Myofascial release is a technique where you “massage” and stretch the fascia. Fascia is a tough, connective tissue that surrounds your muscles, bones and joints, and gives protection to your body from head to toe. When there is a chronic tension in the body, the fascia hardens, thickens, and restricts the free muscle movement. Micro-tears and trigger points in the muscles will develop and that will eventually lead to more dysfunctions and future injuries. Myofascial release stretches the tight fascia, which will decrease the stress on the surrounding tissues, and the injury will go away. Self-myofascial release is crucial for any serious athlete who wants to be on a top of his or her performance and remain injury free. For self-myofascial release, use foam rollers, foam balls, soft balls or tennis balls.


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  • 7 Simple Ways to Create Musculoskeletal Balance
  • Book: Tennis Fitness for the Love of it
  • Calf Myofascial Release for Injury Prevention
  • Chest Myofascial Release for Flexible Chest
  • Hamstrings Myofascial Release
  • Hip Flexor Myofascial Release to Relieve Low Back Pain
  • Hip Pain Relief with Myofascial Release of TFL Muscle (tensor fasciae latae)
  • Interview with Oscar Wegner
  • IT Band Myofascial Release for Knee Pain Relief
  • Knee Pain Relief with Myofascial Release
  • Many Fitness Uses of a Tennis Ball
  • Miracle Ball Exercises
  • Myofascial Release Ball
  • Myofascial Release for Injury Prevention EBook
  • Myofascial Release Recovery Routine After Activity
  • Myofascial Release Routine to Prevent Overuse Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciits Prevention with Myofascial Release
  • Release Tight Shoulders and Neck Pain with Upper Back Myofascial Release
  • Sample Material of the Book “Tennis Fitness for the Love of it”
  • Sciatica or Piriformis Syndrome Treatment with Myofascial Release
  • Shin Splints Prevention with Myofascial Release
  • Stability and Mobility for Optimal Movement and Performance
  • Tennis Ball Exercises
  • Trigger Points and Chronic Pain
  • Upper Back Myofascial Release to Relieve Neck and Back Pain
  • Injury Prevention Tools at Power-systems.com

    Tools to use to prevent injuries and keep the body healthy. My personal favorites are the Myo-Release Ball, which I use daily. The results are similar to getting a deep tissue massage. My second favorite is the Theracane that allows me to reach all the otherwise unreachable areas of my body, and push and dig deep to release those pesky trigger points. The Travel Roller is sweet too... and the Rumble Roller is rough, for hardcore athletes.

    Myo-Release Ball for your tennis fitness

    Myo-Release Ball

    TheraCane for your tennis fitness

    TheraCane

    Rumble Roller for Myofascial Release, Extra Firm 31x6

    Rumble Roller Extra Firm (black)

    Massage Stick for your tennis fitness

    Massage Stick

    Travel Foam Roller for your tennis fitness

    Travel Roller

    Stretching Strap for your tennis fitness

    Stretching Strap

    Yoga Block for your tennis fitness

    Yoga Stretch Block

    Yoga Mat for your tennis fitness

    Stretching Mat

    Massage Ball for your tennis fitness

    Massage Ball