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.