The term fascia comes from Latin and means "band or bundle". The fascia consists among other parts of collagen fibers, water and various adhesives. This combination ensures elasticity and lubricity. The organs and muscles thus can easily be moved. Fascia is interspersed with nerve fibers and have a direct connection to the autonomic nervous system. They can also be described as "outposts of the autonomic nervous system." The autonomic nervous system controls vital functions such as breathing, digestion, the heart, etc.
The state of mind has a mentionable influence on the tension of the fascia. This has the result that it may cause an injury faster at an elevated state of stress. Also, the mobility depends on the tonus state of the fascia. Surgerys, relieving postures and unfavorable stress harden the fascia. The stretchable elastin shares decrease and the tough collagen to. There is an increased pressure on the joints and intervertebral discs. Through a decreased lubricity of the tissue reduces the flexibility. Fascial roller can be used in therapy and training. Fascia produce stretch tension forces and pass them on. The more elastic the fascia, the more power transmission (energy-return effect) can take place. The fascia shape our body. They are the variable base matrix and adapt to different strains of the body. Connect the whole body together. A bonded fascial structure in lower leg often pulls on the upper leg to the back and possibly even further up to the shoulder.The structure of the fascia is treatable. In fascial therapy there is focus on loosening (lysis) of bonds. The Fascial roller Actiroll of TOGU can be adjusted by means of individual variable ventilation depending on the sensitivity of the patient, in comparison to a foam roller. The spine can be mobilized and blockades being solved.
In a fascial workout Fascial roller can be used as well as gymnastic and bouncy movements. The basic rules are:
- slow rolling against stiffening and pain
- Fast rolling to stimulate the fascial tissue
Please note different contraindications for fascial training and therapy and for a workout with the Fascial roller: Please do not roll in swelling and acute pain and varicose veins. Moreover, even at present contraindications such as rheumatic diseases, tumors, joint replacement, pregnancy, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia and taking anticoagulants.