Fascial Fitness is for anyone who wants an active, mobile and painless everyday life. It helps you understand what your connective tissue is all about, and the importance of it! In recent years understanding the connective tissue has greatly increased in the areas of physiotherapy, sports science and medicine. Muscular connective tissue is known as fascia, and it plays an important role in health, well-being and mobility, as it transmits the power of the muscles, communicates with the nervous system and serves as a sense organ. Fascia ensures the protection of the internal organs and forms the basis for a beautiful body shape.
Connective tissue can work in the same way as your other muscles, responding to stress and nerve signals and, if it gets tangled or glued together, causing pain and problems with movement. Fascia should therefore be specifically exercised – but 10 minutes twice a week is all you need. In Fascial Fitness, leading German fascia researcher and Rolfing practitioner, Robert Schleip describes how recent research findings can be translated into a practical exercise program for everyday use. If you are ready for better activity, mobility and painless everyday life, this book will help you.
About the Author
Dr. Robert Schleip is the Director of the Fascia Research Group at Ulm University, Germany. In addition, he serves as Research Director for the European Rolfing Association and maintains a part-time private practice as certified Rolfing practitioner as well as Feldenkrais teacher. He holds an M.A. degree in psychology from Heidelberg University, in addition to a Ph.D. in Human Biology from Ulm University. Together with colleagues, his input and inspiration was instrumental in getting the first international Fascia Research Congress in 2007 started, as well as the subsequent congresses. His own research work on active fascial contractility was honored with the Vladimir Janda Award for Musculoskeletal Medicine.