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These are two lines which needs to be balanced to achieve better upright posture.
Now lets compare these myofascial lines to the lines on the London Tube and Rail System. The London Overground and Northern Tube lines linking the city north to south are like these two lines. Other Myofascial lines outlined in Tom Myers "Anatomy Trains" include the Spiral Line and Deep Front Line. These lines link the body deep and centrally like the Piccadilly Line and the Victoria Line.
If we compared many of our joints to stations, our movements are more flowing and efficient when trains run on time and express trains pass through the station without a delay.
When you don't use the best routes in the body like a delayed train, or a diverted journey, it takes longer and has more stops and change of trains. These sluggish movements the leaves the body suspectible to injury and weight gain.
A simple example of this is when the body does not use direct lines that run through the core putting strain on lines the distal joints. Eg Sitting at a desk with poor posture, causing neck strain . Also hitting a tennis ball and relying on arm muscles, instead grounding the feet at the point of contact and using the energy transference from ground contact to engage the core as you hit the ball.
Waterloo station would be like the "Abdominal Station" with a network of lines organised like the "Union Jack", up, down, across and diagonal. Delayed trains leads to a less responsive, congested railways like when an inactive core doesn't allow movement to flow. However, when you find a route with less changes and less delays it is like finding better flow in your body..
The southern station, Clapham Junction would be the "Hip Station" another busy station that many rely on to get to South London and beyond. It’s not as central but many lines converge here, just like many myofascial lines do and they need to run efficiently if you want to move your legs efficiently in many motions.
This hip station also gives you better access to "the boot on the UK map" (Cornwell being the foot). If you dont use Clapham to the get to the boot, you have less options to travel to these areas.
You would simply feel sluggish and heading for pain if the bodies railway system, didn't run on time or breakdown constantly.
Once your body masters a more fluid walking style or dance routine, it’s like discovering a new routes on the underground that takes half the time, arriving at your destination feeling more refreshed and ready for the next move.
Myofascia means muscle and fascia. The term Myofascial Pain has been used by doctors for nearly 100 years, possibly because they could not distinguish whether pain was coming from the fascia or the muscle. Fascia not only surrounds muscles but inter-weaves through them, forming a honeycomb like structure. Trigger points appear in muscles where they have become overworked and possibly tear.
We have all experienced pain coming from these muscle knots that can make movement difficult or painful. They can even form when we are in the womb and can be present in our tissue after we die.
Recently, scientists are telling us they don't exist, at least under the current definition, as ‘Trigger Points’ because they come back repeatedly after many types of trigger point treatments. New research in Switzerland challenges this as shockwaves is proving to be one of the best ways to get rid of them permanently or reduce them further than any other method.
The body’s natural response to these areas, is to cocoon the trigger points in connective tissue. They are also highly electrically charged when circulation is poor in these areas, The result is a painful area pulling unevenly on surrounding joint structures.
Fascia is an abundant structure, forever adjusting to our individual needs. Movement based on muscle contractions alone could never give us the flowing movements, unique to every human and animal structure.
Once we untangle fascia, it allows inactive areas of muscles to reconnect and come to life.
E.g. the left hip might be blocking the right shoulder in the Myofascial Spiral Line. It is a bit like experiencing slow, train service or having to take an indirect line of transport to get to where you want to go. You are left frustrated and exhausted, just like the body feels when it moves inefficiently
eg. If you havent run for a while and go for a long run and feel thigh and knee soreness because your bum muscles are not activating enough.
Fascia is effectively treated with KMI, with the combination of movements performed by the client and manipulation by the practitioner. This releases stuck layers between the outer tissue encasing around the muscles and also deepe septums between the muscles and bones. This hydrates layers and rebalances more direct locomotive pathways.
It reveals your own hidden blueprint to easier movement and less pain where joints have found awkward positions from years of bad habits, sitting at desks or accidents. These postures have been there so long that it has altered your perception of where your real centre of balance is. Treatments can bring back youthful memories of when your body was more balanced and adjusts for permanent change.
We have over 80 recognised organs in our body and it is difficult to call Fascia an organ in its own right because it’s rarely present as a separate entity in the body. Fascia is typically found in and surrounding other organs. However, research into different types of fascia in the body is shedding new light on how fascia functions more as an intelligent organ.
Recently, a new method of studying living tissues has revealed a mysterious web of interconnected cavities as scientists investigated bile ducts in cancer patients. They found fluid filled like sacs (until now thought to be just dense tissue). These sacs are connected in a weblike structure to the lymphatic system and showed how cancer spreads through these layers. It showed that tissue can communicate more clearly through these layers and exchange fluid.
This intelligent tissue has been defined as Interstitum tissue. Similar tissues can be found between muscles, known as Septums. Septums not only allow communication between muscle layers, but also provide a strong line of pull, important in movement.
Myofascial Release targets the opening of the Septums between the muscles to correct joint imbalances. These are often associated with pain and discomfort. In addition, many Trigger Points are found around these Septums and can be released through better movement, KMI and shockwaves..
Both Septums and Interstitum Tissue are prime examples of how the health of " the in-between, dividing tissue (extracellular matrix)" is vital for functioning.
"There are more sensory receptors in fascia than we have for the vast amount receptors we use for our eyesight
The FASCIAL SYSTEM, is unofficially our largest sensory organ in the body, and has not received mainstream acceptance.
It could also become recognised as our sixth sense and is the future of understanding body awareness.
This weblike structure under our skin was once dismissed as an unchangeable plastic like coating or just a dense dividing tissue between groups of muscles or organs. Fascia also gives "tension feedback" between the layers via millions of fibres that are like microscopic strands of glue (similar to when you bring your finger and thumb apart stuck together by wet glue). However, each of these glue like strands in our body relay information between muscles and communicates tension and position information. These "tension memories" created by millions of fibres.
They create a memory for body positioning more accurately than the common phrase "muscle memory". "Fascial memory" is a more accurate description.
It also shows us why modern technology may never create a robot capable of lifelike human movement.
I use the internal Anatomy Trains map (like a tube map in our body) to give the athletes the edge in performance and help many people overcome pain.