Many articles explain why it is crucial to train your fascia, your connective tissue for improving your mobility, peaking performance, reduce body inflammation and decrease pain.
But did you know you can boost your immune system while doing myofascial stretches and foam rolling?
But what is Fascia? Fascia is the inner webbing, the biological fabric, holding you together. The fascia is everywhere, wrapping every individual cell into a bag, grouping cells into another bag, forming muscles, joints and organs. It organizes our inner suit into layers from the bones reaching up to under our skin.
The lymphatic system plays an integral role in the immune functions of the body. It is your first line of defence against disease. However, it doesn’t have a central pump to move the fluid like the way the heart pumps the blood. Unlike the heart in the arterial system, the lymphatic system does not have an automatic pump, therefore maintaining fluid transport in the lymph vessels requires activity and movement from us. By enhancing lymphatic flow, you can directly improve your immune response to disease and other ailments.
Whoever takes care of their fascia system, reduces the lymphatic congestion, and therefore optimizes the immune system as it flushes out the toxins and reduces inflammation in the body.
This week, I invite you to boost your immune response.
MOVE, walk, do myofascial stretch, foam roll.