Feeling achy all over or having some muscle tightness? The cause could be something you’ve never heard of: fascia. It’s the thin layer of connective tissue that surrounds your muscles, providing them support and structure. Your muscles may be strong, but the fascia keeps them safe and in place to complete your everyday movements.
Think of your body like an orange. If you liken the outer rind to your skin and the orange pulp to your muscles, then the clear membrane around the pulp is akin to your fascia.
Although this connective tissue certainly isn’t as glamorous as strong, toned muscles (nor as often talked about), the fascia’s role is just as essential as the muscle’s — and that means its health should not be ignored.