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A Look at the Different Types of Fascia



Muscles are an important part of our bodies, but have you ever wondered what surrounds our muscles? The connective tissue that surrounds each muscle—as well as each organ, bone, blood vessel, and nerve—is called “fascia.”


The Importance of Fascia

Our bodies consist of an extensive network of fascia that provides support and delivers important messages from one part of our system to another. Considering the vast scope of this connective tissue, which reaches every part of the body like a biological web or scaffolding structure, we cannot overstate the fascia’s impact on both physical and mental wellbeing. This is why we have developed the Nadi Ball Method to loosen and reshape any tense or bound fascia that may be causing you pain. This process of myofascial release improves health outcomes throughout the entire body.


Clearly, there is a lot to learn from fascia and about fascia. However, the influx of information doesn’t need to be overwhelming, and we have developed a simple guide to get you started on your pathway to wellness. Take a look below to learn about the different types of fascia and discover more about this important connective tissue.


Different Types of Fascia


Compartmental fascia:


Compartmental fascia surrounds muscle fibers, muscles, and muscle groups. As Visible Body explains, muscles that are served by the same nerves are classified into muscle groups or compartments. Compartmental fascia surrounds these muscle groups, and damage to this fascia can cause both short-term and long-term injury to the body.


Superficial fascia:


As the name suggests, superficial fascia is the outermost layer of fascia that lies just below the skin. This type of fascia connects the skin to the muscles and bones beneath it, while also acting as a connection point to other types of fascia.


Visceral fascia:


The visceral fascia lies much deeper than the superficial fascia. It surrounds organs such as the heart and lungs, and it keeps these organs supported and suspended. Want to dive deeper into visceral fascia? You can read more at Balance Spa Boca.


Myofascial meridians or slings:


Beyond the individual types of fascia, it is also important to look at the connections of fascia, ligament, and muscle as part of a larger mechanism called “myofascial slings.” Myofascial slings provide essential support to the core. Understanding these slings can help us understand our overall movements.


Fascial sheaths:


Finally, fascial sheaths are the superficial fascia that covers joints, providing both support and stability. To find more information, check out this video from Thomas Myers to hear about how the body works as a system.


The Nadi Ball Method

Are you ready to take charge of your wellness through myofascial release? Now that you have learned about the different types of fascia, you can begin to target the tight, bound, or dysfunctional fascia that may be causing you stress and tension. Fortunately, our Nadi Ball Method is the perfect way to optimize this process.


The Nadi Method is a mix of guided stretching, strengthening, and massage that will empower you to supercharge your wellness. This holistic method is supported even further by the use of our uniquely designed Nadi Balls, which are much more comfortable and pliable than traditional foam rollers. The results are undeniable, and you can read more about the benefits here.

 

We hope this post answers any questions you may have about the different types of fascia. For more information, please feel free to reach out to us here. We would love to speak with you.


Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash

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