Here is an interesting blog about fascia, aging, and bones. In particular it talks about eye sockets and the jaw. It tells us that as we age our bones shrink and change shape.
Now please bear with me as we look at something else....Wolf's Law.
Excerpt from the above linked website:
Wolff’s Law states that bone grows and remodels in response to the forces that are placed upon it. After injury to bone, placing specific stress in specific directions to the bone can help it remodel and become normal healthy bone again.
How Does Wolff's Law Apply to Physical Therapy....
Wolff’s Law applies to physical therapy in the treatment of osteoporosis and after a fracture. If you have osteoporosis, your bones may be brittle and weak. This can lead to pathologic fracture, most commonly in the spine or hip. Weight-bearing and strengthexercises are usually recommended as a non-medicinal treatment for osteoporosis."
Now what if we have no injury....other than the aging process itself.....can we stretch and exercise our facial muscles and put stress on the bones - to attempt to accomplish a preventative, or at least a slowing, of this shrinkage? I think so.
Why have an injury to inspire us to stimulate bone growth, regrowth, or even maintenance?
Try something, just as a personal experiment....tap your cheek bones and chin. Not really hard, but firmly....kind of like you were doing EFT. It makes mine tingle and feel alive. What is happening? My intent is not only at the skin and muscle level - but to and through the bones of my face. Tapping on and through the spiderwebbing of my fascia - perhaps it will help the wrinkling and aging of my face, perhaps it will even help my whole fascial network.
I feel like it does something positive. What do you think?
Have a wonderful day. :)
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