Trauma in the Fascia
Fascia is a connective tissue that runs throughout the entire body. It is like saran wrap that covers every muscle, organ, artery, vein, lymph node, etc. This liquid web of tissue conducts electrical signals within the body. It’s purpose is to connect all the tissues in the body, and serve as a communication system between them all.
Additionally, the acupuncture meridians run through the fascia system, and any trauma that affects the fascia could block meridian flow.
Trauma can create weakness within the fascia wherever it occurs in the body. The body will attempt to stabilize an area of injury by hardening the fascia! This can create knots or “trigger points” THROUGHOUT the body. The binding of the fascia blocks electrical signals of information from flowing in the body.
The knot is a signal that the trauma is so intense that the body gets overwhelmed and can shut down. The body will attempt to strengthen the area, and “wall off” the trauma so that it doesn’t spread. The trauma gets stuck in the fascia. This is part of our self-protecting mechanism. However it’s not always the best for the body because it shows that for some reason the body can’t let go.
Releasing fascia is one of the most effective and powerful tools in helping trauma. If you unwind the fascia throughout the body, you open up energy flow to the knots and process the trauma. When unwinding, the body can experience feelings it had during the trauma. This is part of healing the memory of trauma within the fascia and muscles. It is tough to go through, but so worth it-don’t be fearful to let go.
- Trauma Yoga-as recommended by my awesome IG family!
- Fascia release massage
Unwinding the fascia is a MUST in healing trauma!