The main function of fascia in our bodies is to support and lubricate; it supports and unifies the different systems in our body, including the circulatory, nervous, and various organ systems.
Myo-fascial release techniques release fascial adhesions to restore proper alignment and function to the musculo-skeletal, neural, circulatory, and organ systems.
Imagine that your skin is a container for a gel like, fluid substance, within which is a highly intelligent and responsive network of communicating nerves and cells. Within this substance we will also find glands, blood vessels, and various types of collagen fibres. This substance is referred to as ground substance.
At the deepest layer of ground substance we find bone, and attached to bone we find ligaments and tendons with their associated muscles. Fascia functions to separate the muscles from each other and allow them to glide smoothly over each other as we perform movements. The term “myofascia”, literally meaning, muscle (myo) and connective tissue (fascia), is a term used to signify the relationship between connective tissue and the neuromuscular system.
Dysfunction arises from adaptations the myofascial system makes in response to trauma. Trauma may be small and develop over time, or it may be a large trauma taking place all at once. Whatever the type of trauma may be, the ground substance thickens and the body increases the production of collagen fibres. This process in turn creates increased tension and thickening of the skin texture.