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What is Myofascial Release Therapy?

Myofascial Release Therapy is a set of techniques that aim to lengthen fascia, make it more flexible and improve its hydration. Myofascial release therapy is a safe and very effective technique that exerts pressure over a period of time to elongate the fibers that make up the fascia in your muscles. The Mobilization Magic™ self-myofascial release tool is the best way to get relief from the comfort of your own home.

 

Fascia is the tuff silver membrane that surrounds all our muscles and organs, it transmits all the forces that your body experiences and reduces friction between individual muscles during movement. Fascia can withstand 2 tons of pressure per square inch which is not far off the strength of steel. Each Muscle also has a fascial / cartilaginous skeleton running down the core of the muscle to which all the contractile muscle fibers attach to. Shortening and increased stiffness of the fascia causes restricted range of movement, increased pain and restricted blood flow within the muscle. This shortening also inhibits the contractile elements of the muscle functioning properly causing loss of muscle strength and reaction time. Shin splints is a classic example of fascia restricting blood flow, in runners shin splints can force them to stop running due to pain.

Causes of Myofascial Pain

Myofascia has ten times more pain and movement sensors in it compared to muscle tissue, so when it is dysfunctional it causes profound disability and pain. Muscle Trigger Points are a very localised form of myofascial dysfunction.

Pain occurs due to pain sensors in the fascia and muscles having stress placed upon them, this stress comes from the tightness and stiffness of the fascia and the accumulation of metabolic waste products due to restricted blood flow.

Self Myofascial Release

Self-help is a fast-growing segment of the health industry. People are looking for ways to fix their own problems rather than relying on health professionals to do it for them. The reasons for this are many but the main ones are that people want to take control of their lives and the issues that they face. Reducing the cost of rehabilitating yourself is also a strong motivator. If you’re looking for effective muscle recovery without having to visit a professional, the Mobilization Magic™ self-myofascial release tool is just what you need.

Myofascial Release Tools

There is a plethora of Myofascial Release Tools on the market that offer varying degrees of effective relief of myofascial pain.

Most of them have a large diameter (150mm) like Foam Rollers and Trigger balls which is not able to concentrate the pressure required to stretch tight tuff fascia.

The Mobilization Magic Tool has a diameter of 25 mm which is the same diameter as a Therapists elbow. Unlike a Therapist, you can lay on the tool for longer and longer periods of time up the 30 mins so you can stretch the myofascial tissues in a meaningful and long-term sustained way.

Sideways Stretching ™

One of the important benefits of the MMT (unlike foam rollers, for example) is that it can be used to stretch muscles sideways, instead of lengthways (the conventional way). Sideways stretching is very effective in releasing adhesions and the fascial sheath continuum which surrounds all muscles and ‘sticks’ them to each other. Sideways stretching is particularly effective for muscles such as the Quads, Calf, Groin and Hamstrings.

See our video above for a demonstration of how easy it is to use the tool to achieve this ‘sideways’ stretch with the MMT.

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Nick Neck Lateral stretch
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Nick-Hamstring-Stretch

See more on sideways stretching here

How Myofascial Release works

The Mobilization Magic tool effectively breaks down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. The introduction of sustained pressure to affected soft tissue causes the stimulation of local inflammatory response. The microtrauma that pressure causes starts a reabsorption process of fibrotic tissue or excessive scar tissue and promotes a chain of healing activities resulting in normalising the affected soft tissue. Adhesions within the soft tissue which may have developed as a result of surgery, immobilization, repeated strain or other mechanisms, are broken down allowing full functional restoration to occur

ADDITIONAL TREATMENTS FOR MYOFASCIAL RELEASE THERAPY
  • Muscle Stretching.
  • Dry Needling.
  • Posture training
  • Massage.
  • Heat.
  • Ultrasound.
  • Vibration
  • PNF Movement Patterns

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Acute Pain and Injuries

If you have a recent injury or an old injury that has increased in pain then it is best to ice the area to reduce the inflammation. Do not  put the tool directly on the most painful spot straight away as that will increase your pain. Use the tool on a spot nearby that does not stir up your pain, this will still put a stretch on the sore spot and loosen up the tight tissues that caused the sore spot. A sore spot is caused by muscles that are tight and stuck together and the sore spot is the weakest part of that muscle. Putting the tool on the whole muscle addresses this underlying problem rather than just concentrating on the most painful area. This Tool stretches very strong stubborn fascia, but it is not a 5 minute job. To get lasting results you need to build up to 30 mins in one spot, multiple times per week, that way you feel the tool slowly melting through one tuff layer after another. Only move the tool to another spot when you feel it has done its job?

Fascia Facts

  • Steel can be stretched so can tuff fascia! Fascia is so strong it can withstand up to 2 tons of pressure per square inch, releasing it requires strong constant pressure that this tool generates.
  • We have ten times more pain and movement sensors in fascia than we do in muscle? Releasing it helps pain and movement
  • Releasing Fascia can take months to show lasting change. Only 30 min sessions with the tool over time will make you successful.

5 Benefits of Myofascial Release

  1. Decreases Pain and Disability
  2. Helps you relax
  3. Improves Flexibility
  4. Accelerates Recovery after Exercise
  5. Makes you Happier

When To Use The Mobilization Magic Tool

Medial Epicondylitis  (Golfers Elbow) Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Neck Pain & Headaches Myofascial Pain & Restrictions
Plantar Fasciitis Rotator Cuff Tendinitis Patellar Tendinitis Tibialis Posterior Tendinitis Muscle Strains
Heel Pain /Achilles Tendinitis  DeQuervain’s Syndrome Post-Surgical and Traumatic Scars Ligament Sprains Non-Acute Bursitis
Musculoskeletal Imbalances Chronic Joint Swelling Associated with Sprains/Strains RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
Back Pain Trigger Finger Hip Pain (Replacements) IT Band Syndrome Shin Splints
Chronic Ankle Sprains Scars (Surgical, Traumatic)

Contraindications (Conditions that the tool should not be used)

Open wound (unhealed suture site) Unhealed fracture Thrombophlebitis
Uncontrolled hypertension User intolerance/hypersensitivity Hematoma
Osteomyelitis Myositis ossificans Hemophilia

Precautions (Seek Health Professional Advice)

Anti-coagulant medications Cancer Varicose veins
Burn scars Acute inflammatory conditions Kidney dysfunction
Inflammatory condition secondary to infection Rheumatoid arthritis Pregnancy

Spinal Instability like Spondylolisthesis (The Tool can be used away from the unstable segment) Nothing on this web site should be considered health advice, it is provided for informational purposes only, please see Terms & Conditions



Foot Ligaments Pain

Sit on chair and place your foot on the tool. The ligaments in the foot can produce a variety of problems that interfere with your walking and running and produce pain in the heel and in the front of the foot. They are also responsible for the height of your arch and so a very tight ligament will produce a high arch. If you lay the sole of your foot on the short option of the tool you will be able to find sore or tight areas that need attention. Start gently as the tool can produce a lot of force and a bruised foot will not help you much. These ligaments can produce what is called a calcaneal spur which is a bony growth associated with the foot ligament. Move the tool around until you find the sorest spot and leave the tool there until the pain decreases. Don’t push too hard as you can injury your self if you do.



Calf & Achilles Pain

Using the tool on your calf pain

Calf muscle pain is difficult to get long term improvement in because it is a muscle that is used every day, all day and so the fascia in the calf is very strong and usually tight. Start off with calf on tool if there are no issues then put the other leg on top to increase the pressure. At some point the tool will stretch the muscle fascia and the pain will increase sharply, just lift the leg off the tool until the pain subsides then put the leg back on the tool in the same spot.

The calf is the only muscle that increases in pain at about 20 mins into your first long session on the tool. When the pain increases take the calf off the tool until the pain recedes and then put it back down where it was before and the tool will continue melting into the tight muscle. The beauty of this tool that it can stretch the muscles sideways instead of the regular length ways method which is not possible with other approaches.

Sideways stretching of muscles is very effective in stretching adhesions which stick muscles to each other and other surrounding structures. This sideways stretching of the calf muscle is achieved by placing the muscle to be stretched on one half of the tool and rotating the leg away from the tool. Then rocking back and forth on the tool until you can feel the tool pushing the muscle sideways, hold this position as long as you can as this will release the tight tissues and improve your range of motion. Achilles Tendon issues can also be done in this position as well.



Trigger Point Massage Tools

Trigger point massage tools help resolve problems with muscles that account for a very large proportion of the chronic myofascial pain people suffer all over the world. Muscles develop what people call knots, or myofascial trigger points, which can cause myofascial pain syndrome and dysfunction, which are small, local concentrations of electrical activity that can be detected by scientific instruments.

Myofascial Trigger Points TP display a typical pattern of localised tenderness and a tense band of shortened and weak fibres. Myofascial Trigger Points TP start with a muscle strain and becomes a site of sensitized nerves, increased metabolism and reduced blood flow. If left untreated it will become an area of scar tissue that does not stretch anymore and if there are enough of these trigger points, then the muscle will not function properly and cause ongoing problems. This often leads to myofascial pain in nearby joints and referred pain to other areas of the body. You feel the pain in one area, but the problem is in another area and so if you apply pain cream, heat, cold or massage to the area of myofascial pain it does not fix the pain because the problem is elsewhere. see the images to the right that show the referred pain areas.

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Trigger Point Therapy reduces myofascial pain at the location of the trigger point but also the referred pain away from the trigger point, increases movement, and allows the muscles to lengthen and become stronger. To treat Myofascial Trigger Points, enough pressure needs to be applied to the muscle to reach the TP which are often deep in the muscle and deactivate the electrical activity and unblock the blood flow again. Unfortunately foam rollers cannot produce the concentrated force required to treat and break up Trigger Points because of their large radii. That’s why the Mobilization Magic™ trigger point massage tool works so well with Myofascial Trigger Points.

Trigger Point Massage Tools

Pressure and Time make Diamonds and Happy Muscles

The reason this Trigger Point Massage Tool works so well is that it works on a material science concept called creep. Creep describes where a material has a concentrated force applied to it over time and that material yields to that force, an example of creep is when the gas spring of an office chair pushed through the   5 star base and drags on the floor. The gas spring crept through the base, just like the MMT tool creeps through your problem muscle like nothing else can and allows it to heal itself. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creep_(deformation)#Examples

In 1983, Janet Travell & David Simons, published a book on Myofascial Trigger Point treatment that revolutionised the treatment of myofascial pain and forms the basis of how they found that Trigger Points occur at the point where a nerve enters a muscle. Trigger Points result in muscles which have been stressed by accidents, sports, occupational stress, and overuse. Once a Trigger Point develops, it can remain for life unless properly treated. The Myofascial Trigger Point restricts range of motion of the muscles and decreases blood flow, reducing nutrients and oxygen to the muscle. This in turn causes a build-up of  waste products including lactic acid, these chemicals stimulate pain nerve endings making them more sensitive, creating a vicious cycle that damages the nerve and muscle tissue and increases your pain and makes the muscle shorter and tighter.

These effects are not confined to the local muscle as tight contracted muscles can compress nerves and blood vessels causing sensations like throbbing, burning, numbness, pins & needles, coldness and swelling of upper and lower limbs.

Pressure applied to the Myofascial Trigger Point is called Ischemic Compression, Acupressure, Shiatzu and the Magic Elbow by some Chinese masseuses. Normal muscles do not contain Trigger Points, nor do they have taut bands of muscle fibers, are not tender to firm pressure, exhibit no local twitch responses and do not refer pain to other areas in response to firm pressure. Women are statistically more vulnerable to Trigger Points than men. There are two different types of stimuli that activate Trigger Points. Firstly there are direct stimuli like acute overload (unusual exercise), overwork fatigue (Shoulder/Neck and Lower Back muscles)  chilling or gross trauma. Secondly there is indirect stimuli like other Trigger Points, visceral disease, arthritic joints and emotional stress.

The reason the Myofascial Trigger Point and the pain that is felt are often in different areas is not completely understood, it does have to do with the fact that nerves in muscles are part of a nerve distribution area like a tree which is serviced by a spinal segment in your spinal cord. The spinal cord segment is like a little computer and interprets the signal from Trigger Points before it sends it to the brain and in that process your brain interprets the pain being in a different location within the nerve distribution.

Using the Trigger Point Massage Tool

When using the trigger point therapy tool on a new spot only use it for a minute or so to see if it increases your myofascial pain for longer than a few minutes and reduce the pressure exerted by the roller or trigger point therapy tool by placing pillows or towels on top of or either side of these tools. If there is no sustained increase in pain after a few hours slowly increase the amount of time by a few minutes each time you use the tool. If you feel this spot is the centre of where you feel tightness and pain, you can spend 30 minutes or more on that spot until the tool melts deeply into the muscle and releases the trigger point and muscle fascia. Hot packs or even better hot baths greatly improve the effectiveness of these techniques as warm/ hot muscle stretch and give way more easily.

The beauty of this trigger point therapy tool is within your tolerance you can eventually lay on this tool for 30 minutes or more which penetrates deeply into the muscles in a gentle way. You will feel it slowly sink into the muscle over time as the tissues yield to the pressure. No other approach I know of enables you to put the right amount of pressure on these trigger points and very tight muscles for extended periods of time which is what they need to reverse the problems of many years.

You will get accustomed to this pressure quickly and so the way to progress this procedure is to use the trigger point massage tool in its tall option, which increases the pressure the tool exerts. Again, start this new use with only a few minutes to start with to ensure there is no increase in myofascial pain.

Always stretch the muscle before and after using the tool, notice if there is any increase in range of movement after using the trigger point massage tool ?

Trigger Point Therapy Roller Exercises

Foam Rollers are used all over the world to treat Trigger Points TPs and tight fascia, unfortunately foam rollers cannot produce the concentrated force required to treat and break up TPs because of their large diameter. Foam Rollers have a 150 mm diameter which produces a diffuse pressure that can increase pain by stirring up the nerves in the area and increase muscle spasms. Therapists use their elbow or thumb to treat TP’s and apply enough force to increase the pain initially but as the pressure is continued to be applied the pain melts away and the dysfunctional biology returns to normal.

Pain and tightness in muscles and connective tissue at the front, back and side of joints can cause pain and reduced range of movement of the joint.

Conventional stretching of these muscles has some effect on the pain and restricted range of the joint, but this can only help to a limited extent because stretching tends to stretch the parts of the muscle that are not constrained and stuck down by adhesions that develop around a tight painful muscle.

Getting Started with Trigger Point Therapy

Step 1

It is recommended that you take a hot bath or apply a hot pack to the affected area before you begin using the tool. Warm muscles stretch and give way more easily and this will greatly improve the tool’s effectiveness.

Step 2

Lay the muscle or joint onto the tool. Rate the pain you feel while using the tool from 1 to 10 (with 1 being the least pain and 10 being the greatest). Your pain when resting on the tool should not be more than 4-5.

Step 3

If your pain is greater than 5, place a towel or a cushion over the tool, or on either side of it, to reduce the amount of pressure, which should reduce the pain to a level of 5 or below.

Step 4

When you feel the position of the tool is in the correct central point where you feel tightness and pain, you can start off laying on the tool for a few minutes to make sure the tool does not increase your pain. If after a few hours rest everything is ok you can start increasing the time on the tool. Once you are comfortable with the tool you can spend 30 minutes or more resting on that same spot (watching TV or reading) until the tool melts deeply into the muscle or joint and releases that trigger point and muscle fascia

Step 5

The pain should begin to decrease within the first couple of minutes and continue to reduce as time goes on. If you notice no improvement within about five minutes, the muscle or joint may be too inflamed and may require the application of an ice pack. Try again later.



IASTM Therapy Tools

Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization IASTM tools are instruments used by therapists for fascia soft-tissue mobilization.

This Mobilization Magic IASTM tool is Australia-made and Designed by an Award Winning Physical Therapist.

These tools are usually operated by a professional therapist because it is not possible to use IASTM tools that are normally associated with IASTM treatment on yourself easily. The Mobilization Magic soft tissue mobilization tool allows you to mobilize yourself in the comfort of your home.

How to use these Mobilization IASTM tools?

All you have to do is lay on the MMT tool for successively longer periods of time up to 30 mins so gravity, your body weight and time releases trigger points, the fascia and connective tissue (CT) in the skin and the underlying muscle as seen in the image right. By stretching the fascia you will increase your range of motion and be able to do things you have not been able to do for years.

Muscles have a cartilaginous/fascia skeleton that runs down the core of it, seen in the diagram below. It is difficult to stretch this skeleton by other approaches but using this MMT tool especially in sideways stretches works very well in bending the fibres in a direction that breaks up stiffness and adhesions.

How this IASTM Therapy Tool works

This soft tissue mobilization tool effectively breaks down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. The introduction of sustained pressure to affected soft tissue causes the stimulation of local inflammatory response. The microtrauma that pressure causes starts a reabsorption process of fibrotic tissue or excessive scar tissue and promotes a chain of healing activities resulting in normalizing the affected soft tissue. Adhesions within the soft tissue which may have developed as a result of surgery, immobilization, repeated strain or other mechanisms, are broken down allowing full functional restoration to occur.

Our IASTM Therapy Tools stimulate:

  • A flexible and well-maintained, healthy fascial network.
  • Improved (soft) tissue perfusion.
  • Improved range of motion.
  • Mobilization of the soft tissue fascia.
  • Loosening of adhesions in the connective tissue.
  • Treatment of trigger points.

The most common conditions Mobilization Magic IASTM Tools are used for:

  • Back Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Neck Pain & Headaches
  • Heel Pain /Achilles Tendinitis
  • Patella tendonitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
  • Surgical or Traumatic scars
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Non-Acute Bursitis
  •  RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
  • Muscle Strains and tightness
  • Shin Splints
  • Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q Is IASTM Therapy safe?

A Yes, IASTM Therapy has been used world wide for over 100 years with no reported adverse reactions to it. There are some reasons (Contra-indications) to not use it which can be found here.

Q What is Fascia?

A Fascia is the glue that holds our bodies together. All the forces that our bodies experience are transmitted by the fascia, without fascia we are just a pile on bones. See Fascia Facts



Shin Splints Massage Tool

Shin Splints cause pain and disability that is difficult to fix. The MMT is uniquely able to break up the tight fascia in the shin splints that causes many problems and holds people back. This shin splints massage tool produces strong pressure on the tibialis muscle. To minimize any discomfort put a towel over the short option tool to reduce the starting pressure. Then, place your shins on the tool.

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Shin Splints Massage Tool For Tight Strong Fascia

As a shin massage tool, the MM tool works well to loosen up the very tight fascia that causes tightness, shin splints pain, and disability in the shin muscles. Use the short option depending on where your problem is. Place a towel over the tool, as it does produce a lot of pressure in this area. Reduce the number of towel layers as you get used to the pressure. Bend and flex your foot to floss the muscle if that feels good. Put the tool under the problem area for a minute or so. If there are no issues, slowly increase the amount of time on the tool to make sure your shin muscles can tolerate this increased pressure.

Release the Shin Splints from their tight fascia

Since the fascia in the shin muscles is so strong, it is not a 5-minute job to get the results you want. Experience has shown that you can achieve excellent results with this shin splints massage tool. If you spend at least 15-30 minutes on the tool multiple times during the week, that is. You can stretch the shin muscles in a sideways direction by rotating your foot to one side and moving your body in the same direction. Rock backwards and forwards until you feel the tool on the side of the muscle. This will push the muscle in a unique way that’s not possible with other approaches. Shin splints pain starts to subside once the tight fascia that surrounds the muscle is loosened and released by multiple sessions on the Mobilization Magic™ tool.

Using this shin splits massage tool whilst watching TV or doing other things like reading or working on the laptop makes the time pass quickly. A warm muscle stretches much quicker than a cold one, so using a hot pack or having hot bath helps a lot.

Sore, stiff or injured muscles can cause discomfort and recurring pain when they’re not released safely. Our shin splint massage tool creates pressure on the stiff muscle to access the root of the pain and release the fascial muscle tension and the pain it causes at the core.

Shin splints are very common in athletes or exercise fans, so it’s best to know what causes them and how you can prevent a recurrence.

Common Causes of Shin Splints

You will know when you have shin splints as you feel pain in the shin caused by overworked muscles, tissue and tendons. By changing your footwear and exercise routine, you can help prevent the pain. Using our leg massage tool and following our step by step guide, you should find pain relief as the muscles release and the pain subsides. Once the muscles release, your injury can heal, and you can go about your daily exercise routine.

Shin Splint Prevention

The best thing you can do to prevent shin pain is by changing the way you exercise or the intensity of your training programme. To remedy the pain, you can put a heat pack on the area to relax the muscles and then position our massage tool near the most painful spot to release the surrounding muscles and connective tissue between the shin bone and muscle.

Our massage tool works wonders for any stiff muscles, from head to toe, as you use your body weight on the device for the appropriate pressure for pain relief. Mobilization Magic will guide you on where to place the device for best relief and minimal discomfort.



TFL & ITB Fascia Massage Tool

Only use the short option on the side of your leg on the TFL & ITB. Drape towels over the tool to reduce the amount of pressure it produces until you get used to it.

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The MM tool works very well on loosening up the very tight fascia that normally causes tightness, pain, and disability in the TFL, ITB, and knee. Use the short option depending on where your problem is to start with. Make sure you put a towel on either side of the fascia massage tool, as the pressure in this area is very intense. Bend and flex your knee to floss the muscle if that feels good. Make sure you put the tool close to the knee and near the hip, as these areas often are an issue. Roll the leg and your body to the left and the right to see where the pain is greatest. Put the tool under the problem area for a minute or so. If there are no issues, slowly increase the amount of time on the tool to make sure your TFL tolerates this pressure.

How to get the best results treating TFL & ITB Fascia

Since the fascia in the TFL and ITB is so strong, it is not a 5-minute job to get the results you want. Experience has shown that you can achieve excellent results with the Mobilization Magic™ fascia massage tool—if you spend at least 20-30 minutes on the tool multiple times during the week, that is.

Rotate your foot to one side and move your body in the same direction for an effective ITB and TEFL muscle stretch in a sideways direction. Rock backwards and forwards until you feel the tool on the side of the TFL. This will push the TFL in a unique way that’s not possible with other approaches.

Using this fascia massage tool whilst watching TV or doing other things like reading or working on the laptop makes the time pass quickly. A warm muscle stretches much quicker than a cold one, so using a hot pack or taking a hot bath helps a lot.



Glutei and Piriformis Pain

Glutei and piriformis pain and piriformis syndrome can be hard to treat. The Mobilization Magic™ piriformis massage tool works very well on loosening up the very tight fascia that normally causes tightness, pain and disability in the Glutei and Piriformis muscles. Use the short option depending on where your problem is to start with. Move your body weight to the left and right on the corners to see where the pain is greatest.

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Treating Glutei and Piriformis Pain

Put the tool under the problem area for a minute or so, if there are no issues slowly increase the amount of time on the tool to make sure your Glutei and Piriformis muscles tolerates this pressure. You can decrease the amount of pressure the tool produces if required by putting pillows or towels over or either side of the tool.

Caution: If you feel pins and needles, numbness, move the tool to another spot.

The fascia in the Glutei and Piriformis muscles is so strong it is not a 5-minute job to get the results you want. Experience has shown that excellent results can be achieved if you spend at least 15-30 minutes on the tool, multiple times during the week. You can stretch the Glutei and Piriformis muscles in a sideways direction by moving your body left to right. Rock backwards and forwards until you feel the piriformis massage tool on the side of the muscle. This will push the muscle in a unique way that cannot be done by other approaches.

Piriformis syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle, located in the buttock region, spasms and causes buttock pain. The piriformis muscle can also irritate the nearby sciatic nerve and cause pain, numbness and tingling along the back of the leg and into the foot (similar to sciatic pain).The piriformis muscle lies underneath the gluteus muscle, or buttock. When your glutes and piriformis are tight and fatigued they can cause you to have a sore lower back and hamstrings, poor balance, and even shooting nerve pain down your leg due to sciatica. Your sciatic nerve passes through your piriformis and so tension on it causes symptoms like sciatica.

Doing it whilst watching TV or doing other things like reading or working on the laptop makes the time pass quickly. A warm muscle stretches much quicker than a cold one so using a hot pack or having hot bath helps a lot.

Use the Short option in the buttock area



Tool for Groin Muscle Strain

Important points to note:

  • Can do sideways stretching on this muscle
  • Can only use the tall option on this muscle

Lying face down on the floor, have the tool in the tall option under the groin of the leg. You will need to move your leg away from your body and bend your knee to get the tool in the right spot.

Mobilization Magic™ works very well as a tool for groin muscle strain. The tool works its magic by loosening up the very tight fascia that normally causes tightness, pain, and disability in the groin. Put the tool under the problem area for a minute or so. If there are no issues, slowly increase the time spent on the tool for groin massage to make sure you can tolerate this pressure.

The Fascia in the Groin

Since the fascia in the groin muscle is so strong, it is not a 5-minute job to get the results you want. Experience has shown that you can achieve excellent results with this treatment tool for groin muscle strain. If you spend at least 30 minutes on the tool multiple times during the week, that is. You can stretch the groin in a sideways direction by rotating your foot to one side and moving your body in the same direction. Rock backward and forwards until you feel the tool on the side of the muscle. This will push the muscle in a unique way that’s not possible with other approaches.

Using this tool for groin muscle strain treatment whilst watching TV or doing other things like reading or working on the laptop makes the time pass quickly. A warm muscle stretches much quicker than a cold one, so using a hot pack or taking a hot bath helps a lot.

Caution: If you feel pins and needles or numbness, move the tool to another spot.