What is fascia?

 Fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissue, primarily collagen, beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates muscles and other internal organs. Like ligaments, aponeuroses, and tendons, fascia is made up of fibrous connective tissue containing closely packed bundles of collagen fibres oriented in a wavy pattern parallel to the direction of pull. When the direction of pull is inhibited, the joint capsules can become restricted, which can lead to the following problems:​​

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  • Decreased joint space which can lead to degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis

  • Increased muscle tone which can lead to trigger points, strains, tendonitis and tears

  • Increased nervous tissue tone which can lead to headaches, trigger points and muscle tightness

  • Increased scar tissue formation

  • Decreased blood flow and energy levels, and much more