Facts About Fascia

In sessions, Margret’s hands warm the fascia, layers open and constrictions melt.

Here’s what you need to know about fascia:

  • Fascia (also called connective tissue) responds to the body temperature for change.
  • Icing or cooling tissue actually inhibits fascia’s response. Cold stops fascia movement after a strain.
  • Heat following a strain actually helps to keep the area moving.
  • Fascia has an “internet” quality of transmitting to all parts of the body instantly.
  • Pain is best considered an “indicator” of what happened, not a problem to solve, in the holistic viewpoint.
  • Due to the internet properties of fascia, your hand contact will help the horse in many places.
  • Fascia is self-intelligent; you don’t have to mentally direct it as you touch your horse.
  • Fascia change is progressive; when you help one area to change, other areas will also progress.
  • It takes what it takes. There are many hidden “glitches” in most living bodies, horses begin changing, then new “old” glitches surface. Keep going!
  • Fascia holds the meridians, nervous system, encases the spinal cord and all the muscles. When you help fascia balance, you help all these other parts to regain full use.
  • After session changes, time off helps the horse to “organize” himself again. There is usually no soreness after fascia change.
  • Red light or cold lazer work doesn’t create fascia change or balancing. It warms the tissue at a different temperature.
  • The horse is “hard-wired” to hide injury; the area that seems to be the problem is often not the true cause.
  • Undeveloped areas on horses result from tight and compressed fascia. Muscle can’t develop when the connective envelop is constricting.
  • Fascia must move to be healthy; horses who are confined have more athletic restrictions than horses who move actively.
  • Cellular memory is a property of fascia. Horses holding trauma memories must experience fascia change to fully recover.