Fascia release and shiatsu 

In May, I took part in a fascia release seminar with Gabriella Poli, an experienced Shiatsu Practitioner, teacher and one of the founders of the European Shiatsu Society. It was impressive and I learnt new technique which combines beautifully with Shiatsu. It was a comprehensive group of 33 experienced Shiatsu Practitioners from Spain and the rest of Europe.

What is Fascia?

Fascia is a general term for connective tissue. It is also called “extracellular matrix”. Fascia is a band or sheet that spreads throughout the body in a three-dimensional web from head to toe.

It covers all structures of our body: it separates, supports, connects and protects.

Energetically, fascia is crucial as it is deeply connected and interwoven within our denser

structures: bones, muscles, ligaments and organs. It is recognized that Fascia is affected by all physical, emotional and mental activity. Energy that connects with trauma that has not been resolved gets trapped in the fascia tissue. Fascia influences the energy flow in the meridians.

Fascia restriction causes pain, contractions, and limitations in the range of motion. Fascia reacts to stress and trauma by contracting to protect the body. Collagen fibres thicken in order to provide additional support to the tissue that is undergoing stress. Because fascia is a unique sheath and an interconnected web, restriction of fascia in one part of the body will transfer, through time, into other parts of the body itself.

Fascia Release In order to release fascia I use no pressure techniques, but instead a light touch.

As we do not use pressure,we can therefore treat clients with:

• Acute pain

• Inflammation

• Bone fragility

• Varicose veins

• Injuries

• Fibromyalgia

• Rheumatoid arthritis, etc..

Fascia releases are performed all over the body, depending on where the restriction is located.

Fascia release allows the return of denser structures to their normal physiological adaptive range, relieving pain and improving the quantity and quality of motion and function.

By combining Fascia release with shiatsu you enhance their effectiveness and long lasting effects.

Notice: Fascia release sessions do not replace medical care. They are designed to enhance them and work perfectly well together.