One of the most neglected areas of medicine is the impact of the fascial sheath. The fascial sheath encases the body and every organ in it—like a tight sweater. Fascia is the connective tissue around all muscles. And science is now finding that one of the ways acupuncture works is by changing the signals that go through the fascia.
What is Muscle Fascia? | Christiane Northrup, M.D.
To truly understand fascia recoil, you must first understand the fascia system. Fascia is the soft tissue that holds us together and it has more nerve activity than muscle! Fascia permeates the entire body and literally connects to every structure, from head to toe, hand-to-hand, inside to out. An example of structural fascia is the membrane you see on the inside of chicken skin.
The Superficial Back Line (SBL) connects and protects the entire posterior surface of the body like a carapace from the bottom of the foot to the top of the head in two pieces - toes to knees, and knees to brow. When the knees are extended, as in standing, the SBL functions as one continuous line of integrated fascia.