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My Favorite Daily Self-Release Techniques

daily stretching Mar 06, 2017

My Favorite Daily Self-Release Techniques

Everyone has their muscle problem spots that just seem to need a little more attention than others, particularly between massage or Myofascial Release sessions. 

Below are a few of my favorites that I use on a daily basis to keep myself released and my body happy.

IT band, quad, and hamstring releases

I like to use either a foam roller or a stick roller (like a rolling pin). FYI – the foam roller is going to provide a deeper, but more painful release than the stick roller.

To use the stick

Sit comfortably in a chair or standing and, with firm pressure, roll the stick up and down the length of the quads, hamstrings or IT bands from just above the knee to just below the hip bones.

To use the roller

Set the roller up perpendicular to you on a mat.  To release the quads, use an army crawl (on your elbows) to roll from just below the pelvis to just above the knees.  To release the IT bands, lie on your side on the roller...

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