Myofascial Release with a Lacrosse Ball
MOVE OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY ISSUE 2012
Myofascial Release is a technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. A lacrosse ball is a great tool that people can use for self-myofascial release to help improve the quality of their soft-tissues.
The goal of the moves is to find the tender areas in the muscles then apply firm pressure with the lacrosse ball. Work each tender spot you find for 10-20 seconds each. The exercises (by design) can be somewhat painful. A fair amount of tenderness is needed to affect the tissues, but still use caution.
THE POSTERIOR HIP
THE POSTERIOR SHOULDER
THE PEC MINOR