The Role of Fascia on Muscle Stiffness and Pain

Fascia the endless web of connective tissue that binds everything

Did you wake up this morning with a stiff back? If so, the "Fuzz" could be the reason why. Fascia a.k.a. "The Fuzz" is  a tough connective tissue that spreads throughout the entire body in a three-dimensional web from head to foot without interruption. The fascia surrounds every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel and organ in the body, all the way down to the cellular level. Therefore, malfunction of the fascial system due to trauma, poor posture, repetitive activities, sitting for prolonged periods of time or inflammation can create a "binding" of the fascia. This binding of the fascia … [Read more...]

The Problem With Fascia

Your fascia surrounds every muscle in your body

The biggest problem with fascia is its response to prolonged immobilization. If you hold, your body in one position for long periods of time (computer users), your fascia will adapt to that length. And resist any attempt to return to its normal length and the longer its held in this position the harder it is to get that length back. Janda   … [Read more...]