At first it sounds
You're just as curious as anyone who wants to perform better, because the more you comprehend, the better you can perform. But when we start hearing words like "fascia" and "meridian," we often begin to glaze over. All the terms and complexity begins to sound like gobbledygook.
But fascia is the component governing how you move. It's responsible for a whole slew of factors, and yet it's amazing how unfamiliar we are with it. Which is why Scott Botorff at Aspire breaks down the complexity and helps you understand how your fascia health may be the missing ingredient to your progress.
So, what is fascia, anyway?
A simplified explanation of fascia is all the tissues that connect muscle to bones, muscles to muscles, and other similar connectors. When you think of how complex the body is, you can imagine how much of these fascia connections exist. With fascia being so responsible for holding us together, it makes sense that proper maintenance is essential if we want to grow and expand.
Fascia is worked, healed, and strengthened through all sorts of processes. We're all familiar with basic stretching, but Scott's expertise takes stretching to a whole new level of dynamic movement. Additionally, Scott enhances his formidable bodywork acumen with a background in athletics and coaching, which means he gives you a richer understanding of how to exercise and train to optimize your fascia's growth.
You see, fascia is one of the most dominant structures holding the body together. It's health can optimize how well we move, feel, and even think. Yet if it is not properly tended, years of trauma can build up and limit us. It's often not the kind trauma we're able to even notice – in fact, most of us don't. Our body will always seek to heal itself from damage, but most often the healing to these traumas being to compound, and prevent the muscle and fascial from opening up to its fullest potentials.
OK. And what are meridians?
Meridians are lines of nerves that transit the body like a system of highways. Engaging one point on a meridian can trigger activity at a separate part of the body. Form there it's pretty easy to see the relationship of meridians and fascia: they are both ways the body integrates it's different parts to work as a whole.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HEALTHY FASCIA?
Scott's approach is incredibly useful to anyone in any phase of health or ability. His blend of expertise tools not only improve your body's abilities and output, but brings a clearer awareness of how to avoid deteriorating the great gift of your body. The benefits that could be listed are quite literally infinite, however we can categorize the main themes you might experience below: