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How to Use Self Myofascial Release for 5 Key Areas of Your Body (Tutorial)

Self myofascial release using a tennis ball increases blood flow and circulation, promotes mobility, and eases muscle tension in our bodies.

This article will illustrate five uses for relief with just a tennis ball.

Take a few moments out of your day and either pick one area or all to mobilize and rehydrate before you get back on the road to enjoy a day of fun and adventure.

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Remember: When using a tennis ball on your body, the sensation should never be sharp, shooting, or painful.

Sometimes there might be tenderness and that’s okay. But if the sensation elicits a painful response, move above or below that area and make sure that the sensation feels helpful.

Do not push beyond pain. When it comes to self myofascial release, less is definitely more.


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About the Author

Allie Geer

Allie Geer

Allie began her practice of yoga in 2006, after she was involved in a traumatic car accident.  She found that alternative medicine, yoga and meditation was an excellent way to handle pain both physically and emotionally.   In 2012 she completed a 200 hour intensive teacher training program at Samahita Retreat Center in Koh Samui, Thailand with Stephen Thomas.  Allie became pregnant in early 2013 at which point she began looking for complementary practices. She completed an 85 hour prenatal training with Sue Elkind. The journey through pregnancy and birth brought her the closest to her practice.  Allie is currently enrolled in the 1000 hour advanced teacher training with Tiffany Cruikshank, founder of Yoga Medicine. Allie specializes in one on one private therapeutic sessions, myofascial release, and pre/post natal yoga. Yoga has become a lifestyle choice for Allie and brings much happiness and joy to her daily life.  It is her hope to be of service and to share this experience with others through her classes, teacher trainings, private sessions, and workshops. Allie currently teaches in Colorado. For more information you can visit her website:

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