Exercising regularly, stretching properly and a long lie down on the sofa might solve muscle ache for some people, but often others need a little extra help.
Whilst exercising many people fail to complete a thorough warm up and cool down; which can lead to serious injuries and a lot of time in the physio room. These type of injuries often occur due to your muscles feeling tight and inhibited, which prevents you from being able to perform your workouts effectively.
Massage products are an excellent way to relax your muscles before a workout, ensuring a more effective and efficient exercise. Though not a substitute for stretching, warming up or cooling down, massage products such as, a foam roller or massage balls, limit soreness by increasing flexibility and blood flow around the body.
Here at Meglio we've come up with a list of our favourite massage techniques to help target muscle pain and relieve tension within the body. These exercises are perfect to do before or after a workout, to help increase flexibility and prevent injury.
Introduction to Meglio Massage Products
This video introduces you to Meglio Massage range which can be used aid with muscle and myofascial release. Here we discuss where to use each product and the differences between them, in order for you to make an informed decision. We discuss the benefits of the Meglio Foam roller, Grid Foam Roller, Massage Balls, Lacrosse Ball and Massage Stick.
How to Foam Roll your Back
This video shows you how to use a Meglio Grid Foam Roller to help release tension in your back. To begin, place the foam roller just behind you and lean back, so that the foam roller is at the base of your rib cage. Support your neck to avoid straining your muscles. Using a sweeping motion, relax onto the foam roller and begin to roll forwards and backwards to release tension from the muscles.
How to Massage your Calf Muscles
This video shows you how to use the Spiky Red Massage Ball to help release tension within your calf. To begin, place the ball under your calf and to start with, keep yourself supported using your other leg. Use small osculating movements around the problem area to target the pain.
How to massage your ITB band and calf muscle
This video shows you how to use the Meglio Massage Stick to help release muscle tension in your lower leg. The massage stick is great for releasing muscle tension across your whole leg from the inside aspect of the leg, to the quad, ITB band and calf.
This video shows you how to use the Spiky Yellow Massage Ball to help release you TFL or Tensor fasciae latae. This muscle contributes to the tightness of your ITB or Iliotibial Band which can cause lateral knee pain and hip pain. This is a very common injury for runners and cross country athletes, where pelvic stability plays a key role.
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