Injury, trauma, or everyday things we do – computers, phones, driving and stress – will cause our bodies to tighten and strain over time. Fascia adjusts to accommodate strain and misalignment.
Fascia is the vehicle of form and support for the body. It is the layer under the skin, it surrounds muscles and muscle fibers, it surrounds organs, it is elastic and changeable. It connects and communicates.
Our bodies function best when they are balanced front to back, side to side, inside to outside. When they are unbalanced, our bodies break down. These imbalances and compensations erode the relationship between body parts over time. Fascia that is shortened in one area will affect the structure and function in other parts of the body. We will experience decreased range of motion; our energy is down; we have chronic pain. Instead of supporting us and lifting us, gravity weighs us down. As the body shortens and tightens, our sense of well being diminishes