How to Help Your Amazing Fascia Web, Superconductor of Energy and Life

Fascia is so wondrous; it blows my mind.
As we age, our body tends to get stuck, stiff, painful and restricted in spots.
This is all about our fascia.

We don’t realize these restrictions are also happening on the inside of the body, wearing down our organs.
And it doesn’t help when we catch a virus which spreads inflammation all over the place (as C0V1D does – which rang my alarms, when I felt a numb patch of elephant hide on the front of my thigh).

For a couple of years now, I’ve been squirreling away cool scoops regarding fascia.

The Magic about Fascia:

Fascia is the web of connective tissue that surrounds and permeates everything in the body (every organ, bone, muscle, nerve, brain), deep down into every single cell.

Fascia contains collagen and elastin fibers, and its liquid-like substance is viscous and transparent, similar to raw egg whites. Fascia wants to stay stretchy, soft, and watery.

Fascia is like both woven fabric and glue. It keeps all of our parts coordinated and in their proper places.

Fascia sends electric signals, messages, to the cells much faster than the nerves can do. (The nerve network cannot touch every cell, but the fascia does.)
The fascia web is seen as a Liquid Crystalline Matrix which communicates with and sends energy to each and every cell. Quantum physicists call fascia the “superconductor of energy” and name it responsible for the millions of actions of every living cell.

Most body sensing is fascial – it is our largest sensory equipment, right down into all the body parts.

Most pains and injuries are in the fascia. Fascia has its own pain receptors.

The very first cells that form the zygote (embryo) are fascia cells, which become like a blueprint to shape and infuse the compartments needed to hold and to nurture all the systems of the body.

Fascia responds to our emotions instantly. When we feel constricted, we literally constrict: the fascia gets tight. Our thoughts and feelings directly tighten and/or relax our body tissues.

We tend to hold underlying emotions in the fascia. Suppressed emotions can cause severe physical pain.
Fascia harbors these stuck emotions. This what we call cellular memory.
(Because of this, I imagine that fascia is an interface where the spirit infuses the body.)

But beyond all these fascinations with the fascia, how will we avoid getting all bent over and too tight to move, as sometimes happens with older people?

The fascia suffers greatly from dehydration and from a sugary diet. (Cellular dehydration gets worse as we age, and our perception of thirst diminishes.)

Fascia becomes restricted both from lack of movement or too much habitual movement over time. (e.g., tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome arise from repetitive movements.)

The fascia also deteriorates from general inflammation, whether that is from a poor diet (typical modern diet), illness, autoimmune disease, or even chronic stress.

I’m not an expert on this topic. I’m a nurse trying to take care of my body. I want to feel good in my body, hopefully till the day I die.
The following is what I’ve been doing for myself, these past two years. Take whatever resonates with you.

My Fascia Support Plan

  • Be proactive about great hydration every day, and use a little healthy salt in my daily gallon+ of drinking water. (Drink lots of extra water while doing the self-care fascia treatments mentioned below.)
  • Magnesium is a great relaxer of the tissues, so I continue to take it.
  • Limit sugar intake. (A healthy diet still contains natural sugars in fruits. I usually limit myself to one cookie treat a day, ‘cuz sneaky sugar creeps in.)
  • Yin Yoga – hold the stretch for a long time (3 to 5+ minutes).
  • Get Myofascial Release Therapy from a myofascial therapist, many of whom are also physical therapists. This body work is gentle and relaxing. They can also give you specific stretching exercises for your personal tightness.
  • The Melt Method started by Sue Hitzmann uses a soft roller and small rubber balls to stretch, twist, and apply pressure to specific areas, all of which Hickman has outlined. She provides directions on Melting each part of the body.
    The Melt Method is like self-applied myofascial therapy. After a session, I feel looser and more relaxed.
    Drink plenty of water while Melting. The fascia thrives on water.
    Read Hitzmann’s book to learn how to Melt yourself. Check out her YouTube videos.
  • Fascia Blasting, founded by Ashley Black, means firmly brushing yourself with special rounded claw tools. This loosens up tight fascia under the skin, plus all the tissues underneath.
    After I do fascia blasting, my flesh feels vibrant and alive with new energy and more blood flow. It wakes me up; makes me feel brighter.
    Be sure to drink plenty of water while blasting.
    Read Ashley’s book and look at her YouTube videos – learn first!!
    Blasting often brings a “healing inflammation,” sometimes swelling, sometimes bruising, because you are breaking up restrictions and tiny capillaries.
    For a problem spot, blast all around the restricted area for a while, first.
    Take care with “fascia recoil” – sometimes tight fascia supports a joint, and when you finally loosen up the fascia, that joint may become unstable if you did not strengthen those muscles concurrently.
    (My neck went out of alignment because of this, but now I blast more carefully, and I still appreciate this method.)
  • Visceral Manipulation treats the internal organs, which may be trapped in stiff fascia. Our organs are each designed to move slightly in their own unique pattern, all day long. We don’t want to lose that natural movement.
    Injury or illness can damage the fascia of the organs and restrict their movement, which inhibits their functioning (and can cause pain).
    Find a Visceral Manipulation practitioner near you for this highly specialized work.
    It feels like a gentle massage.
    (I go once a month to gradually clear out all the stickiness left over from that virus. I’m making progress and re-training the organs.)
    The visceral manipulation community notes that the first virus made lungs get constricted, reducing lung volume. In late 2021, 0micr0n caused restrictions in the abdomen and intestines. The current lighter virus is constricting the brain. These findings are not yet published, but therapists around the world are definitely seeing these trends and discussing them in forums.
  • Some sources advise supplements for the fascia – namely, Omega 3 fish oil and/or MSM taken with Vitamin C. But good hydration, plenty of water, and very little sugar, are hugely important.

Personally I am using all of the above methods to help my fascia, to the best of my ability (although I could be a little more faithful as to frequency of yoga, stretching, Melting, and Blasting).

How’s your fascia doing?
Have you tried any of these practices?
How did you feel?
What do you think? Please comment below.

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Diane Stallings RN does distance healing, EFT Tapping sessionsand/or Biofield Tuning on the phone or in-person, energy healing sessions, Chakra Balancing, and health coaching. She gives you practical ways to lift your wellbeing. Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills or on the phone anywhere.

On the left is a Fascia Blaster; on the right, the roller from Melt Method. Center drawing from Flickr.

blaster and Melt roller

About Diane Langlois Stallings

Diane Stallings RN, Reiki Master, Energy Healer, Healing Touch, Enneagram Coach, EFT tapping, Meditation Coach, Nutritionist, Integrative Health Coach
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