What is fascia?
Fascia is a tough connective tissue which spreads throughout the body in a three – dimensional web from head to foot without interruption. Trauma, posture or inflammation can create a binding down on fascia resulting in excessive pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, osseous structures and/ or organs.
Since many of the standard tests such as x-rays, myolograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc, do not show the fascia restrictions, it is thought that an extremely high percentage of people suffering with pain and / or lack of motion may be having fascia problems, but most go undiagnosed.
The viscoelastic quality of the fascia system causes it to resist a suddenly applied force. This explains why the “old form” of myofascial release, which was an attempt to farce a system that cannot be forced, produced pain and limited results.