Kinetic Fascial Release
Helping you achieve your optimal health

What is Fascia?

As a result of injury, disease or the aging process, gravity can certainly work against you. However, one of the aims here at Kinetic Fascial Release is to augment realignment and get gravity working for you.
Fascia is connective tissue that creates a 3-dimensional intricate web extending without interruption from head to toe. The fascial system affects every system and function in your body- musculoskeletal, neurological, metabolic, visceral, etc. The white fibers you see when you pull a piece of meat apart are fascia.

What is Fascia made of ?
Fascia has three parts and is an organ of support:
1. Elastin fibers - This is the elastic and stretchable part of the complex.
2. Collagen fibers - These fibers are extremely tough and give support to the
3. Ground substance/matrix: A gelatinous like substance that transports metabolic
throughout the body

What does fascia do?
A person's wellbeing and vitality depend greatly upon the health of the fascial system. The fascial system supports, stabilizes, and cushions. Fascia creates separations between vessels, organs, bones, and muscles and it creates space through which delicate body structures such as nerves and blood vessels can pass.

What are Fascial Restrictions?
In a healthy state, the collagen fibers wrap around the elastic fibers in a relaxed, wavy configuration. Trauma, repetitive motion, inflammation, or poor posture can cause the fascia to become more rigid and shortened. These thickened areas are referred to as a fascial restrictions. Fascial restrictions have the capacity of creating up to 2,000 pounds of pressure per square inch in a restricted area. That crushing pressure can compromise any physiological system in the body resulting in pain and dysfunction.
Fascial restrictions can also pull the body out of its normal alignment, compressing joint surfaces and bulging spinal disks, resulting in pain, loss of motion, and weakness.

The fascia throughout the body is all interconnected like a complex spider web. A restriction in one area of the body creates tension throughout this web pulling on other distant structures. This explains why some people may have pain that appears unrelated to their original injury. Furthermore, myofascial restrictions do not show up on common tests such as x-rays, MRI or CAT scans.
What are adhesions?
Adhesions are bands of scar-like tissue that form between two surfaces inside the body and cause them to stick together.

As the body moves, tissues or organs inside are normally able to shift around each other. This is because these tissues have slippery surfaces. Inflammation (swelling), surgery, or injury can cause adhesions to form almost anywhere in the body, including:

  • In joints such as the shoulder

  • Inside the abdomen or pelvis

Once they form, adhesions can become larger or tighter over time. Symptoms or other problems may occur if the adhesions cause an organ or body part to twist, pull out of position, or be unable to move as well. The risk of forming adhesions is high after bowel or female organ surgeries. Surgery using a laparascope is less likely than open surgery to cause adhesions.

Kinetic Fascial Release is very useful in the treatment of fascial restrictions and adhesions throughout the body.



2011 Kinetic Fascial Release
Updated 22 July 2011