Category Archives: Understanding the Body

Finding Your Way Out of Pain Our Seventh Sense: Interoception

Finding Your Way Out of Pain Our Seventh Sense: Interoception

Interoception is the awareness of physical and emotional sensations in our bodies. In a healthy functioning nervous system, the nerve endings trigger all kinds of sensations in the body, from the feeling of tight muscles when we bend, to elation or depression. We feel these sensations throughout every day. Interoception also reflects the ability to… Continue Reading

Fascia—The Mysterious Connective Tissue Beneath Your Skin

Fascia—The Mysterious Connective Tissue Beneath Your Skin

Have you ever wondered what attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates the muscles and other internal organs in your body? Well, that’s the job of fascia! Fascia is made up of connective tissue containing closely packed bundles of collagen fibers. This connective tissue is a continuous system, like the nervous and circulatory systems. It is pervasive… Continue Reading

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