Fascia is the biological fabric that holds our body together. It is found throughout our body and is best visualized as a webbing that weaves its way around our muscles, nerves, ligaments, tendons, bones, arteries, veins, and organs to offer support and assist with transferring forces. This webbing can become bound up or stuck together forming thick tissue masses that limit range of motion, alter biomechanics, and cause pain.
At Catalyst, we like to describe fascia as a sponge. When a sponge is dry, it’s brittle and stiff. Through this technique, we can break down the adhesions in the tissue and restore fluid channels that allow for springy resiliancy. This fluid nature is essential to restore full muscle function and properly disperse the forces traveling through the systems of our body as we move in life.