Great Things Come In Twos!
Our latest "self-help" therapy tools are designed to complement your foam rolling routine and double down on small muscle groups to access deeper tissues. Their unique shape and size isolates knots in hard to reach places while their density and textured surfaces afford greater control over pressure and muscle penetration.
Weighted Massage Rollers – 2 Pack
Ideal for relieving muscular tension and stimulating your reflex zones, the Weighted Massage Rollers perform double-duty as weighted props for toning exercises. The sweet spot? Try using them on the neck and feet.
Self Myofascial Release (SMR) of the Soleus with Weighted Massage Rollers
The soleus is a powerful muscle in the back part of the lower leg (the calf). It runs from just below the knee to the heel, and is involved in standing, walking and running which makes it a problem area for those of us who are on our feet all day.
What To Do:
- Place a Weighted Massage Roller lengthwise on yoga block, one calf on the ball and the other leg crossed over and resting on top it.
- Roll up and down the calf to find trigger points.
- When you find one, point your toe forward. Hold.
- Then point your toe back towards pressing through the heel and hold.
- Alternate between pointing forward and back a few times then repeat on the other leg.
Peanut Massage Ball – 2 Pack
The newest edition to our Eco-Suite, the Peanut Massage Ball's unique design contours to the body and is perfect for hard-to-target areas like shoulders, arches of the feet, and along the calves.
SMR of the Trapezius with Peanut Ball Massager
The trapezius is a broad triangular muscle which extends from base of the skull, over the upper shoulders and down the upper back. These muscles are the first to bother us when under stress and so it is no surprise that many of us suffer from knots or "trigger points" in this area.
What To Do:
- Lie back on the ground so that both Peanut Massage Balls are in between your shoulder blades.
- Rest your head on a Yoga Block, Foam Cushion or some Eco Pilates Pads to support your neck and head.
- Lift your arms straight in front of you. Hold.
- Spread your arms out to the sides. Hold.
- Now give yourself a hug. Hold.
- Lift your arms straight out.
- Bring your right arm back above your head. Hold.
- Bring your left arm back above your head. Hold.
Balance & Therapy Domes – 2 Pack
As therapeutic tools, these domes are great for treating the ankle, hip or lower leg. Travel-friendly, bring these domes to the office to relieve discomfort in the wrist, hand and forearm. Plus, they can add can something new to your workout, offering a base of instability in balance training exercises.
SMR of the Piriformis with Balance & Therapy Domes
The Piriformis is a muscle in the gluteal region and is belongs to a group of muscles in the lateral rotator group. If you spend your day sitting down like most us, it's likely very tight. Giving these muscles a deep massage with a Balance & Therapy Dome will help alleviate some of that discomfort.
What To Do:
- Place one Balance & Therapy Dome under each sit bone. Starting with the left, shift all your weight to one side. Your piriformis is located near your hip joint and you'll know you've found it when it starts hurting in the best way possible.
- Cross your other foot over your knee.
- Roll backwards and forwards to look for trigger points. Hold when you find them. Repeat on other side.