Fascia is the tissue connecting every one of our hundred trillion cells – like a 3 dimensional fishnet. In fact, I see the fascia as being the cell membrane of every cell, connected to every other cell.
A lot of confusion can arise when we talk about the melting of fascia. I think people have this image that this means the connective tissue disintegrates. In Gil Hedley’s “The Fuzz Speech”, he mentions that melting refers to hydrating and liquefying, not obliterating the tissue.
For fascia to be healthy and supportive to the body, it needs to be at a certain temperature. Fascia tubules are hollow and filled with liquid, and they carry light. This means messages can travel through the fascia at the speed of light. This is incredibly important to understand for health. If the fascia becomes thick or cold, transmissions are affected.
It is though proper mechanics of the body that we maintain the optimal tissue temperature. Breathing with the diaphragm muscle is like turning on the furnace in the body. The continual movement of this muscle up and down in the core, with proper inhalation and exhalation, is what regulates the core temperature. Correct posture is required to support the diaphragms’ shape and action. When we collapse into the core from unconscious posture, the diaphragm doesn’t have the opportunity to move as it is designed.
When the diaphragm can’t function, the muscles of this upper chest kick in to pull in the breath, but this is limiting to the health of the fascia as the overall temperature of the body becomes cooler. If breathing with the diaphragm is like turning on the furnace, breathing with the chest muscles is like putting a space heater in a room. Only that room will be heated, not the whole building.
Not only does the lack of movement from the diaphragm affect tissue temperature, but tissue compression from incorrect posture also causes a cooling. Tissue needs space in order for fluids to travel freely. Compressed tissue is dense and creates roadblocks, or tree trunks of restriction. For tissue to be healthy and clean, it needs to have room for blood and oxygen to reach cells, and to clean them of debris. We need to de-compress tissue manually in order to remove the roadblocks, and heat the tissue with the full conscious breath.
Block Therapy is a wonderful solution for health as it heats the tissue from the inside and out. If you have watched the “Fuzz Speech”, you can see that the older “fuzz” can become very thick, where a scalpel is required to move through it. This would be fascia in a deep freeze. In fact, the tissue can seal with a force up to 2000lbs/square inch. This thick, frozen fascia needs to be decompressed and heated to liquefy the fluids and promote movement and freedom.
Block Therapy is incredibly efficient at doing this because the pressure created from the Block Buddy, your body-weight, gravity and time decompresses tissue, releasing restrictions and adhesions, which allow the strands of fascia to move apart. Instruction of proper breathing sends blood and oxygen into the tissue to feed and heal cells, inflating the previously compressed tissue. Proper postural awareness maintains the newly created space.
Understanding the mechanics of cellular health can be overwhelming, but really it is simple if you understand the fascia and its role in the body. There is a lot of confusion out there because it is only recently that attention has been given to this system. Simply put, fascia needs to be properly aligned so fluids can travel freely. When there are blocks from compression and a cooling from incorrect breathing, flow to and from cells is compromised.
The best part about Block therapy is if you do it, you understand it. It is like meditating, you can read hundreds of books on it but it is the practice that gives you the benefit.
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