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Types of Fasica

It is useful to understand the different types of fascia in our animals bodies (and our own), all of which Bowen therapy techniques can impact in some way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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🔹Superficial fascia: found directly underneath the skin, is highly elastic and separates the skin from the muscles to allow for them to slide over each other. This fascia layer is involved in the regulation of body temperature, circulation, and lymphatic flow. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

🔹Deep fascia: hyper organised and dense layer that covers the muscles, it keeps a pocket around each muscle, serving to keep everything interconnected, yet separate.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

🔹Meningeal fascia: surrounds the nervous system and brain ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

🔹Visceral fascia: surrounds our organs and suspends them within the body cavities through the ligaments, which allows the organs to be kept in place but for them to still move with the body. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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While we can break down different types of fascia, the connective tissue system acts as one interconnected structure. As we manipulate one part of the web, we are changing all parts of the whole.




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