Can’t get in for that desired remedial massage and need that instant relief?
And how can we help to get you there from being at home or work?
THIS IS WHERE THE SPIKEY BALL MASSAGE TOOL COMES IN.
They have become a popular tool for performing your own form of massage-therapy on many muscle-related conditions and are a convenient way to maximize muscle recovery for many athletes. And to release muscle tension for everyday life.
Spikey massage balls may look innocent but they have been described by some as evil little torture devices. This is because when you are holding tension in tight areas like your traps from sitting at a desk or hunching over a computer (top of your shoulders at the base of your neck) or IT band from running, they really get in there into those sore spots like a deep tissue remedial massage.
Spikey Balls work on the myofascial* system to reduce muscle tension, improve blood flow, increase body awareness and aid in injury prevention and rehabilitation. Making them perfect for knots and tight areas.
By targeting trigger points, Spikey Balls can reduce pain levels and improve range of motion through specific muscles and subsequently improve joint motion. This means instead of feeling tight like something is about to ping, you can support your bodies recovery.
*The myofascial system refers to the muscle itself as well as its fascia – the thin sheath that wraps around and connects the muscles, bones, nerves and blood vessels.
HOW TO USE A SPIKEY BALL
You can simply sit or lay on your Spikey Massage Ball and use your body weight to apply pressure to a tight muscle.
By using pressure and specific movements you can encourage the Spikey Ball to really target those deep trouble-spots and also encourage your muscles to relax.
DO NOT USE your Spikey Ball if you have a recent injury or trauma which has broken the skin, caused inflammation of a joint, or if you are badly bruised – if in doubt ask your practitioner.
For more information on how to use a Spikey Ball or book in to see a Remedial Massage Practitioner (who can teach you how to effectively use one and which muscles to target), call Centre 4 Health on 9193 2170 or book online here.