First we need to understand Fascia and what is Fascia.
Fascia is a connective tissue that is around each and every muscle, bone, nerve, artery, vein and organ. It’s like a 3D networking reaching throughout the body and holding everything in place. It is very strong and mobile and in a normal healthy state moves without restrictions.
When fascia becomes tightened to the skin, this increases nerve & pain sensitivity. Skin should slide and glide smoothly with the superficial layer of fascia. When Myofascial restriction & pain are present, this slide & glide is reduced and inhibited.
Myofascial pain in dogs can happen anywhere in the body, although one of the most common areas is the Thorax, and it requires direct bodywork to help relieve it or resolve it.