YouTube has several videos on fascia, the connective system that Rolfers release and organize. But the 2007 Harvard conference on fascia was its “coming out party”.
An old friend of mine, Robert Schleip, Ph.D, was the driving force behind conducting a conference at Harvard on the latest in fascial research. In this interview, Robert explains that fascia is the proprioceptive organ (provides a sense of the body’s position). Science is realizing that fascia is everywhere, Robert says, influencing everything. Now the forgotten fascia is the thing to study.
Serge Gracovetsky, Ph.D. speaks about his back problem; seven orthopedic surgeons giving him seven different diagnosis prompted him to research why his back was bad. He discovered that, like the circulatory system, the skeletal-muscular system needs to have cycles of rest. This is done by the work being alternated between the muscles and the fascia (connective tissue). One system rests as the other works.
Thomas Findley, MD, Ph.D. Rolfer was another organizer of the Harvard conference. He provides background on why the conference was organized, and exactly what fascia is.