Have you ever had surgery? Did you ever cut yourself while cooking in the kitchen? Were you a teenager when you had to sit through 3 hours of the Titanic movie because your girlfriend insisted? You have scars.
Scars are really awesome. I know, sometimes they don’t look good and they can bring back some negative memories, but if you think about them from the standpoint of an exquisite, self-healing body, then they are awesome.
Think about it. You get a wound during an accident. Now there is a literal hole in your body and your body knows how to fill it. You don’t have to do anything and after a few weeks the wound is healed. Your body just regenerated itself.
How cool is that?
In our last blog post we briefly discussed the use of stretching for reducing pain, increasing flexibility, relaxing the body, and improving the cardiovascular system. We touched upon finding stretches on YouTube and are they the best ones for you? Stretches can be done in different ways and have varying benefits. This blog post will focus on ‘myofascial’ type of stretching.
What is myofascial stretching? Myofascial simply means muscle and fascial stretching. Fascia is the connective tissue of the body that surrounds muscle tissue (and all other tissues and every cell of the body) and under a microscope can look like a spider webbing.
How could a fascia focused stretch be different than a muscle focused one? . That’s a great question.
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