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Decoding Fascia; Fascia: At the Heart of Manual Therapy
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Serge Paoletti

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Decoding Fascia; Fascia: At the Heart of Manual Therapy


Numerous studies have demonstrated the importance of fasciae in the organization and management of the functioning of the body: their mechanical role is essential, as well as their interrelation with physiological and biochemical phenomena. The fascia connects all the structures of the body; it extends inside the cell to the nucleus thanks to microfilaments and microtubules and, through them, via the phenomena of mechano-conduction, it manages the organization of the cell. We come from a single cell, possessing a hereditary memory, which will give billions of cells. This means that each cell is capable of memory and that this memory is omnipresent, including at the peripheral level. The fascia is also a privileged support of memory and a vector of psychosomatics and somatopsychic.

Important events in our life are memorized, in particular by epigenetic phenomena that will register them and, in some cases, transmit them to subsequent generations. A uniqueness of epigenetics is its reversibility, which opens up very interesting therapeutic possibilities, in particular in the treatment of babies.

In certain circumstances, lesion-dating techniques allow us possibly to decode these memories. Since the body is approximately 70% water contained in the fasciae, we must consider that the effect of our manual techniques induces modifications in the distribution, even the composition of liquids. The fact that the acupuncture meridians are flowing through the fasciae, that the plexuses, which can be likened to the chakras, are also supported by the fasciae, this introduces new therapeutic perspectives and possibilities.

Intention is a very interesting medium in our techniques: it allows us to improve and strengthen them, it corresponds to the fourth dimension of manual therapy. This is confirmed by quantum medicine demonstrating that the intention would eventually make it possible to modify the state of matter, through biological and physiological effects, which can be found in biofeedback or the placebo / nocebo. Finally, the body is undoubtedly the seat of electromagnetic phenomena, which may present an interesting concept in the treatment of certain dysfunctions.

Fascial Decoding explores these new areas and offers for osteopaths and manual therapists a new work to reference, which is both theoretical and practical.


Serge PAOLETTI, renowned osteopath, is the author of the text book,  The Fasciae: Anatomy, Dysfunction and Treatment. International speaker, he teaches in many osteopathy schools in France and abroad.

$65.95 (USD)