Research in the world of fascia continues and we are becoming increasingly aware of its importance in terms of movement. – “all the collagenous fibrous connective tissues that can be seen as elements of a body-wide tensional force transmission network” – Fascia Research Congress.
In training fascia (and I am convinced that we can), we want to optimize elasticity, adaptability & resilience. In other words, we want to make it strong, flexible, and better able to resist injury (most movement practice injuries are those of connective tissue) As we age these myofascial qualities alter significantly and elasticity is lost when the tissue structure changes. The categorisation of these things was just one missing link for me! Half my students are amazingly resilient, but inflexible, and the other half are so adaptable that they can hardly hold themselves together. And elasticity IMHO has been disappearing at a stunning rate since I started teaching 18 years ago. People are plain stuck!