Jessica LaFalce RYT and PT Assistant guides us through gentle myofascial release using body rolling balls.
Myofascial release is a therapy that can relax contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles. Fascia is a thin, tough, elastic type of connective tissue that wraps most structures within the human body, including muscle. Fascia supports and protects these structures. Osteopathic theory proposes that this soft tissue can become restricted due to psychogenic disease, overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and corresponding diminished blood flow.
Self massage through the use of dense yet flexible balls can help relieve a great deal of tension and restore the blood and energy flow in the body.