What is fascia?

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Fascia Fitness – What’s the BUZZ?

We’ve all heard the new buzz word “Fascia Fitness” but what really is fascia and how does it affect our well being?

What is Fascia?

      Fascia is a very thin layer of fibrous tissue, just under the skin (it lies between the skin    and muscle) that wraps around the entire body, around each muscle and holds everything in place, including our organs  (the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord) muscles, tendons, ligaments, attachments of the joints and our posture. Fascia connects and separates things in the body. Fascia plays an important role in the support and function of our bodies, since it surrounds and attaches to all structures. Fascia helps create the shape of our bodies and changes form based on our movement, actions and patterns.  Healthy fascia is thin, smooth, hydrated and resilient, unhealthy fascia is thick and holds toxins and stress. Fascia is the largest and richest sensory organ in our bodies, which makes it essential for maintaining alignment, vitality and function.

Fascial restrictions can cause many kinds of symptoms producing pain, headaches or restriction of motion (i.e. Frozen shoulder), they affect our flexibility and stability, and are a prime factor in our ability to withstand stress and perform many daily activities.

Joint health, organ health, fluid movement and injury-free sports are all dependent upon a healthy integrated fascial system. Working the fascia relaxes tense muscles, toxins, inflammation, thickness, stiffness and density; transforming your body from the inside out. As you work your fascia, stored up toxins will be released, removing bulk and density from your muscles and clearing the way for nice, lean muscle mass. You can feel more connected to your body, because you are waking up NK connections to your stabilizing muscles (the core, inner thighs, triceps and obliques). Working the fascia combats the effects of aging too by decreasing stress, releasing tension, and smoothing out scar tissue/adhesions to move more freely. You can build long, lean and equally strong muscles, while decreasing stress and calming the nervous system.

With Fascia Fitness you can have:

  • Increased range of motion
  • Improved quality of breath
  • Improved immune function
  • Improved hydration levels
  • Less pain & tension
  • More permanent changes in connective tissue which provide lengthier pain relief and structural integrity

Work smarter, not harder with the following T-Tapp DVD’s that focus on fascia fitness:

Senior Fit – Senior Fit is NOT just for Seniors!  Teresa Tapp created this special Brain-Body Fitness Workout to help everyone maximize muscle activation, circulation and lymphatic health, regardless of age. Every exercise of mindful movement within Senior Fit is designed to improve strength, flexibility and heart health, as well as increase energy and decrease inflammation.  Its special sequence of mindful movements combined with leverage isometrics will help your body rebuild from the inside out, improve posture and build better balance. CLICK HERE

Healthy Hormones for Menopause Management – This DVD contains two workouts – one with instruction and one without.   Its special sequence of mindful movement using T-Tapp muscle activation techniques can help your body increase energy, decrease inflammation, improve metabolic and lymphatic function, as well as thyroid and adrenal health.  More information and pictures of this workout are featured in the book, The Menopause Thyroid Solution, written by Mary Shomon (pages 235 – 266).

If you're one of the forty million American women struggling through menopause or have post partum hormonal issues, you probably already know all about the symptoms of fatigue, weight gain and depression. T-Tapp's Method of mindful movement, as taught in this workout, can help you improve your metabolism and increase your energy to help offset the drop in reproductive hormones that can frequently trigger a thyroid slowdown.  Mary Shomon further explains how "thyropause" can often be the main cause for those troublesome symptoms. So whether you are a teenager, post pregnancy or in menopause, her book and this workout are fantastic tools to help you take the first step to rebuilding better balance, fitness and function the rest of your life. 

This DVD can be used to get started with T-Tapp or to teach you the tweaks in form you need to achieve more hormonal balanced.  Instructional workout is 41 minute and the full workout is 27 minutes. CLICK HERE

Brain-Body Fitness Turn Back Time (61 minute workout:  36 minutes standing/25 minutes floor) is a new advanced T-Tapp Variety Workout DVD.  This workout is a great full body workout, recommended for anyone who both owns and is familiar with a  T-Tapp Starter System and other T-Tapp floor routines.  This workout is designed as a full T-Tapp Workout to be done alternately with a T-Tapp workout in an every other day schedule or by itself (once a week) on an off day.  This workout features movements that will help to balance muscle imbalance while utilizing the floor and gravitational pull to keep your body in alignment as you stretch, lengthen and debulk your muscles from your waist to your knee. 

This recently filmed DVD features two workouts.  The Standing Workout is similar to the T-Tapp Total Workout but features new tweaks from Senior Fit Workout and T-Tapp More – Level 2 to help maximize muscle activation and not allow your body to take path of least resistance. The Floor Workout is similar to Critter Crunch 2, Brain-Body Fitness Floor and Brain-Body Fitness Core Floor but with additional tweaks as featured in Hit the Floor Tempo.  Each workout is effective alone but packs extra power when done back to back.  Discover the difference how full fiber activation of multiple muscles and leverage isometrics in a special sequence for lymphatic function and fascia fitness can make… inside and out!  CLICK HERE

Brain Body Fitness FloorBrain-Body Fitness Floor is a new T-Tapp Variety Workout DVD that features 3 new sequences with all the new muscle activation tips on the floor.  This workout is a great introductory floor workout and can be done by anyone who owns a T-Tapp Starter System.  These workouts are designed to fit into an every other day schedule.  Sequence 1 can be done after a full T-Tapp Workout or on it's own.  Sequence 2 and 3 can be done on off days to add additional benefits to those looking to utilize the T-Tapp Method's added health benefits in their day-to-day lifestyle.   CLICK HERE

  • Sequence 1 (30 minutes) – This workout features a comprehensive sequence of stretches and spot reduction movements that trim your rib to knee with the T-Tapp Method of muscle activation. 

  • Sequence 2 (20 minutes) – This warm up is great to do on off days! You can use it to get your body in alignment, eliminate excess inflammation, reduce water retention in your legs and boost your lymphatic cycle.  

  • Sequence 3 (20 minutes) – This sequence starts standing and ends on the floor and was developed to lengthen the muscles in the hips, butt and thighs to debulk the backside and loosen up tight hip flexors.  

Brain-Body Fitness Core Floor (50 minutes) is a new advanced T-Tapp Variety Workout DVD.  This workout is a great full body workout, recommended for anyone who both owns and is familiar with a  T-Tapp Starter System and other T-Tapp floor routines.  This workout is designed as a full T-Tapp Workout to be done alternately with a T-Tapp workout in an every other day schedule or by itself (once a week) on an off day.  This workout features movements that will help to balance muscle imbalance while utilizing the floor and gravitational pull to keep your body in alignment as you stretch, lengthen and debulk your muscles from your waist to your knee.  CLICK HERE

 

 

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