~Re-opening May 31~
Fascia is a specific type of soft, connective tissue that exists naturally throughout our body. It is often described as being like a 'sweater' underneath our skin. It also surrounds muscles and organs at deeper levels. In an ideal state, fascia should move freely in all directions and without restriction.
Fascial restriction results when collagen becomes dry, less pliable, and tight in certain areas. Usually this results from an injury, postural imbalances, trauma (i.e. whiplash concussion), scarring or inflammation. Depending on where in the b restriction occurs, limitation in range of motion and pain can result.
Treatment can be subtle or deep depending on the severity, location, and depth of fascial restriction. Oil is usually not used until later in treatment.