What is connective tissue and why does it matter?

Let us take a wander through the majestic territory of the human body. There are so many beautiful ways to consider the living human body. Here, you’ll get a glimpse into the realms of connective tissue.

In the book, The Web that has no weaver, Kaptchuk states, ‘A part can only be understood in relation to the whole.’ This statement is used to describe how all the elements function with each other in the universe. We are all connected, and there’s no separation to the whole of nature and the universe’s underlying fabric. And as McTaggert further describes life and its depth, said ‘there is no “me” and “not me” duality to our bodies and our relation to the universe.’

Connective Tissue

From the moment of our conception, the male and female gamete cells collide and start to form cellular connections, and a jelly-like net is created. As the cells divide, they form a neuroectodermal plate; this plate folds into a tube, allowing for evaginations to erupt and shapes organs, bones, connective tissue, and skin. Rapidly over the gestation period, a human is formed ready to live and express themselves.

Connective tissue inhabits the spaces between organs and tissues and provides structural and metabolic support. Connective tissue comprises eight main types of tissue; there are approximately thirteen different cell types, three fibre (insoluble fibber proteins) types. As well as inter-fibrillar elements, ground substance and water-binding proteins. The list of main tissue types: Bone, cartilage, ligament, tendon, aponeurosis, fat, loose areola and blood. I will also include fascia as an inherent member of this complex.

During life, injury and trauma can catapult your nerve system into a state of injury shock, and at times this will cause you to fixate in fight, flight or fright mode. Now dynamic nerve system behaviour is inhibited, and its rhythmical nature is spoiled. Normally the body can shift between defence and relaxation, allowing recovery from injury, trauma and shock. However, sometimes the sympathetic system is unable to relinquish its controlling influence.

The Healthpraxis Faversham

A part of the care that is provided at The Healthpraxis Faversham is called NetworkSpinal. The NetworkSpinal systems consider how the energetic influence of connective tissue affects your life. And your access to the various depths of your body codes called one’s innate intelligence.

During your care, gentle touches called adjustments/spinal entrainment contact the spine, usually in the neck and pelvic area at access points called ‘Spinal Gateways’. These precise touches are made superficially to access receptors sites that help a self-healing/awakening wave. Unique to NetworkSpinal, to help you reorganise your connective tissue for the liberation of bound energy and information. As your spinal cord, held in place by connective tissue, becomes more flexible, it liberates bound mechanical energy and withheld information associated with traumatic or less resourceful states.

Without your survival mechanisms downsizing your energy and life, you can move beyond your outworn and practised defence patterns. As your spinal breath wave develops, freeing you from your primal survivor’s holding pattern. Your newfound energy and information helps your body and life. Providing you more energy and have greater spinal and nerve system coherence. Then survival patterns change so that you can effortlessly create healing and transformation. Alongside your body changes, often people find that their over-reactive and often obsessive need for certainty relaxes as more variety and novelty allows for organic and visceral opening to change.

With the Healthpraxis, you are more than a name or number. And you will receive care that comes from a place of love and concern.


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