The term fascia refers to the biological fabric that holds us together. Fascia is a network of connective tissue that binds all 70 trillion cells of our body. Your fascia provides a framework that helps support and protect individual muscle groups, organs, and the entire body as a unit. In short, fascia is the soft tissue scaffolding responsible for maintaining structural integrity. Fascia has an essential role in hemodynamic and biochemical processes, and provides the matrix that allows for intercellular communication.
Traditionally, fascia as a medical term applied only to certain dissectible bits of fabric within the body. More recently, the definition of fascia has expanded to include all collagenous-based soft tissues in the body.
You’ve likely heard it countless times before - each system of our body plays an important role that affects the other systems. This rings especially true with fascia! The vitality and strength of your fascia is key to good health and synergy throughout each system of your body. Fascia is a system, both embryonically and anatomically. Fascial fabric constitutes one single biomechanical regulatory system – we benefit from seeing it, training it, and treating it that way.