What is fascia?
This formative connective tissue forms a supporting network that envelops muscles, organs, nervs and bones. Fasciae are constantly changing and adapting to the stresses that the body is exposed to. They respond to special stresses such as injury, irritation or inflammation by deforming themselves to protect the weakened area and stabilize the body. They lose their elasticity, stick together and become stiff - a granulation tissue is created.
The flip side of this inherently positive deformability is the formation of asymmetries that can lead to unilateral stress and can permanently impair posture. Reduction in performance, restricted mobility and pain can be a result.