Our connective tissue, referred to as fascia, is present throughout our body. In the past it was thought of merely as “filler” that simply encompassed more crucial parts such as bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles; however, modern-day science has identified our fascial system as a 6th sensory organ vital for controlling movement with its coordination and feedback mechanisms.
Our connective tissue normally contains a liquid lubricant between our fascial layers that facilitates movement allowing our connective tissues to slide across each other as we go about our daily activities. Unfortunately, when there is trauma or tension on the body’s tissues, this fluid thickens and generates adhesions between fascial layers. These can trap small nerves and capillaries resulting swelling, pain, and inflammation.
Fascia Manipulation is a system that diagnoses and relieves these adhesions in the connective tissue which, consequently, reduces pain and restores mobility. Not only does this technique provide relief to a specific area of our body, but it also alters the communication between that region and our brain as well – ultimately resulting in improved movement control.