What is the fascia ?


Fascia Research Society’s definition (2017)

The fascial system consists of a three-dimensional continuum of soft, collagen containing, loose and dense fibrous connective tissues that permeate the body. It incorporates elements such as adipose tissue, adventitiae and neurovascular sheaths, aponeuroses, deep and superficial fasciae, epineurium, joint capsules, ligaments, membranes, meninges, myofascial expansions, periostea, retinacula, septa, tendons, visceral fasciae, and all the intramuscular and intermuscular connective tissues including endo-/peri-/epimysium. The fascial system surrounds, interweaves between, and interpenetrates all organs, muscles, bones and nerve fibers, endowing the body with a functional structure, and providing an environment that enables all body systems to operate in an integrated manner (Stecco C et al. J Body Work Mov Ther 2017).


Intra-tissular endoscopy work by Dr Jean-Claude Guimberteau

  • Dr Jean-Claude Guimberteau is a french orthopedic surgeon. He is the first person to have filmed living human tissue through an endoscope. His videos show a continuous, mobile, adaptive, fractal bodywide multifibrillar network that extends from the surface of the skin to the smallest elements of our body. His videos are available here : https://www.endovivo.com/en/

Dissection work by Gil Hedley

  • Gil Hedley is a PhD doctorate of theological ethics and certified rolfer of the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado, who has developed an integral approach of the study of the human body. His dissection work layer by layer is freely available here : https://www.gilhedley.com/clips It shows, as Dr JC Guimberteau, a continuous, mobile and adaptive network in the whole body.