What is Fascia:

Fascia is a continuous web of connective tissue (collagen and elastin) formed in bands that wraps around all muscles and other internal parts of the body from head to toe and connects everything all together.  During movement it acts to reduce friction and allows the muscles, nerves, and organs to move freely alongside, over or under other structures. It can be found immediately beneath the skin, around muscles, groups of muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels, organs, and cells. Fascia is everywhere, envelopes and supports structures.  Fascia is like a snug fitting fabric encasing our bodies and has sometimes been described as the organ of form.  Without the interconnecting web of fascia in our bodies we would not be able to stand, walk or move very well at all.