SELF-MYOFASCIAL RELEASE (SMFR)
What is it?
SMFR is a type of corrective flexibility designed to correct muscle imbalances and improve joint alignment. It is a technique used to remove knots from muscles; these knots can form during vigorous exercise or stressful activities (such has long periods of sitting).
How is it done?
It incorporates the use of a foam roll or cylindrical object and body pressure to massage muscles and decrease micro-adhesions that lead to the formation of muscle knots.
What are the side effects of knots?
Knots that are left untreated make muscles inflexible and tight and decrease a muscle's ability to function and contract properly. Knots can also cause chronic muscle tension, joint pain and poor posture.
What are the benefits for you?
Improves the efficiency of neuromuscular interactions
Improves joint alignment
Reduces muscle knots
More effective muscles