Fascia Insights

By: SCHLEIP, Robert;

Fluid Dynamics of Fascia




Language: English

Vol: 49

Page: 4-8

The human body is by majority made of water, specifically interstitial water dissolved in our extracellular matrix. Easy flow of water through the lymph system is associated with healthy tissue and in vivo studies describe this water flow as moving through channels in the ground substance. Dr. Schleip discusses the molecule hyaluronan and the discovery of the ‘fasciacyte’. Tissue water distribution is reviewed in relation to manual pressure, movement, and induced shearing forces.