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Fascia

What are fasciae?

Fascia has been on everyone's lips for some time now. Fascia training, fascia rolls, fascia exercises, fascia yoga, even fascia nutrition are the promises of well-being. But what exactly are fasciae?

What are fasciae and what are they good for? Fasciae are also known as connective tissues. They are tissue fibres that run through the entire human body and surround all the Muscles (which is why we often speak of muscle skin). But all organs are also embedded or anchored in them. So they make sure that muscles and organs stay in place and everything is stable. They can be relatively rigid to give structure, or soft and stretchy for more Flexibility.

You can easily imagine the fascia tissue peeling an orange. The flesh of the orange is covered and held together by a white, firm skin - similar to the way human muscles are held together by fascia.

What do fasciae have to do with pain?

Ideally, fasciae are smooth and supple, like a sheet of cellophane. But if the film sticks together, it is difficult to take it apart again. It is similar with the fasciae. When the body is in motion, the fasciae remain elastic and flexible. But if the body is not moved enough or if it is moved on one side, they stick together or become matted, and this leads to pain, tension and restrictions in movement. Movement.

In addition, we now know that the fasciae not only hold the body together, but also contain 80 times as many pain receptors as the muscles - they are, so to speak, the nervous system of the muscles. In the past, it was believed that back pain or a pulling sensation in the legs was due to tense or overstrained muscles or that the Intervertebral discs or have pinched the sciatic nerve, today we know that the fasciae are often responsible for this.

What can be done about it?

Fortunately, there are things you can do to prevent discomfort. Because if fasciae can stick together like cling film, then they can also be released from each other again. This is where fascia exercises come in, for example with the fascia roller.

Of course, it is good if we prevent adhesion by moving in everyday life, including in the office. If you sit a lot or make a lot of one-sided movements ("mouse arm"), you encourage the fasciae to stick together.

To maintain the suppleness and elasticity of the fasciae, it is important to make dynamic, springy movements, such as when hopping, dancing or running. Jerky movements should be avoided. If the office is on an upper floor, it is a good idea to walk briskly up the stairs twice a week, making little footstep noise.

It is also advisable to take a Workplace take a closer look: How much flexibility does it allow me? Do I always look in the same direction? Do I always hold my arm at the same angle when I operate the mouse?

What does my office chair look like? Does it allow me to keep changing my position and moving around the workplace?

This is where the Swopper from Aeris comes in: In a way, it is the "personal trainer" at the workplace that does not allow you to remain rigidly at your desk. It does this so subtly that you don't even notice how you are constantly moving. And this dynamic sitting counteracts the adhesion of the fasciae.

In more detail, it works like this: when sitting on the Aeris Swopper, permanent slight movements (sideways and vertically) are demanded and encouraged by the 3D ergonomic movement joint. These soft, harmonious, swinging, springy 3D movements activate the fascial structures through constant loading and unloading. This stimulates the hydration of the tissue and nourishes the fasciae well. They remain supple, can adapt to the different movement requirements and glide easily over the muscle.

In addition, fascia training with the Aeris Swopper is practical and time-saving, and also really fun.