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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