We have two categories of muscles in our body to keep us upright and functioning in gravity; tonic and phasic muscles. Tonic muscles stabilize the body. Phasic muscles are action muscles and use force when needed. Tonic muscles are slow twitch, meaning they can stay “on” for long periods of time. Tonic muscles are closer… Continue reading Tonic and Phasic Muscles
Pre-Movement has to do with our muscles. Before we take a step, there is a muscle that is preparing for the movement. The pre-movement muscles should be the muscles that are closer to bones, as they are stabilizers. Pre-movement is a task sorted out by the cerebellum in the brain in response to input from… Continue reading Pre-Movement
Fascia is the main focus of Rolfing Structural Integration. Fascia, also known as connective tissue, is a web-like complex that is beneath the skin layer and surrounds muscles, nerves, organs, and bones. Fascia is made primarily of collagen. We can have impingements in our fascia from scar tissue, body history, daily activities, and stress. When… Continue reading What is Fascia?
As humans, we have three areas of support to help keep us upright with gravity. Our eyes, ears, and feet. Eyes We can see through our eyes with peripheral vision and focal vision. The sensorimotor activity needed to keep us upright takes place in the sub-cortical part of the brain, which is our peripheral vision.… Continue reading The Triangle of Support
My Background I was a hairdresser for 9 years and I ended up with tendonitis from cutting hair in my right elbow, standing for long periods of time hurt my knees and my lower back had severe lordosis, my right shoulder was higher than the left shoulder from holding the blow dryer, and I ended… Continue reading My Experience with the Rolfing SI 10- Series