Fascial Fitness: How to Be Vital, Elastic and Dynamic in Everyday Life and Sport

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By Robert Schleip, PhD, with Johanna Bayer

A greater knowledge and understanding of muscular connective tissue known as fascia has been gained in recent years in the fields of physiotherapy, sports science, and medicine.

Fascia plays a large role in health, well-being, and mobility it transmits the power of the muscles, communicates with the nervous system, and serves as a sense organ. Fascia ensures the protection of internal organs and forms the basis for a naturally beautiful body shape. Therefore, anyone who wants to be active, mobile, and pain-free in everyday life should be aware of the importance of their fascia!

Fascia can act in a similar way the same way to your muscles. It responds to stress and nerve signals, and if it becomes tangled or stuck together, pain and mobility problems can result. Fascia should therefore be specifically targeted by exercise, and 10 minutes twice a week is all you need.

This step-by-step color guide leads you through a series of exercises, including ones for the back, neck, hips and feet, and as well as those specific to men, women, and athletes.

Paperback, 224 pages; Lotus Publishing, 2017

Robert Schleip MA PhD directs the Fascia Research Project at Ulm University, Germany and is Research Director of the European Rolfing Association. He is a certified Rolfing Instructor and Feldenkrais teacher. He is author and co-editor of several books and has written numerous research articles. For his discovery of active contractile properties in fascial tissues he was awarded the prestigious Vladimir Janda Award for Musculoskeletal Medicine. He was co-initiator and organiser of the first Fascia Research Congress held in Boston, USA in 2007.

 

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