Self myofascial release is a type of soft tissue therapy. Simply, the Fascia is a thin but strong tissue that wraps around every muscle in your body. Like muscle tissue, fascial tissue can become injured, inflamed and painful. Self Myofascial Release using a myotherapy ball or hard ball (e.g. soccer ball) is an effective, inexpensive, and convenient way to:
-Improve mobility and range of motion
-Reduce scar tissue and adhesions in fascia
-Decrease tone of overactive muscles
-Improve quality of movement
-Fill in gaps between hands-on sessions of massage.Below is a demonstration of four different areas we target with this technique. Roll slowly in each spot for 20-30 seconds.
|Molly Shevill is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist at Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation located in Woolloongabba, Brisbane. |
For further information about exercise, arthritis and you or to book in to see Dane for an individualised program contact Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation (07) 3310 4969.