We often take our body and what it’s capable of for granted. We neglect to prioritise ourself and our own well being when this should be on the top of our list of priorities!
There are plenty of small and easy changes that you can make in your day-to-day routine to start showing your body the love and attention it deserves.
One of the easiest, most beneficial and satisfying techniques that can be used is self massage. We’re all very familiar with the foam roller by now – a tool commonly used for self massage and myofascial release. Check out our blog post about the foam roller and find out how to use it if you haven’t come across it before.
I’d like to introduce you to another awesome little piece of equipment that we use and that operates on similar principles: the B4 Play Ball. This is one of my favourite accessories to work with at the studio and our clients just love using it!
What is the B4 Play Ball?
The B4 Play Ball is a dense rubber ball with small bumps on the surface. It is designed to be the perfect tool for massaging as it’s not too hard or too soft. It also has a very useful silicone tube that runs through the middle and is wrapped around the ankle to secure the ball under the foot. This makes it easy to use anywhere as it won’t roll away!
Our feet are the foundation of our body and the layer of tissue underneath the feet, called the Plantar Fascia, is an area that’s sometimes forgotten about but is often the source of trouble that affects the entire body. It’s quite common for problems with the Planter Fascia to cause a domino effect of tightness or pain elsewhere, like your hips, back or even neck.
A simple flexibility test before and after using the B4 Play Ball shows an instant improvement! Have a look at the video below where I’ll show you how to use the B4 Play Ball and see the instant results for yourself!
How to use the B4 Play Ball
Rolling the B4 Play Ball under each foot and finding ‘tender spots’ to focus on for approximately 1 to 2 minutes will release the fascia which can result in improved posture, alignment, blood circulation, mobility and flexibility if used regularly.
Buy your own B4 Play Ball
We’ve made the process of purchasing your own B4 Play Ball super easy!
If you live in South Africa and you’re as excited about this piece of equipment as we are, you can purchase your own B4 Play Ball right here and have it delivered straight to your door by courier!
Enjoy the convenience of having this compact and easy to use massage ball whenever you need it. Try it on a cold day to warm up your feet or before a workout to prime your fascia – this will soon become you new favourite toy!