Myofascial release is a term that’s in most people’s vocabulary now. There are many different tools that one can use to facilitate myofascial release including foam rollers, small massage balls and then one of my other favourites, the Foam Ball, which I’ll be telling you a bit more about in this post. But first, here’s a bit of background on Fascia and Myofascial Release.
What is Fascia
Fascia is a system of the body that looks similar to a spider’s web. It is the continuous connective tissue layer that exists from head to toe without interruption, covering every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel and internal organ. This is how each part of the body is connected to every other part – by the fascia.
Fascia, like muscle, has the ability to contract and relax and plays a major role in the mobility, stability, support and function of joints. Trauma, such as a fall, a car accident, whiplash, surgery, habitual poor posture or repetitive stress injuries has cumulative effects on the body and causes the fascia to lose its pliability. It then becomes tight, leading to a source of tension to the rest of the body.
What is Myofascial release?
Myofascial Release Therapy focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. It is a safe and effective technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This can be done with hands on treatment or with the use of tools such as foam rollers and massage balls.
But have you ever used a foam roller and thought that there are some parts of the body that you just cant seem to really target? Or that a tennis ball just cant seem to grip? Or is a hockey ball or whatever other tool you have lying around the house just not the ideal density or texture?
Introducing the Foam Ball…
This nifty Foam Ball is light weight with the same density as a hard foam roller. It’s much easier to target difficult-to-reach spots like the Pectorals and Rotator Cuff because of its shape and it adds a much more precise release because the surface area is smaller, allowing focus on one small targeted spot at a time.
This makes it the perfect tool for releasing knots and tight spots in the neck and shoulder area and it’s small enough to have at home without taking up too much space.
How to purchase your own Foam Ball
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The Foam Ball is a great tool to have at home. It’s compact, easy to use and effective in releasing tightness and tension. I believe that accessibility is key for anything to become a part of your daily routine so keep your Foam Ball where it’s visible at home and I bet it will become your go-to-tool when you’re feeling a bit of tension and tightness building up!