Video Course: Fascial Anatomy: How Microscopic Images of Fascia Inform our Understanding

Gil Hedley

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Learn to identify the different types of fascia and their qualities by viewing images of fascia under the microscope. Join fascia expert Gil Hedley for this in-depth course on the anatomy of the fascial layers: skin, superficial fascia, perifascia, and deep fascia. Magnified dissection images and videos show each layer’s organizational structure and its role in connection and movement. This course was featured during the 2022 ABMP CE Summit: Fascia.

Note: This course contains still images and videos from human dissections.

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Course Outline
  • Skin
  • Superficial fascia
  • Perifascia
  • Deep fascia
Learning Objectives

Having viewed the online massage therapy CE course, participants will be able to:

  • Define superficial fascia
  • Define perifascia
  • Define deep fascia
  • Define dermal patterning
  • List the different types of fiber structures that fascia may have
  • Describe how fascia’s structure impacts its movement potential
Gil Hedley

Gil Hedley, PhD, has been teaching “integral anatomy” in the lab, lecture hall, and online at since 1995 to professionals from the entire range of healing and fitness modalities. He is the producer of the Integral Anatomy Series, the author of several books of poetry and prose, and has now created the “Anatomy from A to Z” project, a comprehensive 240-hour on-camera tour of human anatomy based on his integral, whole-body approach. All of his content is now available online. Gil is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he presides over the Board of Directors of the Institute for Anatomical Research, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit corporation focused on expanding the study of integral anatomy through cadaver studies. Learn more at

Topics and Techniques

This online massage therapy CE course is available to you on demand to access, learn, and earn CE whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you!


Visit the ABMP Education Center FAQ page for a full list of resources.

Q: Is this CE course approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) for CE credit?
A: Yes! All of the courses are approved under ABMP’s NCBTMB Approved Provider account (451086-09).

Q: How do I earn a CE certificate for this video-based course?
A: After you complete the webinar video, a quiz will appear on the page. Earn a CE certificate by scoring 70% or higher on the course quiz.

Q: Can I earn a CE certificate for this course more than once?
A: Learners can earn one CE certificate for each course.

Q: How do I access my CE certificates?
A: CE certificates are available on your “My CE Transcripts” page and on the course page. Visit your “My CE Transcript” page by clicking “My CE” on the navigation bar at the top of your screen.

Copyright Statement
All of the ABMP courses contain materials that are proprietary to ABMP. None of the course material may be used without the express written permission of ABMP. Materials may include, but are not limited to, video, audio, images, documents, and slides. Course materials are only for the use of students enrolled in this course and may not be shared publicly or shown to groups. Unauthorized retention, duplication, distribution, or modification of copyrighted materials is strictly prohibited by law. Check your state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy before practicing any new modalities or techniques.


"Very cool visual images and information! I feel like I really “get” fascia now! Thank you!"

"Loved every minute of it!"

"Gil was amazing and gave exciting information that kept my interest. Thanks so much!"

"I learned so many new things about our awesome body. Gil's imagery of the layers of fascia is beautiful. His enthusiasm for his work was encouraging to me too!"

"This was the coolest thing I ever seen! I really need to get back into a cadaver lab."