What is Fascia?

ATM Slider - Body Charts 5 - cropThe American Heritage Medical Dictionary defines fascia as a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue enveloping, separating, or binding together muscles, organs, and other soft structures of the body. Fascial restriction (sometimes referred to as Myofascial Pain Syndrome) is as COMMON in those who are active as it is in those who are sedentary. Pain that is difficult to pinpoint typically has a muscle as well as a fascial component. In treating this syndrome, we use a technique called myofascial release to reduce pain and inflammation in the body. Those who have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Polymyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Chronic Pain Syndrome often find this treatment extremely beneficial.