Fascia 101

Did you know that our bodies are connected from our fore head to the tips of our toes by a tissue underlying the skin called “fascia?” 

Fascia is a form of connective tissue that wraps and engulfs each muscle cell, spindle, bundle, belly and group.  Fascia is known in the medical world as the “glue that holds us together.”   It has the elasticity similar to taffy, and is an integral part of our motion control, balance, and comfort.  Similar to muscle tissue, fascia has the tendency to “tighten” or become restricted when our bodies undergo an injury, stress, or habitual movement pattern.  Without the proper manual therapy and tissue realignment after an injury or stress, the fascial tissue has a tendency to remain hypertonic (too tight) and ultimately cause an imbalance or pain cycle.

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