Category Archives : Myofascial Release

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Pain in the Butt and How to Get Rid of Piriformis Problems

Pain in the butt can be a real pain the butt. Literally. Or idiomatically. Tennis players, runners, ball players, or even when walking or standing a lot, you have probably experienced this discomfort that just stays with you and doesn’t want to go away whatever you do. Sometimes you can have a numb, tingling, or burning sensation going down the […]


Fascia Release: Can Myofascial Release Really Help You?

How many times have you heard or read that you have to do myofascial or fascia release to heal and correct your tissue for your muscles to function correctly? How many times have I “ordered” my students to do myofascial release? Yes, VERY often… Some of us comply more, some less… I think everybody has good intensions to do it, […]


Shoulder Problems Caused by Lifestyle

Our soft tissue responds to the demands we put on it. When you do something a lot, the body creates tissue patterns that assist doing what you do a lot. You are how you move. The ranges of motion where you keep moving, the tissue stays hydrated and gliding and moving well, while in the ranges of motion that you […]


Simple Ways to Release Tight Hamstrings

If you are an athlete, you most probably have tight hamstrings, except if you pay daily attention to them with stretching, self-myofascial release, massages, and regular strengthening of the backside muscles, including glutes, hamstrings, calves, and back. Unless you are a professional athlete, the chance is that you don’t have time nor the obsessive desire to do this work almost daily. Life […]


Prevent Hip and Knee Pain with TFL Self-Myofascial Release

Hip and knee pain is one of the most common issues for serious and recreational tennis players. When I tell people how often I play tennis, their first questions is “How about your knees? Isn’t playing on the concrete really bad for your knees and hips?” Well… yes and no. It is not one of the most friendly surfaces for […]


Quadriceps Myofascial Release and Knee Pain

During the past few weeks, so many people and tennis players around me have been complaining about some kind of knee problem. I listen, look at them to see how they stand and move, touch and squeeze here and there on their quadriceps, they squeak and jump up in pain and think what a magic that I found this painful spot just […]


Foot Massage to Release and Stretch Tight Hamstrings

Tight hamstrings and a foot massage? The correlation doesn’t seem to be obvious immediately, but they are surprisingly connected. Tight hamstrings muscles is a common problem among athletes and non-athletes. We sit too much. We live stressful lives, hunching over at the desk or in the traffic. We have a bad posture: rounded back, head forward, slouchy shoulders, tilted hips. The entire […]


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Tight Hip-Flexors, Self-Myofascial Release and Back Pain

Tight hip-flexors are a major problem for any athlete or fitness enthusiast. Shortened and tight hip-flexors inhibit the gluteus muscles (booty) to fire correctly and your movement on the tennis court is less powerful and efficient. When your glutes don’t work how they should, other muscle groups need to compensate and eventually become overloaded. After some time of this dysfunction, […]


Myofascial Release After Training for Faster Recovery

Myofascial release after training… That sounds so cool—if you haven’t heard about it before. But if you have and tried it you know it is more painful than cool. Unless you are really good at it, and then it is cool again. If you are serious about training or playing tennis, you are probably pushing your limits almost to the […]

Hamstring myofascial release

Make Your Psoas Happy: Sit Less and Perform Better

I’ve been getting many requests from my readers to show where the different muscles in the body are located, not just use the names. One of the most important muscles that causes quite a lot of troubles for both the athletes and non-athletes, is the hip-flexor (or the psoas part of it). Let’s look at it and also how you can […]