Take a Good Look at Connective Tissue

At Starshine, we absolutely love connections of all kinds.  Check out this video on forming connections in an art installation. 

The connective tissue of our body has a similar structure to this artwork. Connective tissue, called fascia, has ten times more proprioceptors, the sensory organs that help us know where we are in space, than the number of proprioceptors found in muscle tissue.

Our bones float under tension in a web of fascia, and this is how we are able to stand upright.  This force called "Tensegrity" is related to the work of Buckminster Fuller.  Fascia is a matrix that carries data about tension from the motion of the body and external forces like gravity.

 Tensegrity Icosahedron,  Buckminster Fuller , 1949

Tensegrity Icosahedron, Buckminster Fuller, 1949

Fascia remodels itself based on forces from the environment, movement, and posture.  This matrix also reacts to emotions like fear, love, or curiosity.  Fascia can even act independent of and faster then the nervous system to keep us from falling when we misplace our foot when going down the stairs!

Our skilled massage therapists, chiropractors, and body workers can explain to you how the fascia of your unique body is adapting to physical or emotional pain, creating habits of movement, committing to structure, and causing more dysfunction and/or pain.  We'd be happy to work with you.