The Fascia

The Fascia Explained

FasciaFascia is a specific type of connective tissue and is known as the body organiser.  It embraces all nerves, bones, arteries, veins and muscles.

Each Bowen move is targeted at the level of the superficial fascia and affects the relationship between the fascia and the nerve, muscle or tendon being mobilised.




The Fascia Classes

Superficial – lowermost layer of the skin in nearly all regions of the body.

Superficial fascia – this surrounds organs, glands and neurovascular bundles.  It serves as a storage medium of fat and water.  It is a passage-way for lymph, nerve and blood vessels and is a protective padding and insulating cushion.

Visceral fascia – suspends the organs within their cavities and wraps them in layers of connective tissue membranes.

Deep fascia – is a layer of dense fibrous connective tissue which surrounds individual muscles as well as dividing groups of muscles into fascial compartments.


Thomas W. Myers – author of ‘Anatomy Trains’

“Fascia is the biological fabric that holds us together.  You are 70 trillion cells all humming in relative harmony: fascia is a 3-D spider web of fibrous, gluey, and wet proteins that hold them all together in their proper placement.  How fascia work as a whole – our biomechanical regulatory system – is highly complex and understudied.  Understanding fascia is essential to the dance between stability and movement – crucial in high performance, central in recovery from injury and disability, and ever present in our daily life from our embryological beginnings to the last breath we take.”