Purpose: Helps to Relieve Knots in Your Muscles that are also known as Trigger Points, which Lead to Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Great tool to help release and achieve melting of minor aches and pains to muscular tissue.
- Made From: Rings, ECO-PVC; Center Pipe, ABS; Handle, Rubber.
- Dimensions: 16.5 Inches long; Diameter, 2 Inches
- Weight: 350 grams
- It’s like foam rolling; however, it allows for a more targeted and more precise relieve to aching muscles.
- It has been compared to a deep tissue massage but at a much cheaper price
- Please keep in mind that if you are new to using a massage stick you need to be willing to explore various positions by moving the massage stick slowly around your desired targeted areas, until you’ve found just the right spot. Make it a point not to apply too much pressure at first as you roll the stick back and forth.
- The massage stick is very beneficial in targeting muscles of the back, neck, hips, thighs, hamstrings, calves, chest, piriformis and gluts: targeting of these muscles is best done when you roll the massage stick in an even as you apply downward pressure, rolling it along the targeted muscle. It will take a bit of practice to figure out how best to maximize pressure effectively to muscles to help bring about a massage like feel
- The main objective in applying pressure is to achieve the release of lactic acid by applying just the right amount of pressure without causing a shock to your nervous system. It’s key to be able to relax and maintain the appropriate amount of focus as you gently apply pressure.
- Once you have found the right location and applied just the right amount of pressure remember you should feel a clear and strong muscular sensation, which will be welcomed by your muscles/tissue. Relax into the sensation and wait for the sensation to fade to about seventy percent of the original intensity you first experienced.
- Its key to focus on only a few knots at a time. It helps to start with the muscles that have the greatest amount of tension first, which usually tends to be bigger muscles such as hamstrings and quads; however, it is not always the case.
- Make sure to stretch after the release of each knot and drink a lot of water.
- Try to use heat in conjunction of the application of the massage stick to the desired muscle.
- If you can apply heat to the muscle before your treatment, such as a hot towel, it will go a long way into helping achieve the melting away of the muscular knot.
- Is best to allow the muscle to relax 24-48 hours after the release and to hydrate your body with electrolytes.
- Please keep in mind that your muscles might feel better after rolling the massage stick on the hurting muscles; however, this feeling might be can be only temporary, meaning that you will need to be disciplined about repeating the process.
- Please use the following sketched images as a guide to help you achieve the desired melting away of muscular knots.
- Enjoy and wishing you the very best