The 4 Self-Myofascial Release Products on the Market:
1) The Spring Massage Tool – A simple device that consists of a plastic tube with a rubber tip.
You push it against your back and squeeze it. Then you relax your muscles and let go of tension. The pressure releases trapped blood flow to the area, which helps relieve pain and soreness from muscle spasms or tight spots in the body.
2) The Therapeutic Ball – A small ball made out of soft material.
You put it under your feet and roll it around your foot while rolling your other leg over the top of it. This helps loosen up knots in tendons and ligaments in the legs, hips, lower back, shoulders and neck.
3) The Myofascial Tape – A thin piece of elastic tape wrapped tightly around a piece of fabric or paper.
It’s used to wrap the skin in between two pieces of cloth or paper. It creates a barrier between the skin and whatever you’re trying to apply pressure to.
4) The Fascia Massage Tool – A very effective tool that is designed specifically for treating muscles and tendons.
It uses heat applied directly through the use of a metal probe attached to a heating element inside the tool.
These tools help with pain and soreness in the lower back, glutes (buttocks), hamstrings (back of the thighs), and calves. It’s good for anyone who sits a lot, has a physically demanding job or does a lot of running or exercise. When these muscles are worked out or overused they start to get very tight and develop knots. Using one of these tools helps relieve pressure and break up the tension in these muscles.
It can help prevent injuries and keep you at the top of your game.
Using any of these self myofascial release tools is an easy way to improve your quality of life. If you’re experiencing pain or soreness due to physical activity, it’s a great way to get instant relief. They are easy to use and very affordable. You don’t need special training or even a doctor’s prescription to use them.
You can find them at your local drug store, sporting goods store or online.
Sources & references used in this article:
Myofascial roller wrap by J Crowell, A Bertram – US Patent 8,821,352, 2014 – Google Patents
Foam rolling—What is it actually for? by C Reichenberger, FRTF Latae – journal.trayn.com
Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization: A Systematic Review and Effect-Size Analysis by CB Seffrin, NM Cattano, MA Reed… – Journal of Athletic …, 2019 – meridian.allenpress.com