous System & Core Ø RE-BALANCE Imbalance • Cellular De-Hydration Ø RE-HYDRATE • Stuckness/ Ø RELEASE Compression of Spaces www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 11

FASCIAL LINES IN YOUR BODY: • Their tracks, functions and relationships to each other

FASCIAL LINES IN YOUR BODY: • Their tracks, functions and relationships to each other • How they show up in our bodies (“Sensing”, ”Seeing”) • What they mean for approaching Stability and Mobility • What that means for sequencing of a mindful movement practice. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS WORKSHOP WE WILL FOCUS ON THE DEEP FRONT LINE – THE ORIGIN OF BALANCE GRACE, ROOTING, RISING AND FLOW; SENSING, EXPLORING, ACTIVATING UTILIZING FOR OURSELVES AND IN SYNC WITH OUR HORSES. www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 12

The Deep Front Line (DFL): The body’s MYOFASCIAL CORE SEAT OF YOUR SELF and

The Deep Front Line (DFL): The body’s MYOFASCIAL CORE SEAT OF YOUR SELF and MID LINE Intimately connected into viscera, autonomous ganglions, breathing diaphragm, heart, lungs; lifts inner arch, stabilizes leg segments, contains the pelvic floor, stabilizes the pelvis, spine, ribs, head and neck. (stability) Think Rooting to Rise – Axial Extension, Balance. Grace, Integrity The MELT Foot Treatment directly tabs into this entire fascial train. www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 13

SBL: Connects, protects and stabilizes entire back body; mostly slow-twitch fibers and strong bands

SBL: Connects, protects and stabilizes entire back body; mostly slow-twitch fibers and strong bands for postural support and extension of back Rectus Abd, dives behind TA! SFL: UPA: ME/OE Counteracts SBL; lifts and protects structures in front of plum line; more fast-twitch fibers for quick and strong flexion Superficial Back Line Superficial Front Line www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 Together they stabilize us in the sagittal plane. 14

The Lateral Line (LL): Balances Front and Back Lines; Mitigates rotational forces with the

The Lateral Line (LL): Balances Front and Back Lines; Mitigates rotational forces with the architecture of a basket weave pattern; stabilizes of center levers from extremities (line of compensation: sideview) Think side-bending & 1 legged stances. Stabilizes us in the coronal (frontal) plane. www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 15

The Spiral Line (SL): Wraps body in a double spiral to maintain balance across

The Spiral Line (SL): Wraps body in a double spiral to maintain balance across all planes including arm and leg movements (proper knee tracking); steadies trunk and legs in walking; creates side shifts, rotations, twists in compensation Think twists & rotational stability against twisting. www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 16

The Functional Lines: Involve fast-twitch superficial fibers to execute movement; their ability to shorten

The Functional Lines: Involve fast-twitch superficial fibers to execute movement; their ability to shorten or stiffen to maintain posture is minimal whereas in many asanas they stabilize arms over head as well as arms in weightbearing , especially contralateral balancing; (often express compensation with handedness) Contralateral Back Ipsilateral Think body in rotational motion and support as well as stability of arms against torso Contralateral Front www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 17

Body Scan – Muscle tension, Balance, Weight distribution, Joints? Forward Fold – Back line

Body Scan – Muscle tension, Balance, Weight distribution, Joints? Forward Fold – Back line segmented with identifiable areas of higher tension? Auto Pilot Assessment How efficient is your GPS System? www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 18

Position Point Pressing Rehydrate: Mobilize joints, improve neural connection by stimulating mechanoreceptors that are

Position Point Pressing Rehydrate: Mobilize joints, improve neural connection by stimulating mechanoreceptors that are correlating with primary myofascial lines www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 19

Gliding Rehydrate: Investigate and prep tissue with slow, consistent two-directional movement www. intrinsicbodyworks. com

Gliding Rehydrate: Investigate and prep tissue with slow, consistent two-directional movement www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 20

Shearing Rehydrate: Specific small movement penetrating deeper into the CT stimulating cellular fluid exchange

Shearing Rehydrate: Specific small movement penetrating deeper into the CT stimulating cellular fluid exchange and collagen production Direct Shear Indirect Shear (Position Point 5) (Position Point 1) www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 21

Rinsing: Rehydrate: Improve fluid flow by following the body’s Tensional Energy direction and stimulating

Rinsing: Rehydrate: Improve fluid flow by following the body’s Tensional Energy direction and stimulating circulation of fresh fluids through the entire body. Across Tip to Heel www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 22

Friction Rehydrate: Rub ball lighty and randomly to stimulate superficial lymph and capillary flow

Friction Rehydrate: Rub ball lighty and randomly to stimulate superficial lymph and capillary flow helping reapsorption and recycling of fluids. www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 23

Re-Assessment Techniques Reconnect - Identify, if and were you might have released Stuck Stress

Re-Assessment Techniques Reconnect - Identify, if and were you might have released Stuck Stress that might have been living in your body. Body Scan – Muscle tension, Balance, Weight distribution, Joints? Forward Fold – Back line segmented with identifiable areas of higher tension? Auto Pilot Assessment How efficient is your GPS System? www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 24

Assessment Techniques Reconnect - Identify, if and were you might have Stuck Stress living

Assessment Techniques Reconnect - Identify, if and were you might have Stuck Stress living in your body Wrist Assess – How heavy? Shape of Hands? Pulling, Tension, Pain? Neck? Breath? Grip Asses – How strong? Pulling, Tension, Pain? www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2016 25

Hand Position Point Pressing Rehydrate: Mobilize joints, improve neural connection by stimulating mechanoreceptors that

Hand Position Point Pressing Rehydrate: Mobilize joints, improve neural connection by stimulating mechanoreceptors that are correlating with primary myofascial lines www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2016 26

Gliding Rehydrate: Investigate and prep tissue with slow, consistent two-directional movement www. intrinsicbodyworks. com

Gliding Rehydrate: Investigate and prep tissue with slow, consistent two-directional movement www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2016 27

Shearing Rehydrate: Specific small movement penetrating deeper into the CT stimulating cellular fluid exchange

Shearing Rehydrate: Specific small movement penetrating deeper into the CT stimulating cellular fluid exchange and collagen production www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2016 28

Rinsing Rehydrate: Improve fluid flow by following the bodie’s Tensional Energy direction and stimulating

Rinsing Rehydrate: Improve fluid flow by following the bodie’s Tensional Energy direction and stimulating circulation of fresh fluids through the entire body. www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2016 29

Friction Rehydrate: Rub ball lighty and randomly to stimulate superficial lymph and capillary flow

Friction Rehydrate: Rub ball lighty and randomly to stimulate superficial lymph and capillary flow helping reapsorption and recycling of fluids. www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2016 30

Re-Assessment Techniques Reconnect - Identify, if and were you might have released Stuck Stress

Re-Assessment Techniques Reconnect - Identify, if and were you might have released Stuck Stress that might have been living in your body. Wrist Assess – How heavy? Shape of Hands? Pulling, Tension, Pain? Neck? Breath? Grip Asses – How strong? Pulling, Tension, Pain? www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2016 31

How to start: • Go to www. meltmethod. com • Search MELT®Method on youtube

How to start: • Go to www. meltmethod. com • Search MELT®Method on youtube for free instructions on sequences • Go to my facebook page or website for more info www. facebook. com/Intrinsicbodyworks www. intrinsicbodyworks. com • Contact me - Karin Denny – directly at: Phone: 307 -690 -1571 or Email: [email protected] com www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 32

Resources: (please click on links to open) • The MELT Method Book • MELT

Resources: (please click on links to open) • The MELT Method Book • MELT on Youtube: Softball Foot Treatment Rebalance Sequence Neck Release Sequence (beyond what we did in the workshop) • For materials and tools: Live without Pain - Shop the Melt Store Here! Non-MELT Mini Balls suitable for the foot&hand treatments (set of 2) • Fascia resources: Anatomy Trains by Thomas Myers www. intrinsicbodyworks. com - Grand Junction 2018 33