The Importance of Myofascial Release for Athletes

No matter what sport you play, all athletes know the constant aches and pains that come after a practice, game, match, lift, or workout. In order to sooth these sorenesses, prevent injuries, and be proactive towards chronic pain as you get older, you should do some sort of myofascial release every week, if not every day. This trigger point therapy will help bring you to your peak performance by easing post active soreness and increasing in action flexibility.

What is Fascia?

Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds each muscle. It regulates the immune system and plays a large role in the overall health of an individual. It is also very vulnerable to pain and limitation from inflammation, fibrosis, thickening, and consistent action. Injuries, overuse, and surgeries can also restrict and weaken fascia.

Why Myofascial Release?

Myofascial release relaxes and lengthens muscles and tissues. If done properly, it results in the regain of function and flexibility of muscles and fascia when lost. Fascial tissues help sustain good health, however when they are restricted or damaged, they can lead to a series of conditions and symptoms. When treated appropriately, myofascial release can diminish symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle and joint pain, migraines, back pain, poor hip and shoulder alignment.

How Can Rukket Help?

To avoid what you would have to pay for an appointment with a professional, which averages $70 an hour, the best way to have this therapy done is self treatment. Most commonly, a rubber ball of some sort can be used to trigger these areas of fascial blockage. Rukket offers Premium Massage Balls that work perfectly for this type of treatment. There is a selection quantity and intensity, ranging from packs of 2, 4, 5 and 6, from soft to medium to hard intensity. As a college athlete, I use the hardest intensity balls before and after every workout or practice, and the results have changed my game completely. To find the Rukket Premium Lacrosse Balls click here.