Fascia is a type of connective tissue that surrounds and supports muscles, bones, organs, and other structures in the body. It is a complex network of fibrous tissue that helps to maintain the shape and structure of the body, as well as providing support and protection to internal organs and tissues.
Fascia is made up of collagen and elastin fibers that are woven together to form a strong and flexible web-like structure. It is present throughout the body, forming layers that surround and interconnect muscles, bones, and other structures.
In addition to providing structural support, fascia also plays an important role in the movement and function of the body. It acts as a lubricant, allowing muscles and organs to move smoothly against each other, and helps to distribute force and tension throughout the body.
Fascia can become tight or restricted due to injury, inflammation, or prolonged periods of inactivity, which can lead to pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion. Various techniques, such as massage, stretching, and myofascial release, can be used to help release tension in the fascia and restore optimal function and movement in the body.