Fascia is a connective tissue that wraps and envelops
our body, providing a pervasive web that interconnects
all tissues of the body. Simply put, it is fascia that is
responsible for the cohesiveness and unity of our body.
Fascia is located superficially and deep within the body.
Superficially, it is located directly beneath the skin.
Fascia is a fibrous connective tissue whose importance has long been
neglected. However, as our body of research has expanded, it is now
understood that fascia is critically important to the structure and function of
the musculoskeletal system. Indeed, it might not be long before the term
musculoskeletal system is replaced by the term myofascioskeletal system.
An understanding of the structure and function of superficial and deep fascia
throughout the body yields important implications for manual and movement