What is Fascial Flow Method?
Fascial Flow Method™ is a body-based approach to unwind old trauma + tension patterns and become more resilient to physical, mental, and emotional stressors...so you can do more without slowing down, amplify creative productivity, and more fully express your unique magic in the world.
Fascial Flow Method™ can be done at home in just 8 minutes a day (and delivers powerful results even when done just a few times per week). This full body method of self-care is highly customizable...for everyone from those with an intense history of trauma to high performers looking to level up. Results can be enriched by working with an FFM Facilitator (hands-off) and/or FFM Bodyworker (hands-on).
Fascial Flow Method™ combines the revolutionary science of fascia, biotensegrity, and the neuroscience of chronic stress + resilience through a clinical lens to provide simple, efficient, and highly effective strategies to support the body's innate ability to heal (without spending hours a day on self-care and countless appointments with providers).
All Fascial Flow Method™ techniques and sequences grew out of Dr. Satya Sardonicus' deeply personal experience with trauma (as a patient) combined with over a decade of clinical work and academic study in: chiropractic, neurosensory integration, Luigi jazz dance, craniosacral, structural integration, hatha yoga and meditation, reiki, and neuroimmunology.
How Fascial Flow Method Works
The Fascial Flow Method™ Core Sequence is an 8 minute series of simple exercises that activate a quick + powerful downshift out of fight-or-flight mode in the brain. When done on a regular basis, these exercises improve the brain's ability to handle stress of all kinds (so you don't get triggered into fight-or-flight mode so easily in the first place).
Each exercise takes less than a minute, and can be used alone or in custom sequences to quickly downshift from chaos to calm when you're feeling overwhelmed, to prime the nervous system in preparation for intensely cognitive or emotionally demanding situations, or to unwind at the end of a long day.
The basis for Fascial Flow Method™ is rooted in the neuroscience of movement. The brain requires three things to survive and thrive:
glucose (you need to eat)
oxygen (you need to breathe)
proprioception (you need to move)
Proprioceptive signals are the special nerve signals that activate the brain when you move. These receptors are embedded in all joints and throughout the body-wide fascial network. Recent science has proposed that movement is so crucial for healthy brain activation that exercise may be more important for brain function than for heart health or musculoskeletal health (not that those aren't important, too!). This is why we've seen studies showing exercise fighting depression, and why kids at schools with gym class perform higher on standardized tests than at schools where physical education has been removed from the program.
But for exercise to activate the brain properly, all joints and fascia must be able to move smoothly and fluidly. Any stuck or abnormally moving places will starve the brain of normal proprioceptive signals that would be coming from that area...and they even send extra alarm signals which escalate the brain's stress response. So even if you (miraculously) had no other stress in your life, these sticky places would mechanically activate the stress response 24 hours a day.
Most exercise and body-based therapies are focused on structural outcomes. Most stress-management techniques are focused on either reducing stress or dealing with the fallout once your cup "overflows". Instead, Fascial Flow Method™ works to empty the cup quickly AND build you a bigger cup.
The Fascial Flow Method™ is all about neuro-fascial integration: when the body can move fluidly through all parts, healthy signals downregulate the stress response (no matter its original source). The goal is to restore and amplify structural, neurological, and energetic resilience - where resilience is defined not by resistance to change
The Fascial Flow Method™ Core Sequence works by encouraging fluid movement throughout all joints and fascial structures, which then supercharges the brain with neurological signals that downshift the brain from chaos to calm. The FFM Core Sequence also allows individuals to self-assess for bracing tension or other restrictions to fluid movement. From here, results may be amplified with Fascial Flow Method™ Energetic + Fascial Release techniques.
Fascial Flow Method™ Energetic + Fascial Release Sequences revolutionize how we unwind the layers of old trauma + tension patterns in our own bodies by addressing layered patterns of bracing in a resonance-based model. These sequences include a combination of energetic and physical techniques, all of which work in resonance with the body (instead of trying to force change). This means they work faster, feel more comfortable, and last longer than most other energetic and fascial release techniques out there.
Results are felt immediately in each session, and can take as little as 30 seconds to create powerful shifts in both body and brain. Ultimately, by training your body to move fluidly and regularly feed the brain healthy movement signals, Fascial Flow Method™ reduces the risk of injuries, strengthens pathways for critical thinking and compassion, supercharges the bodies innate healing ability, and gears the emotional baseline toward less reactivity and a "happy-for-no-reason" baseline.
our philosophy: it's all about
We're on a mission to facilitate sustainable change, whether you're trying to release stored tension in the body, change a habit, or convince someone else of your point of view.
Right down to the cellular level, we can be in either growth + healing mode or bracing + defense mode...not both simultaneously!
And all change is challenging, even in the right direction.
Fascial Flow Method™ works a bit like partner dancing: rather than try to force change from the outside-in, FFM works in resonance with the system in a way that facilitates softening and ease. Like pushing a child on a swing, powerful shifts can be accomplished with relatively little force - as long as you're consistent with the existing frequency of the swing!
Want to learn more? Watch this quick message from Dr. Satya for a peek into the connections between chronic stress, fascia, and resilience.
about the CREATOR
Innovative Neurology Specialist and Champion of Human Potential
Dr. Satya Sardonicus is a teacher, clinician, coach, and professional speaker, and the founder of The Chrysalis Studio in Portland, Oregon where she specializes in sensory processing, chronic stress, and trauma. Dr. Sardonicus also serves as an adjunct professor and clinical supervisor for Palmer College of Chiropractic and University of Western States, and as a guest lecturer for courses in Pediatrics and Clinical Neurology at University of Western States.
Dr. Sardonicus brings a unique perspective of the healing process; her deeply personal experience with trauma and chronic illness inspired her to innovate treatment strategies and programs that promote sustainable healing and less reliance on outside providers. Her multidisciplinary framework for facilitating therapeutic change has been referred to as a “unified field theory” to provide sustainable, transformative, trauma-informed care across all techniques.
A second-generation chiropractor in a family full of holistic providers, Dr. Sardonicus is actively informed by a passion for neuroscience, biotensegrity + fascia, and a vitalistic philosophy. She is the creator of Fascial Flow Method, a groundbreaking body-based approach to unwind old trauma and tension patterns and become more resilient to physical, mental, and emotional stressors.
Above all, Dr. Sardonicus is an innovative thinker, healer, and champion of human potential.
Who is Fascial Flow Method for?
The Fascial Flow Method™ is for anyone who wants to recall and amplify that feeling of "unstoppable" that we all had as children. For people who want to stay active, stay healthy from the inside out, and level up their fullest expression of human potential. Fascial Flow Method™ is a must for individuals struggling with the symptoms of chronic stress, including fatigue, sleep difficulties, anxiety + depression, brain fog, focus and memory difficulties, social difficulty, sensory hypersensitivity, and frequent illness and/or allergies. Fascial Flow Method™ is also essential for individuals struggling with persistent effects of past trauma (physical, mental, or emotional) - particularly when feeling the body brace and sustain tension patterns. Most importantly, Fascial Flow Method™ is for high performers who want to do more without slowing down, for those who have experienced benefits from bodywork but want the freedom of tools you can use on your own without needing to rely so heavily on providers, and for those who would prefer the independence of a self-treatment practice (especially if it's been challenging to find the "right" providers for you).
Fascial Flow Method™ is gentle, easy, and effective. It's ideal for all levels, ages, and fitness levels, and is an ideal starting point for any exercise or wellness program. Because of its powerful and immediate impact on the brain, many people find that they want to reach for more self-care and make healthier decisions from a place of ease (as opposed to the constant, "I should do xyz"). And it's fun!