What is Fascia?

To oversimplify the complex fascial system would be to describe it as a 3-dimensional web-like connective tissue that is continuous from the tops of our head to the bottom of our feet. This tissue supports and surrounds everything in our body all the way down to the cellular level. It communicates with every system within our body. Up until recently, this system has been overlooked or ignored by the medical community. Physical trauma causes the fascial system to brace for impact. Chronic trauma and chronic stress affects the fluidity of our fascial system. This constant pressure overtime limits the tissues ability to bounce back. The fascial layers that once moved freely become sticky and adhere to each other preventing flow of blood and lymph. The fascial tissue pins down nerves within it. This tensile pressure can feel as though we are stuck in a straight jacket, restricting our movement and causing pain.

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