The things most people experience as a 'normal' part of life can cause fascial restrictions. These include things like falls, car accidents, surgical scars or adhesions, childbirth (our own and that of our children), infections and prolonged postures. Chronic stress, tension, and emotional trauma can also lead to physical tissue restrictions in the body. Even though we may appear to heal from individual incidents, underlying fascial tightness or restriction can accumulate over time. These restrictions build up and overlap in a unique, individual pattern depending on our life experiences. Symptoms may appear seemingly out of nowhere that have origins in past injuries.