Recent research shows that the interoceptive nerves deep in the fascia form the sensory pathway to the insular cortex of the brain. Fascia is now known as the largest sensory organ in the body. The slow interoceptors in free nerve endings send information to the brain about how we feel, both in terms of body feelings (hunger, thirst, fatigue, pain, soreness) as well as emotionally, i.e. how we feel about those sensations ( happy, anxious, sad, fearful).
For movement and manual therapists, these feelings can come up as we work with our patients and clients. How can we explain this, and how can we use this knowledge to help in the healing process? And most interestingly, how does releasing these buried feelings link with our sense of self, or the truth of our own core?
Dr. Carol Davis is an international lecturer and consultant and a respected author in physical therapy. In his webinar, Carol gives us and insight into the relationship between fascia and interoceptive awareness.