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Foam Roll/Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release

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Myofascial release is about releasing the adhesions or sticky areas between the muscles and fascia in your body. Fascia is a substance that lines your cells, muscles and organs. When the spine goes out of balance and subluxates, it can bend, stretch and compress.

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Think of a bicycle tire. If you can, imagine that the tire breaks and then folds in on itself. The spine and pelvis make up the outer rim while the muscles, rib cage and other bones in the body are the spokes. The fascia is what houses or lines all the spokes, and connects them to the rim of the tire (in this case your spine).

Myofascial Release helps by reducing injury, promoting better posture and making you more flexible so your spine can heal faster and be healthier.

Keep in mind:

*The best time for myofascial release is either before a workout or before bed.

*Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water. Ideal is your body weight in pounds divided by two. In ounces, this is what you should be drinking every day.

*Never roll over any joints.

*All holds should be for 30-60 seconds, breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth.

*For best results, myofascial release should be performed every day for at least five minutes.