Fascia is the biological fabric that holds us together. It is actually the largest system of the body. Electrons constantly flow within this system. A human has about 100 trillion cells all humming in relative harmony. Fascia is the 3-D spider web of fibrous, gluey, wet proteins that hold them all together in their proper place. There is a line of fascia going from head to toe with no interruptions. Trauma, posture or inflammation can create a bind in the fascia resulting in excessive pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, osseous structures (bone) and/or organs.
An injury affects the whole structure of the body, not just the immediate area of the injury. This is not addressed with standard tests such as x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc. An extremely high percentage of people suffering with pain and/or lack of motion may be having fascial problems, but most go undiagnosed.
I feel that working with the fascia is the best way to deal with pain. When the fascia is bound up it affects the energy flow of the body. This is why pain and chronic diseases do not improve. Where there is flow there is health. Restricting flow restricts health.