Today hosts Tiffany and Katja discuss fascia and the immune system. In this episode, learn what role the fascia plays in the immune system and which less obvious components of fascia contribute to this relationship. We also cover why fibroblasts are dynamic participants of immune processes, and how fluid flow versus stagnation play into immune function.
Listen in to learn how cells within our fascial system enable communication in our tissues, the pros and cons of mechanical fascial manipulation, and recent research into the possible existence of a fascial microbiome.
“I’m waking up, walking around this planet, all this stuff is just happening in my body and working well and it’s just crazy stuff that all this is happening and we can support it with lifestyle and our practice.” – Katja Bartsch
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“The fascia is not this inert substance, but it really is this living, intelligent matrix which is what really distinguishes it.” – Tiffany Cruikshank
- Introducing fascia and the immune system [1:30]
- The role of fibroblasts in immune processes [5:05]
- The importance of fluid flow [16:06]
- Mechanical manipulation of fascia [26:52]
- Studying the fascial microbiome [33:37]
- Yoga to help us understand the body [38:38]
- Watch this episode on YouTube
- Fascia & Immune System Resources Doc
- Lymphatics Yoga Teacher Training
- Myofascial Release Training
- Functional Anatomy Online Course with Yoga International
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“Fibroblasts are really dynamic participants in our immune response and that in itself is a very complex process.” – Katja Bartsch