Fascia is a sensory organ. Fascia is very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as, all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord.
Now proven to have up to 6 times as many sensory nerves than its red muscular counterpart, fascia is now recognized as our richest sensory organ and called a '6th Sense' by many practitioners. Fascia contains four types of sensory nerve endings known as mechanoreceptors. These mechanoreceptors have been found in intramuscular, as well as extramuscular, and fascial tissues.
When considering the amount of sensory nerves fascia has and the fact our brains are said to have over 100 billion receptors receiving information from everywhere all of the time, science is finding this '6th Sense' is an integral part to cognitive function.
At Fascia Lines, it is understood that these mechanoreceptors respond to various kinds of touch and that treatment doesn’t have to ‘hurt to work' . In short, fascia responds to subtle movement and 'melts' without the stereotypical pain felt during traditional myofacial release sessions.
At Fascia Lines, the client takes an active role in the session utilizing the neural and emotional connection that affects the tissues ability to be restored to its happy supple state.