Two examples from last week and why it is useful to know something about fascia aka connective tissue and how you can use it in daily life.
My dearest mother started to have arthritis complaints; her hand was very swollen, hot and painful on the knuckles. She could not use her hand anymore for anything. With 20 minutes of 'first aid' from me, just sitting on a chair, she said: "its feels a little more alive again in my hand and arm." After a little while more relief occurred and the pain got less. I gave her some tips on what she could do herself, exercises to help the circulation. She continued then into her day. After a few hours, her hand looked normal again.
This is just a snapshot of a larger process, but it is an example of how much 'a little' can do.
A friend had drilled into her finger a while ago. It was somewhat carelessly glue-stitched back then, and it got infected during the healing process. The scar tissue now formed a thick bump just above her phalanx. I touched it and started moving the tissue around a little.
“Do you ever touch it yourself?' - I asked her. 'And does it hurt now when I do this?"
“No, not like that. I press on it sometimes, but harder. And yes, that hurts.”
“Yes, pressing hard is not very useful for this. What I do now is make small movements to help the collagen, elastin and fluids to communicate, breathe so to say. See, I make movements in all directions, and stretch it a bit, from the outside you pull the deeper parts along."
She said: “It doesn't hurt like that. “
After 5 minutes of that I said: "Check it out now! I think this is one third of the bump it was before."
"Wow! Yes, and so much softer."
She said I will continue that. I just got a message, that the bump is almost gone now, with zero pain.
Tissue is quite melleable, if approached with the right knowledge and consiousness.
This, and more in the workshop “Regenerative Embodiment & Touch”.