Updated: Sep 13, 2021
How’s your fascia feeling?
What exactly is fascia? Fascia is the structural web in the body that connects all the parts together: organs, muscles, tendons, and nerves are all surrounded by it. Fascia is richly innervated by sensory nerves, and plays an important role in proprioception and interoception. For bendy bodies like those with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes or hypermobility spectrum disorders, knowledge about fascia can be life changing.
Jill Miller’s life was upended with shocking news of end-stage osteoarthritis in her early forties. This led to her exploration of healthy ways of releasing and restoring her hypermobile body. Her study of the body led her to fascia and its importance in healthy motion. As she began applying fascial work to her own body practice, she realized she wanted to share her own journey and what she’d learned in the process.
In this episode, Jill discusses why stretching feels so good, and suggests healthier ways to achieve that feeling. She touches on why tears in connective tissue, especially tendons and ligaments, are particularly challenging to repair, and thus why it’s important for bendy bodies to understand fascia.
Jill believes that understanding fascia gives us insight into more effective and efficient ways to alter perceived tightness and transform your embodied sense of the musculoskeletal system, and wants to help people define longevity strategies for healthy movement patterns. Finally, Jill speaks about her book “The Roll Model” and how she developed her own fascial mobilization system - and wants to share it with everyone!
Whether you’re new to the fascial world or wanting a deeper look, there’s something for everyone in this episode.
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