What is Fascia?

Fascia is a seamless web of connective tissue that covers, connects, and holds together muscles, organs, and skeletal structures in our body.

Fascia is the thin connective tissue that covers our entire body, much like the transparent layer of skin that surrounds each and every segment of an orange, or the thin white skin you see when cutting a raw chicken breast. 

Fascia creates an uninterrupted web that supports your bones, organs, nerves and blood vessels, along with all your muscles. It is the only system that anatomically and physiologically touches all other systems in the body, which is why it is described as a net. Fascia communicates with your body at three times the speed of your nervous system, so training your fascia is a necessity for optimal athletic function.

Structurally, fascia is tightly interwoven and web-like but when these fascial networks are restricted, it can cause increased muscle tone, tightness, and pain. Fascial Stretch Therapy helps to stretch and lengthen the fascia improving mobility, range of motion, flexibility, and reducing pain.