Special thanks to personal trainer Tyler Kragerud for sharing his expertise about fascia at our lecture series on March 11. We learned both nitty gritty details about anatomy and holistic everyday tips for keeping our fascia, and by result, whole body healthier.
“The fascia forms the largest system in the body as it is the system that touches all other systems” – James Oschman, PhD.
Factors that affect you fascia health: hydration, movement, posture, emotions, nutrition, injury, external conditions.
Some key takeaway tips:
*We are like grapefruit. All of our muscles and muscle groups are sheathed in fascia.
*Fascia changes between gel (when warm and hydrated) and solid (when cold) states. This explains why it is important to warm up our bodies before vigorous exercise and why we feel better after moving.
*When we think about classic anatomy text books, they often show joints and systems as having very distinct parts. In actuality, all these parts are then wrapped in fascial tissue, so they are really much more like one element.
*Do we have 600 muscles? Or do we have one muscle and 600 fascial compartments?
*“Myofascial” refers to where fascia is attached to muscles.
*There is a strong connection between fascia and acupuncture. 82% of fascial perforation points match up to the 361 acupuncture points. Stretching, broadening and loosening the fascia improves blood flow and reduces pain.