What is Myo and Fascia?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 | No Comments

Myo means muscle in medical terminology, myofascial refers to the muscle and fascial complex. Like the layers of an onion, the muscle is surrounded and infused with fascia from the largest muscle group all the way down to the level of a cell, even the intra-cellular matrix is composed of fascia. A muscles strength and flexibility is determined by the fascia.

Fascia is the body’s inner fabric. It is the most important connective tissue we have because it’s function is to support us and provide us with the flexibility, strength and stability to move through space. It is an inter-connected web of tissue that runs from the top of our heads to our toes without interruption, surrounding, supporting, and connecting every organ, nerve, blood vessel, muscle and bone. It is made up of the same material as all other connective tissue, but with a different recipe that supplies more collagen thus making it very strong. It has a tensile strength of 2000 lbs per square inch. It is the strongest tissue in the body, much stronger than our bones.