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Use Self Myofascial Release to Relieve Muscle Pain

Myofascial Release is a hands-on technique where using pressure helps to eliminate pain and restore body motion. Fascia is a connective tissue and is basically a spider web that surrounds and attaches to every muscle, bone, nerve, vein, and artery. Fascia also provides stability, and when the fascial system is damaged due a fall or trauma, it can cause excessive pain and restriction of motion.

self myofascial release

Self Myofascial Release is a self-rehab technique which allows pressure to massage away the pain or restrictions. A foam roller and body weight are the key ingredients for this technique. Below are helpful videos to walk you through the process.

Benefits Of Self Myofascial Release

  1. Increase Muscle Range Of Motion
  2. Decrease Muscle Soreness
  3. Relieve Joint Stress
  4. Improve Flexibility
  5. Reduce Injuries

Self Myofascial involves 6 Simple Movements: Calves, Glutes, Hamstrings, IT Band, Quads, and Shins.

August 16th, 2008

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To me, the 3 key SELF therapies that promote recovery and rehabilitation of soft tissue are Myofascial release (ahieved with foam rolling), trigger point release (achieved with a variety of balls), and joint mobilization which can be achieved using a variety of techniques. Using a simple, inexpensive ShiatsuRoller (adjustable firm foam softballs on a shaft) can achieve all three of the therapies.

posted Dec 6th, 2009 5:16 pm


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One Response to “Use Self Myofascial Release to Relieve Muscle Pain”

Riaz Fredericks
May 24th, 2009
3:50 pm

I have been using self myofascial release to recover from lower back surgery, I suffered from chronic sciatic back pain for years and in the end I could not avoid surgery. Prior to surgery I made some huge gain with self myofascial release and was confident coming out of surgery that I could help the surrounding muscle release and speed up my recovery. I was right and can not say enough about this practice of self healing and self awareness. It is my belief that self myofascial release in the road to chronic pain relief and we will be seeing and hearing a lot more about it in the future.