Fascia is a three dimensional web of connective tissue that covers and connects every single organ, every muscle, every nerve, and tiny muscle fibre.
It fits like a giant body hugging ‘T’ shirt over your whole body from the top of your head to the tip of your toes, and criss-crosses back and forth, through and back over again.
Every bit of you is encased in is protected by fascia, connected by fascia and kept in shape by the fascia. The fascia net is a single connected network in which the spine, muscles and bones float.
Fascia in its healthy state is smooth, supple and elastic; the layers slide and glide, easily over each other. It is this that allows the body to move and stretch to its full length in any direction. Problems occur due to lack of activity, injury, poor posture and stress. These cause fascia restriction which pulls the fascia into different patterns resulting in pain, discomfort and body misalignment.
The fascia responds best through either direct manual therapy or fascial movement. Move it or lose it – is the truth!