Fascia is a specific type of tissue known as connective tissue.
As you might assume from the name, it serves to connect the various parts of our body together, serving to provide enhanced structure. It weaves itself around our bones, muscles, and organs, providing support.
Fascia has a purpose aside from helping hold our body together. In fact, it provides support and stability to other systems.
When our body has an impact through physical activity, fascia helps reduce the strain on the muscular system by absorbing part of the impact.
However, this means that just as muscles can become sore, fascia can become damaged as well.