By Adriana Albritton
Do you sometimes feel like your muscles are very tight or even sore? If so, you should try Self-Myofascial Release!
Self-Myofascial Release or Foam Rolling is basically a self-massage. It is done to release muscle tightness or trigger points. These trigger points are “knots” formed in the muscle and can be identified since they cause pain when pressure is applied to the area.
The idea is to apply pressure to specific points on your body to facilitate muscle recovery, resume normal blood flow, and correct musculoskeletal function. In that manner, your muscles remain healthy, flexible, and able to perform properly, increasing performance.
There are diverse products that can be used in order to apply the technique. You can use a foam roller, power stick, Acuball, lacrosse ball, Theracane, or even your own hands.
Adriana Albritton is the Founder of A Fit Wellness and the blog FitNAll.com She holds a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology, certifications in Personal Training & Fitness Nutrition, and has participated nationally with the National Physique Committee in Figure competitions. Adriana is a coauthor in The Better Business Book Volumes 2 & 3 and has a podcast in Spanish, Ponte en Forma y Saludable con Adriana, which is transmitted at Spanish Public Radio.
Adriana was involved in the mental health field over the years. She specialized in forensic populations, treating perpetrators of crime as well as victims. She witnessed the negative effects that an unbalanced mind has on the body and its surrounding environment. Later on, she recognized the awful repercussions that an unbalanced body has on the psyche.
Nowadays, she enjoys steering individuals towards healthier lifestyles, while helping them to lose body fat. A Fit Wellness assists clients with individualized meal plans and workout routines and coaches them in recognizing and utilizing their full potential. Throughout her work, Adriana integrates the purpose of achieving a healthy mind along with a fit body, while cultivating a healthy internal environment.