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December 19, 2021 3 min read

Myofascial pain is common in workplace, especially in desk jobs where you’re required to sit for long hours, most of the time in a slouched posture. Not only is this not a mechanically sound position for your body, sitting for prolonged periods of time can place unnecessary strain on the back and neck muscles, especially your so-called postural muscles, because of fatigue and overuse. Over time, this becomes severe and causes either an MPS or fibromyalgia, which results in regional or widespread muscle pain and tenderness with associated trigger points, or which we usually refer to as muscle knots. Poor workstation set-up can also result in spinal misalignment, straining your back muscles and causing MPS or fibromyalgia.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROME AND FIBROMYALGIA?

Both of these conditions are chronic, which means that both cause pain that lasts for long periods of time and are generally difficult to manage. With MPS, however, the pain is more localized or regional, whereas with fibromyalgia, the pain is centralized and more widespread. Treating MPS and other chronic pain early on can prevent developing fibromyalgia later on.

WHAT IS SELF-MYOFASCIAL RELEASE?

Self-myofascial Release (SMR) is a form of self-massage which can be done with the use of tools like foam rollers and massage balls to release tension built in the muscle fascia, improve flexibility, and increase range of motion, as well as reduce trigger point pain.  

HOW DOES SELF-MYOFASCIAL RELEASE GET RID OF MYOFASCIAL PAIN?

The mechanism by which SMR tools reduce pain is through a process known as manual ischemic compression  – that is, applying sustained pressure over a trigger point and tight muscle for a long period of time until a muscle release occurs. It reduces myofascial pain and trigger point sensitivity by causing reactive hyperemia or an increase in blood flow, which, in turn, causes a release in myofascial tension and removal of toxins that have been accumulated in myofascial trigger points.

WHAT IS RECOVABALL?

The RecovaBall is a self-myofascial release tool developed by Recovapro that combines manual myofascial release and vibration therapy in one powerful massage ball. The RecovaBall provides a targeted pressure application and deep-penetrating vibration to help break up and release strong fascia adhesion.

GUIDELINES FOR USING RECOVABALL AS A SELF-MYOFASCIAL RELEASE TOOL

Using the RecovaBall is a better way to deal with nagging body aches and pains as it can penetrate the deepest layers of muscles and connective tissues to effectively release the tension and inactivate trigger points that formed over time.

Below you will find some of the helpful tips while using the RecovaBall:

  • Slowly apply pressure on specific muscle by moving your body over the RecovaBall or moving it with your hands over a specific body part to help relieve tensed muscles and relax muscle knots.
  • Press on the trigger point directly using the RecovaBall for at least 30 seconds or until tissue release is felt. Breathe in and out while doing so.
  • Rub the RecovaBall against the trigger point by applying small kneading strokes in either circular or back and forth motion.
  • You can also start and end your SMR session with the Recovapro massage gun for more relaxing massage experience.

More tips…

  • SMR should be done before static or dynamic stretching, improving the tissue’s extensibility during stretching activities.
  • SMR can also be done as part of the cool-down routine.
  • SMR should be performed on overactive myofascial tissues.

The combined effect of enhanced blood flow and lymphatic drainage along with massage through vibration therapy has been shown to increase myofascial flexibility and relieve discomfort from myofascial pain. So with RecovaBall, you get the advantages of SMR and vibration in one innovative product.


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