KNOWLEDGE – BLACKROLL®
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FASCIA
We are in the midst of an important paradigm shift in medical science. Fascia, the connective tissue surrounding muscles, bones, and organs, has long been regarded as useless sheathing. New research is challenging this view. Scientists all over the world are discovering the immense importance of our connective tissue regarding movement, pain, body awareness and overall health.
Breakthroughs in medicine and (pro) sports have shown that well-trained, elastic fasciae are crucial for one’s health and well-being. Injuries, scarring and inflammation of the fasciae can, conversely, lead to pain and an array of illnesses. Scientists, medical doctors, physiotherapists and athletic coaches are sharing their knowledge about this new field on the following pages. Read on if you would like to learn more about the following questions:
How can I prevent tension headaches and tight muscles?
How can I alleviate chronic pain?
How can I use the BLACKROLL® to train the fasciae during physical rehab?
How can I use the BLACKROLL® products in my sport-specific training?
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT FASCIA
New scientific findings have provided us with a whole new understanding of our body. The fasciae run all the way through the body from the top of our head to the tips of our toes. They form a complex network that not only keeps bones, organs and muscles in place but also plays a crucial role in movement, coordination and sensory perception.
New research has discovered ways in which the unique properties of the fasciae can explain some of the effects of acupuncture, rolfing and osteopathy. This is an exciting new field with the potential of arriving at a new, holistic understanding of the body.