Fascia is a continuous, three-dimensional web of connective tissue which connects, supports and surrounds every system of the body, including muscles.

Fasciae were normally thought of as passive structures. But recent research suggest that fasciae might be able to contract independently and thus actively influence muscle dynamics.

The function of muscle fasciae is to reduce friction to minimize the reduction of muscular force. In doing so, fasciae:

  1. Provide a sliding and gliding environment for muscles.
  2. Suspend organs in their proper place.
  3. Transmit movement from muscles to bones.
  4. Provide a supportive and movable wrapping for nerves and blood vessels as they pass through and between muscles.