#ThursdayTherapy: Self myofascial release

EP Sports Therapist Becky Nattress explains how we can all help ourselves keep on top of niggles…..
Trigger points have been defined as areas of muscle that are painful to palpation and are characterized by the presence of taut bands. Tissue can become thick, tough and knotted. Trigger points are said to compromise the structure of tissue leading to greater stress placed on surrounding structures which could possible put you at a increased risk of injury. However, as with most things this will differ between people.
Self myofascial release with a foam roller or hockey ball for smaller areas is an easy way to help release any superficial trigger points and release muscular tension.
Self myofascial quadriceps stretch

General Guidelines

  •  1-2 minutes per self myofascial release technique and on each each side
  • When a trigger point is found (you will know from the soreness) hold for 30-45 seconds. Hockey balls/golf balls are good to use for specific trigger points, apply the ball under the area and relax over to apply pressure.
  •  Try to keep abdominal muscles tight to stabilize your pelvis.
  • Remember to breathe
  • Aim to complete daily
    Self myofascial hamstring stretch

If you have any questions or are unsure of anything do get in touch with us….

Or to book an appointment for Sports Therapy or Sports Massage Treatments email Becky at energisedbecky@gmail.com, or Gail at energisedgail@gmail.com