Lets look at an orange in relation to our fascia. The outer covering, or skin, is similar to our skin. Peel that layer and underneath you see the pith, a white covering that surrounds each segment. That pith is like our fascia. Just as it keeps each individual segment together and keeps the entire fruit whole all at once so does our fascia connect to each muscle group while keeping each part intact.
Continuing with the orange analogy, just say, we cause tension in one part of the pith by pinching it. That part will not only cause tension in the segment that it covers but it will also compromise other areas of the orange. So too with us. Injury, trauma, poor posture or impaired bio-mechanics may cause the fascial system to tighten, putting abnormal pressure on muscles, nerves, blood vessels, bones, organs and the brain. This can result in a variety of symptoms including pain, restriction of motion, and structural misalignment, impairing both daily functioning and athletic performance. Unless the fascia is released via Fascial Therapy, also known as Myofascial Therapy, the muscles, veins and lymph cannot regain normal or optimal functioning. This is by far, the most common reason why people are not able to obtain relief from most modalities.