Mobility


How to Use Massage Balls For Your Upper Body

August 24, 2016 Taz Zaidi

Using massage balls for self-myofascial release, also referred to as "trigger point therapy", can be used to relieve tension and pain in practically any muscle in the body. Let's go over the 7 most common upper body muscle groups, which consequently are the most commonly affected by stress, strain, and tension. For these areas, one of the recommended tools to use for SMR (self-myofascial release) is the OPEN UP Massage Ball.     7 Common Target Muscles In The Upper Body 1) Deltoids (Shoulder) The deltoid muscles are composed of 3 main fibers. These are the anterior, lateral, and posterior fibers. When the deltoid muscles are tight and...


How to Use Massage Balls For Your Lower Body

August 24, 2016 Taz Zaidi

As a follow-up to our previous article, "How to Use Massage Balls For Your Upper Body", this article will take a look at the 7 most common lower body muscle groups which hold tension.  For all of these muscle groups, one of the recommended tools to use for SMR (self-myofascial release) is the OPEN UP Massage Ball. By using the massage balls as a trigger point therapy tool, you can relieve tension and tightness in the muscle fascia of the targeted region.     7 Common Target Muscles In The Lower Body   1) IIiliotibial Band (IT Band) The iliotibial band, or...