Fascia in Sport and Movement

This book is an essential resource for all bodywork professionals - sports coaches, fitness trainers, yoga teachers, Pilates instructors, dance teachers and manual therapists.

Fascia in Sport and Movement

Fascia in Sport and Movement, Second edition is a multi-author book with contributions from 51 leading teachers and practitioners across the entire spectrum of bodywork and movement professions. It provides professionals from all bodywork and movement specialisms with the most up-to-date information they need for success in teaching, training, coaching, strengthening, tackling injury, reducing pain, and improving mobility.The new edition has 21 new chapters, and chapters from the first edition have been updated with new research.This book is an essential resource for all bodywork professionals - sports coaches, fitness trainers, yoga teachers, Pilates instructors, dance teachers and manual therapists. It explains and demonstrates how an understanding of the structure and function of fascia can inform and improve your clinical practice.The book's unique strength lies in the breadth of its coverage, the expertise of its authorship and the currency of its research and practice base.

Fascia in Sport and Movement Second edition

It is wellestablished that functional outcomes in movement, sport and fitness are greatly improved when incorporating whole body participation, in contrast to an isolated focus on single muscles and body parts. Fascial stretching has ...

Fascia in Sport and Movement  Second edition

Fascia in Sport and Movement, Second edition is a multi-author book with contributions from 51 leading teachers and practitioners across the entire spectrum of bodywork and movement professions. It provides professionals from all bodywork and movement specialisms with the most up-to-date information they need for success in teaching, training, coaching, strengthening, tackling injury, reducing pain, and improving mobility. The new edition has 21 new chapters, and chapters from the first edition have been updated with new research. This book is an essential resource for all bodywork professionals - sports coaches, fitness trainers, yoga teachers, Pilates instructors, dance teachers and manual therapists. It explains and demonstrates how an understanding of the structure and function of fascia can inform and improve your clinical practice. The book's unique strength lies in the breadth of its coverage, the expertise of its authorship and the currency of its research and practice base.

Fascia in Sport and Movement

The book covers most current research and theory to underpin practice.

Fascia in Sport and Movement

The book covers most current research and theory to underpin practice. It rrovides relevant clinical applications for sport and movement, and gives the manual therapist information on how different activities influence the body and the kind of injuries that might occur. The book upgrades the knowledge of the sport professional, yoga teacher and Pilates trainer with the necessary background to understand the injuries that might present and how to assess and refer.

Fascia in Motion

Fascia-focused movement for Pilates Elizabeth Larkam ... Colorado, I made sure to visit Saint Francis Memorial Hospital's Center for Sports Medicine in San Francisco, in order to have a week of personal lessons in the Dancemedicine ...

Fascia in Motion

This beautifully illustrated volume provides a comprehensive guide to fascia-focused movement in original and contemporary Pilates mat, reformer, and studio applications. Each of the book's 14 chapters illustrates how each principle of fascia-focused movement is expressed in Pilates exercise. In addition to a comprehensive exercise compendium, Fascia in Motion includes chapters on specialized applications of fascia-focused movement in Pilates including: Pilates fascia-focused movement for aging well Pilates fascia-focused movement for computer posture Pilates fascia-focused movement for osteoporosis Pilates fascia-focused movement for hip and knee replacement The text is supplemented with links to video of Elizabeth Larkam demonstrating each of the exercises personally. A truly stunning achievement and the synthesis of a lifetime's dedication to the art and science of Pilates.

Stretch to Win 2nd Edition

In Fascia in Sport and Movement, edited by R. Schleip and R. A. Baker. vii–viii. Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland, UK: Handspring Publishing Ltd. Frederick, A. “Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation: Effectiveness in Increasing ...

Stretch to Win 2nd Edition

This proven program used by today’s top athletes, coaches, trainers, and therapists will improve flexibility, reduce injury, and optimize performance. The new edition includes the latest research, new flexibility assessments, new stretching matrix, and dozens of the most effective stretches to personalize a program for any athlete, sport, or event.

Moving Stretch

Work Your Fascia to Free Your Body Suzanne Wylde ... In: Schleip, R., and Baker, A. (eds), Fascia in Sport and Movement. ... Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body London: Churchill Livingstone, pp. 137–142.

Moving Stretch

Moving Stretch is an effective, powerful, and enjoyable type of resistance stretching that not only strengthens and frees the body, but reconditions the body's fascia, rejuvenates the tissue, releases adhesions, relieves pain, and increases flexibility. This accessible guide gives step-by-step instructions for people who feel tight or older than they should, people with poor posture, athletes who want to boost their performance, and those who want something more than conventional stretching. This book provides you with many different stretches for the whole body including the hands and feet, as well as routines for specific goals such as improving posture, helping office workers stay healthy, stretching the back, and more. Even those with sedentary lives will see and feel a difference, with just 10-20 minutes of stretching yielding benefits that may last the whole day. Many of us are limited in our movements, hunched over, or tight. Ideally we would move in a variety of ways throughout the day, keeping our bodies fresh and youthful. However, office jobs and sofas can lead to bodies that are imprisoned in a cage of tension, whose tissue is dehydrated and stuck together, with some areas that are very weak or tight. Normal stretching is not strong enough to break us out of that state. When we tense our bodies and move through that tension, we engage the fascia and recondition it into a more youthful state, restoring great posture, elasticity, and power.

Fascial Fitness Second Edition

CRC Press, Boca Raton FL 2021 Müller, Divo, Hertzer, Karin: Train Your Fascia – Tone Your Body. Meyer & Meyer Sport 2017 Myers, Thomas: Anatomy Trains – Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists, 3rd edition, Elsevier, ...

Fascial Fitness  Second Edition

A bestseller (over 80,000 copies sold) in a second, updated edition. Learn fascial exercises to improve mobility and flexibility, avoid and treat pain, and improve sports performance. In this second edition of his best-selling guide to fascial fitness, fascia researcher and Rolfing therapist Dr. Robert Schleip shows you a series of practical exercises that you can easily build into your day-to-day routine. He introduces the most recent scientific findings from the world of fascial research, and explains which methods and equipment are most effective for fascial health (as well as which ones do more harm than good!). These new findings are already changing the shape of physiotherapy and the methods of treatment and recovery we use today, and will continue to do so in the future. Physiotherapists, sports scientists, and doctors agree that if we want to stay flexible, energetic and pain-free in our day-to-day lives and sporting pursuits, we need to look after our connective tissue - our 'fascia'. There has been a great deal of research into this over the last few years, all of which shows that the fascia around our muscles plays a huge role in keeping us fit, healthy, flexible, and feeling good. This versatile tissue transfers energy to the muscles, communicates with the nervous system, acts as a sensory organ, helps to protect and regenerate our internal organs, and provides the foundations for a healthy physique. We used to think it was our muscles doing all the work, but now we know the connective tissue plays a big part, too. It responds to stress and other stimuli, and when it gets matted or sticks together, it can cause pain and mobility problems. That's why it's so important to train our fascia - and just 10 minutes, twice a week is all it takes!

Free Your Fascia

... Anxiety and Depression, Lower Blood Pressure, and Melt Years Off Your Body with Fascia Therapy Dr. Daniel Fenster ... 4 , 5 Fascia in Sport and Movement ( Schleip ) , 60 Fascial Manipulation , 40-42 fascia problems , 27-42 , 43-58 ...

Free Your Fascia

Transform your health with this cutting-edge guide to fascia—your body's ‘hidden organ’—as a leading chiropractor and pain management specialist offers holistic and professional treatments for chronic pain, anxiety, high blood pressure, and more At the #1 pain management clinic in New York City, director Dr. Daniel Fenster has improved thousands of lives through holistic and integrative therapies. His experience has revealed to him that treating the fascia—your long-ignored, unappreciated, “hidden organ” that weaves around and through every single structure in your body—is crucial for both physical and mental health. Within these pages, Dr. Fenster will reveal all you need to know about fascia, including: • The 8 “villains” that hurt your fascia and how to combat them • A “free your fascia” quiz to assess what therapies are right for you • 20 recipes to nourish your fascia • Simple at-home exercises and DIY therapies for releasing and optimizing your fascia • Advice for working with professionals and the most powerful tools in fascial manipulation Exclusive to this book are interviews between Dr. Fenster and ten of the leading-edge fascia researchers and experts. By “freeing your fascia,” you'll feel stronger, healthier, and happier—from head to toe!

Fascia The Tensional Network of the Human Body E Book

The science and clinical applications in manual and movement therapy Robert Schleip, Thomas W. Findley, Leon Chaitow, ... Muscle and tendon interaction during human movements. Exerc. Sport. Sci. Rev. 30, 106–110. Galloway, J., 2002.

Fascia  The Tensional Network of the Human Body   E Book

The role of the fascia in musculoskeletal conditions and as a body-wide communication system is now well established. Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body constitutes the most comprehensive foundational textbook available that also provides the latest research theory and science around fascia and their function. This book is unique in offering consensus from scientists and clinicians from across the world and brings together the work of the group behind the international Fascia Research Congress. It is ideal for advanced sports physiotherapists /physical therapists, musculoskeletal/orthopaedic medicine practitioners, as well as all professionals with an interest in fascia and human movement. The comprehensive contents lay the foundations of understanding about fascia, covering current scientific understanding of physiology and anatomy, fascial-related disorders and associated therapies, and recently developed research techniques. Full colour illustrations clearly show fascia in context New content based on latest research evidence Critical evaluation of fascia-oriented therapies by internationally trusted experts Chapter outlines, key points and summary features to aid navigation Accompanying e-book version include instructional videos created by clinicians

Fascial Dysfunction

2015 Fascia in sport and movement. Handspring Publishing, Pencaitland (UK) Schroeder AN, Best 2015 Is self myofascial release an effective preexercise and recovery strategy? A literature review. Curr Sports Med Reports 14(3):200–208 ...

Fascial Dysfunction

Fascial dysfunction is now recognised as one of the main underlying causes of musculoskeletal pain leading to impaired and reduced mobility. These are the symptoms which confront all practitioners of manual therapy in their everyday practice. In this second edition of his very successful book, Leon Chaitow brings together contributions from 20 leading practitioners and researchers from many different fields of manual therapy. Fascial Dysfunction - Manual Therapy Approaches, Second Edition aims to help those practitioners to assess more precisely the dysfunction of their clients and its cause and to increase practitioner awareness of the various techniques which may help them in their attempts to alleviate their clients' problems. New features of the Second edition include: Descriptions of new research evidence and its implications for practice: The dependence of collagen health on a mixture of balanced internal and external tension The importance of adequate hydration The possible role of the telocyte The importance of 'dosage' of therapies in management of fascial dysfunction New chapters on: Gua Sha and cupping Global postural re-education Scar remodelling The book is in two sections. Section I, written by Chaitow with a contribution by Tom Myers, presents a review of the current understanding of the function of fascia in the human body and describes what can go wrong - the causes and effects of fascial dysfunction and disease, and how to assess the problem and remove obstacles to the success of treatment. Section II contains chapters by experts in different types of manual therapy including three by Chaitow. Each practitioner describes their own approach to the problem of assessing and treating fascial dysfunction and explains their specialist therapeutic approach. These approaches include: Bowen Therapy Connective Tissue Manipulation and Skin Rolling Fascia oriented training applications in sports and movement therapy The Fascial Manipulation® method applied to low back pain Fascial Unwinding Balanced Ligamentous Tension Technique Gua sha (press-stroking) and Ba guan (cupping): traditional East Asian instrument- assisted manual therapies Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) Myofascial Induction Therapy (MIT®) Neuromuscular Technique and associated Soft Tissue Manipulation Modalities Positional Release Techniques - (including counterstrain) Global Postural Re-education: Souchard Method Rolfing® Structural Integration Management of Scars and Adhesions Manual Matrix Remodeling in myofascial injuries: scar modeling technique Massage Therapy and Fascia Trigger Point release methods including dry needling

Fascia What It Is and Why It Matters Second Edition

Steffen D and Baar K (2021) Nutrition and loading to improve fascia function. In: Schleip R and Wilke J (eds) Fascia in Sport and Movement, 2nd edn. Edinburgh, UK: Handspring Publishing. Travell JG (1968) Office Hours: Day and Night: ...

Fascia     What It Is  and Why It Matters  Second Edition

As the title suggests, this book presents a clear and easy to understand explanation of what the fascia is and the role it plays in the body. As the importance of fascia is increasingly recognized it became obvious that there was a need for a book that clearly and concisely presents the facts. This is that book. It has a strong storyline, with each chapter logically connecting to the next, rather like fascia itself! It is informative and satisfying to read. Fascia - What It Is and Why It Matters serves as an essential primer for professionals, such as movement educators, physical therapists, osteopaths, massage therapists, fitness professionals, and doctors enabling them to attain a solid grasp of what fascia is and what it does in the body. It provides an understanding of fascia as a tissue, of its role in the various systems of the body and of its clinical significance. The book is complete in itself, but also it may also serve as a springboard to deeper explorations should the reader wish to go further.

Fascial Stretch Therapy Second edition

Schleip R (2015) Fascia in Sport and Movement. Edinburgh: Handspring Publishing. Stecco C, Schleip R (2016) A fascia and the fascial system. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (JBMT) 20 (1) 139–140. Sueki DG, Cleland JA, ...

Fascial Stretch Therapy   Second edition

The beautiful new edition of this highly successful book, written by Ann and Chris Frederick, directors of the Stretch to Win® Institute, is packed with theory and practice, including a host of beautifully illustrated assisted stretches. Fascial Stretch TherapyTM, Second edition is a practical and highly applicable manual for any massage therapist, movement instructor, physical or occupational therapist, athletic or sports trainer, fitness instructor or osteopath - in fact for any hands-on practitioners who wants to learn new skills and improve therapeutic outcomes. It clearly demonstrates how FSTTM assessment, treatment, and training are used in a variety of common circumstances encountered in manual therapy and athletic training. What's new for the second edition... Discusses a very brief history of a still expanding and evolving new industry of assisted stretching. It also covers the negative aspects of this trend, including the lack of assessments and specificity and common stretching methods. Approaches are listed so you can compare and contrast. Includes a new Chapter 2 with updates of the highest quality evidence-based research useful to the field of assisted stretching. It includes the authors' own research about the effects of FSTTM on chronic nonspecific low back pain as well as a discussion about a recent systematic review of the acute effects of muscle stretching on physical performance range of motion, and injury incidence in healthy active individuals. Lists contraindications and indications for FSTTM along with new updates to reflect current understandings (e.g. about Golgi tendon organs) with supporting references. Shows how this method will save you time when forming a working hypothesis that will quickly be proven or disproven so that you will have enough time to develop other hypotheses that you can test for efficacy, all within a single session. Includes new photographs and artwork along with new titles to reflect the change in nomenclature from the use of the term 'fascial line(s)' to 'fascial net(s)'.

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and Piriformis Syndrome

Strength and Conditioning Journal 37(3): 89–92 Schleip R (2003) Fascial plasticity—a new neurobiological explanation: parts I and II. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 7(1): 11–19 Schleip R and Baker A (2015) Fascia in Sport ...

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and Piriformis Syndrome

This complete guide to treating patients with sacroiliac joint dysfunction, or piriformis syndrome, combines multiple techniques—rather than the usual single approach—to get quicker and more resilient results. Focusing on the practical application of skills acquired in twenty years of treating elite athletes, Paula Clayton provides a comprehensive guide to the latest discussions of the therapeutic handling of fascial tissue, dry needling, instrument-assisted soft-tissue manipulation, and dynamic taping. Presenting material formerly unavailable in one volume, this book provides evidence-based information on fundamental principles that enable practitioners to map approaches to dysfunction and injury before attempting hands-on treatments. Superbly designed for ease of use and supported with full-color illustrations that clarify and complement the text, this book puts decades of experience and research at readers' fingertips, expanding their ability to both improve their practice and educate their patients.

Kinesiology E Book

How does the concept of thixotropy apply to the fields of manual and movement therapy? 10. ... Stecco C: Functional atlas of the human fascial system, Edinburgh, 2015, Elsevier. 2. Schleip R: Fascia in sport and movement.

Kinesiology   E Book

Learn how to apply kinesiology concepts and treat dysfunction with Muscolino’s Kinesiology: The Skeletal System and Muscle Function, 3rd Edition! With more than 1,200 full-color illustrations, this highly visual text offers a vividly illustrated look at the skeletal system and how muscles function as movers, antagonists, and stabilizers in the body. Part One covers the fundamentals of structure and motion, including essential terminology that is used in kinesiology. Part Two covers the skeletal system including the makeup of skeletal and fascial tissues. Part Three contains a detailed study of the joints of the body. And lastly, Part Four examines how muscles function. This new edition also boasts an all-new chapter on biomechanics, more than 100 online video clips, and an interactive muscle program. If you want a thorough understanding of muscle function and how to apply that knowledge on the job, then there’s no better guide than Muscolino! Coverage of strengthening exercises and stretching emphasizes the purposes and benefits of stretching and how to perform various stretching techniques. The most up-to-date information on posture and the gait cycle features high-quality art. Comprehensive chapter on muscle action and attachments includes illustrations of all of the muscles of the human body organized by function. Clinical applications throughout the book are directly related to kinesiology concepts and challenge you to apply what you’ve learned to clinical practice. Complete atlas of bones, bony landmarks, and joints includes more than 100 full-color photographs of every bone in the human body, giving you comprehensive coverage of bones not found in other kinesiology books. Clear, simple explanations of kinesiology concepts cover muscle contraction(s), coordination of muscles with movement, core stabilization, posture, exercise, reflexes, and how the nervous system controls and directs the muscular system. Approximately 1,200 four-color illustrations help you visualize important concepts. A wide variety of user resources include a comprehensive glossary of terms from the book, radiographs, answers to the review questions at the end of each chapter in the book, an interactive muscle program, and videos featuring joint actions and palpation techniques. NEW! A new chapter on biomechanics helps you understand how the body moves under normal circumstances and what may impair its movement in pathology. NEW! Improved illustrations in The Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body offer a vivid muscle atlas within the text. NEW! Expanded resources on Evolve companion site include a new collection of video clips and an interactive muscle program which help you identify the necessary skills for professional success.

Roll Model

Sandy Fritz, Sports & Exercise Massage: Comprehensive Care for Athletics, Fitness and Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition (Mosby, 2013): 34. ... Robert Schleip and Amanda Baker, Fascia in Sport and Movement (Handspring Publishing, 2015).

Roll Model

Pain is an epidemic. It prevents you from performing at your best because it robs you of concentration, power, and peace of mind. But most pain is preventable and treatable, and healing is within your grasp. Hundreds of thousands of people around the globe have taken life “by the balls” and circumvented a dismal future of painkillers, surgeries, and hopelessness by using Jill Miller’s groundbreaking Roll Model Method. The Roll Model gives you the tools to change the course of your life in less than 5 minutes a day. You are a fully equipped self-healing organism, and this book will guide you through easy-to-perform self-massage techniques that will erase pain and improve your performance in whatever activities you pursue. The Roll Model teaches you how to improve the quality of your life no matter your size, shape, or condition. Within these pages you will find: Inspiring stories of people just like you who have altered the course of their lives by using the Roll Model Method Accessible explanations of how and why this system works based on the science of your body and the physiological effects of rolling Step-by-step rolling techniques to help awaken your body’s resilience from head to toe so that you have more energy, less stress, and greater performance Whether you’re living with constant discomfort, seeking to improve your mobility, or trying to avoid medication and surgery, this book provides empowering and effective solutions for becoming your own best Roll Model.

Medical Therapeutic Yoga

Schleip R (2015), Fascia in Sport and Movement. Handspring Publishing, Pencaitland, UK. Schleip R, Muller DG (2013), Training principles for fascial connective tissues: scientific foundation and suggested practical applications.

Medical Therapeutic Yoga

For yoga to be used safely as medicine and to meet the needs of today's society, yoga postures should evolve by embracing the current evidence base. Medical Therapeutic Yoga provides this evolution. * This book serves as a modern, non-dogmatic, evidence-based guide to yoga posture and breath prescription based on the most current biomechanical and neurophysiological theory and common mechanisms of injury. * Medical Therapeutic Yoga covers injury prevention and wellness, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, and organizational and professional health and well-being. * The book applies yoga as medicine for physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, sports medicine, pain management, and physical and rehabilitative medicine. * Evolution of the postures and breath techniques, via the evidence-based precepts presented in the book, will provide a patient-centered biopsychosocial model of assessment through the lens of integrative medicine and orthopaedics. * Medical Therapeutic Yoga brings a large body of work, known as medical therapeutic yoga, to health care professionals, making provision for safe and relevant application of yoga postures as medicine. * The book is accompanied by an online reference of photographic sequences for medical yoga program planning and prescription. This book will be invaluable for health care professionals, yoga therapists, and yoga teachers, including but not limited to: * physical therapy and manual therapy * chiropractic * osteopathy and orthopaedics * physical and rehabilitative medicine * occupational therapy * athletic training * massage therapy

Using the Bowen Technique to Address Complex and Common Conditions

Fukunaga, T., Kawakami, Y., Kubo, K. and Kanehisa, H. (2002) Muscle and tendon interaction during human movements. ... Muller, D. and Schleip, R. (2012) Suggestions for a fascia-oriented training approach in sports and movement ...

Using the Bowen Technique to Address Complex and Common Conditions

The Bowen technique resets and repairs the body, restoring balance to relieve pain and improve energy. This book shows how it can be particularly effective at alleviating conditions that are renowned for being difficult to treat, as well as at enhancing performance in dance and other sports. Covering lower back pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, hayfever, asthma, diabetes (type 2), migraines, stress and tension disorders, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, palliative care, performance enhancement, and in pre and post-natal care, clinical case studies reveal Bowen technique in action along with detailed explanations of how and why Bowen is so effective for each of these different situations. This is the perfect book for Bowen practitioners, and other complementary and alternative health practitioners and medical professionals wanting to know how and why the Bowen technique can help their patients, as well as patients interested in learning about what Bowen can do for them.

Practical Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

Altered motor control describes the manner by which the movement or posture has changed " ( 13 ) . ... abdominis ( TrA ) ( 6,17,18 ) , multifidus ( 19,20 ) , and internal oblique ( fiber insertion into thoracolumbar fascia ) ( 16,21 ) .

Practical Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

Written by noted experts in orthopaedic sports medicine, this book is a comprehensive, practical guide to diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries. It covers all the material required for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery's new Subspecialty Certificate in Sports Medicine examination. Emphasis is on detailed, step-by-step descriptions of surgical techniques for treating sports-related injuries, including the latest arthroscopic procedures. These techniques are illustrated with over 800 full-color original drawings and photographs. The authors describe their preferred methods for treating each injury. Bulleted key points appear at the beginning of each chapter.

A Practical Guide to Fascial Manipulation

Muscle and tendon interaction during human movement. Exerc. Sport Sci. Rev. 30 (3), 106–110. Gracovetsky, S., 2007. First Fascia Research Congress, Boston, MA. Grahame, R., 2000. The revised (Brighton 1998) criteria for the diagnosis of ...

A Practical Guide to Fascial Manipulation

Grounded in scientific and clinical evidence, this highly illustrated new guide gives an introduction to the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders using the Fascial Manipulation (FM) method developed by Luigi Stecco – the foremost scientifically valid method of evaluating and treating fascial dysfunction. It describes FM’s history, anatomy and physiology of fasciae, indications and contraindications, mechanisms of action, and details of the subjective and physical techniques used to manage disorders. A Practical Guide to Fascial Manipulation focuses on concepts around evaluating the fascia based on functional testing, movement and direction in specific spatial planes, and the location of specific areas to treat safely. With an emphasis throughout on accessible practical information, the book is also supported by a website – www.guidefascial.com – containing procedural video clips and an image bank.

Fascial Fitness

In this book, leading German fascia researcher and Rolfing practitioner Robert Schleip describes how recent research findings can be translated into a practical exercise program for everyday use.

Fascial Fitness

Anyone who wants an active, mobile and painless everyday life should be aware of the importance of their connective tissue! Understanding of connective tissue has greatly increased in recent years in physiotherapy, sports science and medicine. Muscular connective tissue - known as fascia - plays an important role in health, well-being and mobility, as it transmits the power of the muscles, communicates with the nervous system and serves as a sense organ. Fascia ensures the protection of the internal organs and forms the basis for a beautiful body shape. Connective tissue can work in the same way as your other muscles, responding to stress and nerve signals and, if it gets tangled or glued together, causing pain and problems with movement. Fascia should therefore be specifically exercised - but 10 minutes twice a week is all you need. In this book, leading German fascia researcher and Rolfing practitioner Robert Schleip describes how recent research findings can be translated into a practical exercise program for everyday use.