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Areolar connective tissue under the microscope view. Histological for human

What is fascia?

This connective tissue forms a supportive network that envelops muscles, organs and bones and gives our body its individual shape. Fascia is subject to constant changes and adapts to the physical challenges that affect our body in everyday life.


Fascia responds to special stress such as injury, irritation or inflammation by changing shape an thickening in such a way as to protect the weakened area and stabilize the body. As a result, it loses its elasticity, glues together and becomes stiff. Restricted movement and pain are the result.


Importance of fascia in Rolfing

Mechanical pressure and heat activate sensitive receptors in the fascia and can change its consistency and structure. Rolfing makes use of this by reorganizing the body and bringing it back into balance.

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