Thank you for your interest in Heather's Self-Myofascial Release for the Human Body eBook. Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) is a soft tissue therapy and stretching technique to improve flexibility and function of tight muscles, inhibit overactive/overused muscles, reduce inflammation, improve joint range of motion (ROM), and more!
You can perform self-myofascial release by using your own body weight on a foam roller to massage away restrictions to normal soft-tissue extensibility. Self-myofascial release should be done prior to, and after, your workout.
Benefits of Self-Myofascial Release:
- Correct muscle imbalances
- Improve joint range of motion
- Relieve muscle soreness
- Maximize recovery time
- Enhance extensibility of musculotendinous junction
- Increase neuromuscular efficiency
- Reduce injuries
- Maintain normal functional muscular length
- Relieve joint stress
- Improve overall performance
Whether you're an athlete, a casual exerciser, stay-at-home-parent, or an office junkie, Self-Myofascial Release (SMR), aka foam rolling, is a cost-effective treatment for muscle pain, inflexibility, injury prevention, physical imbalances and relieving stress – doctor’s visit not required ☺ Most people think only athletes are the ones requiring therapy for overactive/overused muscles. However, sitting at a desk all day causes various muscle groups to shorten and tighten while underutilized muscles grow weak. Effects of this physical discrepancy cause injury, especially if you perform movements with improper form. All of this results in muscle imbalances and incorrect functional movement.