Most Important, Least Appreciated
Why your Fascia Might be Holding you Back
Fascia is a layer of dense connective tissue throughout the body which has been ignored by mainstream medicine for years.
The body basically a collection of organs with different rings of protection surrounding them.
For example, the lungs sit inside the thorax. They are covered by a layer of epithelial cells called viscera. They are protected by muscle, then bone, then more muscle, fascia, subcutaneous tissue (fat), dermis, then epidermis.
These different layers all interact with each other and allow the body to function the way it should. If one layer is not working it throws off the entire system.
This fact has always been obvious in the case of muscle and bone. When you break a bone the chest wall cannot expand and contract as it should which limits your breathing ability. There is no longer an anchor for intercostal muscles to pull against.
Bones don’t move on their own so when you strain or tear a muscle, the bones stay stationary and inhibit respiration.
The same idea applies to fascia.