Most of us know that strengthening core, back, and hip muscles help support posture and provide a foundation for avoiding injury, re-injury, and pain related to imbalanced muscles that surround our joints.
But our joints are complicated. And most adults don’t have an overabundance of joint flexibility. You’re considered flexible when you have available the full amount, or at least most, of the movement for which a given joint is constructed.
One way to accomplish this flexibility is to stretch and this is where self-myofascial release (SMR) techniques come in.
SMR techniques are things you can do for yourself that make changes in the coverings around muscles and other soft tissue.
SMR relieves muscle tightness, soreness, inflammation and increases range of motion. It can also aid in lymphatic drainage, support recalibration of the nervous system, raise tissue oxygen levels, and release endorphins.
The goal is to soften and lengthen the fascia and break down scar tissue or adhesions, leaving you feeling lighter, relaxed and more fluid, just like after a deep tissue massage.
Sounds great, doesn’t it? All you need for this DIY treat is a set of Yoga Tune-Up balls (or a pair of tennis/lacrosse balls) or even a foam roller.
You can find out more here: https://www.verywellhealth.com/self-myofascial-release-techniques-4154550
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