Our bodies are held together with an extensive connective tissue network. It is what shapes, forms and protects our bodies, and holds our skeleton together, keeping organs, vessels and muscles in their place. Fascia is the toughest portion of this connective tissue network. Resembling an intricate spider web, it spreads throughout the body touching every single cell from head to toe without interruption.
Trauma, inflammation, infection, injury and posture can create a binding down of tissues or tension within the fascia; often resulting in excessive pressure on multiple structures throughout the body including nerves, vessels, bones, and organs. This fascial straightjacket of pressure can cause pain, numbness, tingling, stiffness and a general feeling of disorder in the body.
Although a restricted fascial system can cause a multitude of discomforts and disease, it is seldom diagnosed as the problem because it cannot be discerned by standard testing (such as x-rays, MRI, CT scan, EMG, etc).