What is Fascia

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Fascia

Written by Cat Conroy

There are different types of fascia in the body. Fascia is defined as ‘a thin sheath of fibrous tissue that surrounds muscles and other organs’.

 

Superficial Fascia

This type of fascia lies just beneath the skin, it is responsible for giving the body its final shape, it also binds the skin to the deeper layers. It regulates the body’s temperature, stores fat energy and water, provides cushioning and streamlines nerve messages. This fascia is flexible and should give with the body for example during weight gain and/or pregnancy.

 

Deep Fascia

Lies deep within the body. It surrounds muscles, bones, nerves and blood vessels. It provides a connection and communication system. Fascia is strong yet elastic, yet not as elastic as the superficial fascia.

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The fascia system also responds to pain, whether that be changes in pressure, temperature, movement….it is able to react quickly by contracting, relaxing or by adding/reducing its composition! Amazing stuff!

 

This is what we try to affect in order to treat your symptoms. You can read more about treatments such as Neural Interface Technique and the Kinnective Instrument, both of which have been developed by the lead practitioners in the clinic in order to treat fascia.

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