What is fascia?
Fascia means “band” or “bundle” in Latin. It is a connective tissue that invests and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fibre and muscle in place. This complex fascial system is thought to look like a spider web connecting the entire body. The tissue does more than provide an internal architecture; fascia has millions of sensory receptors that make it our largest sensory organ. When stressed, it tightens up, becomes matted and restricts body wide communication. Ideally, your fascia is healthy and therefore malleable enough to glide, twist, and bend, pain-free.
Although fascia looks like one sheet of tissue, it’s actually made up of multiple fibres with liquid gel in between called hyaluronan. It’s designed to adapt as you move. But there are certain things that cause fascia to thicken and the liquid to become sticky. When it dries up and crystalises, it can limit mobility and cause pain.
Because of our whole-body fascial system, pain or immobility in one area of your body may be because of an injury or restriction in another.
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