It has been suggested that a tissue called ‘fascia’ (a web of fibrous tissue that permeates the body) may play a part in malposition and dystocia. Some of the techniques that therapists and birthworkers use claim to ‘release’ the fascia (http://spinningbabies.com/learn-more/techniques/other-techniques/abdominal-release/)
But what do we actually know about the fascia and it properties from a scientific perspective?
There is an interesting collaboration between researchers and alternative therapists trying to find out more
But so far it appears that there is little convincing evidence that the fascia has the properties that many currently assign to it, or that it can be physically manipulated to release or relax