Connective tissue, or fascia, envelops all of the muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, joint capsules, organs and nerves of the body. It supports and protects every individual part of the body, and is highly innervated with sensory receptors that play an important role in whole-body balance, stability and movement.
Healthy connective tissue is made-up of a delicate balance of fibers and fluid. Collagen fibers provide support and containment, while elastin fibers allow movement and flexibility. Your body depends on the health of its neurofascial system (connective tissue + nervous system) for high-speed communication and responsiveness between all of its parts with every move you make, and in all environments. It is connective tissue that responds first—even before your deep core muscles—when you go to step off a curb or reach to open a door. CorSano Pilates uses the MELT Method®, ZEN•GA* and Fascial Movement Variables* as part of an integrated, evidence-based approach to whole-body, core-based fitness training.