Here is your chance to see all the fascial structures that separate your muscles!
Download the Otocast app to check out some of the first fascia structures.
Dissections of human fascia were preserved through
the process of plastination by the Plastinarium in Guben, Germany.
The project was led by Prof. Carla Stecco, Dr. Robert
Schleip, and John Starkey. Anthony, inventor of The Fascianator was very
fortunate to be able to embark on this adventure as part of the dissection team
for the first ever fascia plastination project!
1. Download the Otofast app by visiting Google Play or Apple iTunes
2. Search for Berlin
3. Click on "Fascia in a NEW LIGHT" in English or German.
The Human Fascial Net Plastination Project is featured in the latest issue of Massage & Bodywork magazine on
pages 62-71 and 115-118. You can view the entire issue HERE for free in exchange for your name and email.
Continuing updates on the project and a photo gallery will be added here in the near future. So stay tuned!
Watch this amazing documentary on the Fascial Net Plastination Project and Anthony's
sojourn to work with the top fascia and anatomy experts in the whole world!
LOWER LEG ANATOMY
First, let's briefly look at lower leg anatomy. There's a lot going on down there.
Posteriorly, the lower leg is comprised of two muscles collectively called the calves.
The gastrocnemius is the two-headed calf muscle on the surface.
The soleus is the deeper muscle.
The gastrocnemius originates above the knee and the soleus originates below the knee.
Both muscles attach into the Achilles tendon, which attaches to the heel bone and then becomes
the plantar fascia at the bottom of the foot. The fibularis muscle group is below and lateral to the
knee. The tibialis anterior and tibialis posterior are arranged in front and in back of the tibia.
Deeper under or in between those muscles are our nutrition, waste, and electrical conduits:
arteries, veins, lymphatic vessels, and nerves.
FASCIA, TISSUE ISSUES, HEART FAILURE
The calves are known as the human body's second heart or peripheral heart because the
contraction and relaxation of the calves force the blood of the lower leg veins back up towards
the heart. If lower leg fascia (the connective tissue that lines and connects our muscles,
arteries, veins, nerves, and even bones) is tight, such soft tissue strangulation can cause blood
and fluid accumulation (edema) in the lower leg, commonly seen as a purple and/or shiny,
puffy leg. We believe that tight fascia of the lower leg is contributory or is likely the root of a
variety of lower extremity tissue issues such as blood clots in the legs, compartment syndrome,
varicose veins, leg and toe cramps, shin splints, tarsal tunnel syndrome, diabetic foot,
plantar fasciitis, hammer toes, and bone spurs. Tight lower leg fascia can even contribute to
heart failure as blood accumulated in the lower leg isn't being recirculated efficiently.
IS YOUR ROLLER HEART PROTECTIVE?
Now that you know you have two accessory hearts to protect your primary heart,
wouldn't that alone make you want to roll? Choose a roller that is heart protective.
Rolling with a foam roller (yes, even the "rigid" black foam roller at your gym) does not
effectively target the vessels underneath and in between the muscles of the calves.
How much pressure is needed to get the blood efficiently flowing?
Ever done CPR (which is basically cardiac massage)? The chest compressions required for
adult CPR are hard and deep (even after the rib cage is broken) to penetrate the chest muscles
and get to the heart. The pressure applied to the calves should also be hard to relieve deep
tension of the lower leg that might be affecting blood flow back up to the heart.
The Fascianator was designed to penetrate the layers of muscle to relax the deep fascia.
Relaxation of the tension around the nerve of the lower leg can alleviate neuropathy
(numbness and tingling in the leg and foot). If lower leg problems are present, wouldn't it be
nice to be able to feel the symptomatic aches and pains that are flags for serious danger
disappear after using the Fascianator? Don't wait until you are told that you have congestive
heart failure or need an amputation. Manage your fascia and you will manage to keep your
lower leg, foot, and toes!
Join me as I present the latest research from my trip to the first Joint Conference on Fascia, Cancer and Acupuncture!
Where: Down to Earth, 2525 King St. ,3rd Floor.
When: January 30, 2016
Dry Fascia Is Where Cancer Cells Embed Themselves - By Anthony Chrisco, Founding Member Of The Fascia Research Society
This is my latest blog since I have returned from Harvard Medical School where I attended the first ever, Joint Conference
on Fascia, Cancer and Acupuncture.
What did I learn?
I learned that cancer cells embed themselves in the stiff and dry parts of our fascia. It is in these pockets of stiffness that the
cancer cells grow and proliferate. The end result is the growth of cancerous tumors in the body. Specifically in areas like our
pelvis and thorax. I also learned how consistent rolling, yoga, massage and any other form of movement helps our lymphatic
system shuttle our cellular waste so can be filtered out and eliminated. I will be writing new lectures based on this information
to educate the masses of people who are simply not AWARE of the ramifications of having a toxic lymphatic system.
Here are a few facts about your lymphatic system.
was performed. In the studies, flow meters were implanted at the thoracic and mesenteric ducts of the lymphatic system.
This was how they measured how much lymphatic fluid was flowing during various activities including treadmill walking and
lymphatic massage treatments.
The Fascianation Method has been teaching people how to roll their intestinal space as well as all the other areas of the body
where there are lymphnodes like the inner thigh, underarm and neck.
As you can see, the relationship between rolling your fascia and keeping inflammation at bay is clear!
More to come!
by Anthony Chrisco