Roll & Release: A How-To guide
Rosa Anderson - Jones
Rosa Anderson - Jones
Roll & Release offers you a deeper understanding of your body, demonstrating the powerful use of trigger point massage balls to facilitate self-massage and myofascial release.
Roll & Release, by Barre Base Anywhere, is a guide for learning more about self-massage using massage balls. Self-massage relieves aches and pains, enhances breathing, reduces stress and improves your posture and performance.
The class focuses on releasing and relieving fascia or connective tissues. The body is made up of multiple layers of this connective tissue, that weaves and winds its way around every part of your body, connecting (and separating) you from head to toe.
A fascia is a sheath, a sheet, or any other dissectible aggregations of connective tissue that forms beneath the skin to attach, enclose, and separate muscles and other internal organs.
Massage Balls improve the slide and glide between the fascial layers which translates into ease of movement, release of tension, and reduction of discomfort. The grippy texture of our massage therapy balls work by gently locking into all the tissue layers, from the surface of the skin, to the spongy superficial fascia underneath, and further within towards deep fascia. As the balls roll along the skin, they create massive shear that heats, calms, and lengthens not only the targeted tissues but the associated tissues as well.
When working with your body’s tissues, keep in mind “It doesn’t have to hurt to work."
Our tissues are soft and often under a tremendous amount of tension. Going ‘all out’ to achieve relaxation can leave you sore and bruised the following day, exactly the opposite of what you’re trying to achieve.
Research shows that the body’s tissues respond better to a soft tool that gently entices your muscles into relaxation. Harder tools tend to switch on the flight or fight response resulting in muscle bracing (contracting) to protect themselves against a threat.
The concept of our Roll & Release classes is to offer you a guide and some tips and tricks to get going on your self-massage journey. Every body is different, and feels and experiences things differently. So I encourage you to give the suggestions a go, but also explore different sensations and movements in your own body if that is what you need. Remember to avoid skeletal structures, and focus on musculature. Most often, your body knows what feels good, and what is right or wrong – if you are willing to listen.
So grab your massage balls, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and learn to release tension in your body with simple and cost-effective tools.
All you need is massage balls, and your breath.