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Chapter 2: Fascia (Massage Therapy)
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Connects skin to superficial muscles; stores water and fat.
Converts the muscles; allows muscles to move independently; holds nerves and blood vessels.
Forms sacs that surround organs.
Soft but dense, fibrous connecting tissue forming a continuous, three-dimensional matrix that surrounds our organs, provides support and shock absorption, communicates vital info about tension, facilitates the absorption of nutrients and removal of toxins.
Resembles a thin gel that gives fascia a fluid character; holds cells together and allows for exchange of substances between cells.
A protein that easily binds and forms fibers; gives fascia its strength and resilience.
A protein that makes fascia flexible and stretchy
Receptors that detect tension and compression.
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