What is Connective Tissue?


We talk to our clients about Connective tissue on their first visit.  How can you let something release if you don’t know it exists. We also teach them postural energetics and encourage them to do it at home this enables them to be more aware of their connective tissue (making connective tissue release more effective) postural energetics can also can help it release and alleviate pain.  


For a long time, connective tissue was thought of as 'cling film' around your muscles. Often in medical schools the connective tissue was removed from cadavers to study “the important stuff” underneath. It doesn’t show up on an x-ray, ultrasound or an MRI scan


Our Connective Tissue is like a 3D spider web around our body. Connective tissue surrounds every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel, and organ of the body, right down to the cellular level. It stores our movement patterns, thoughts and emotions, it carries nutrition, water and light.  It also very importantly supports and protects your body, we sometimes hear of people getting run over by trucks and walking away, the connective tissue or fascia is pretty good at its job.


Your connective tissue is important to every move you make, when your connective tissue is tight or damaged you may experience many different symptoms, including headaches, muscle or joint pain, neck and back pain, a lack of flexibility to name a few.


There are many reasons your connective tissue may need attention, Trauma or injury, accident  or surgical procedure. Surgeons need to cut through the connective tissue in order to perform the operation.  This can create an area of restriction in the tissue which can cause tightness and pain.


Here is a video of Hugh Gilbert, the founder of KCR and CTR explaining more.


Before you get connective tissue release we advise that you get Kinetic Chain Release.  In your KCR appointment we get your body back into alignment/balance, teach you postural energetics in preparation for CTR.