Why Massage? The Importance of Myofascial Release
Posted on 26 March 2015
Dancers often take for granted small yet important muscles that help to merely remain standing and walking. The intrinsic muscles of the foot are important to mastering balance, coordination and strength within all ranges of movement and choreography.
In dance, weakness in the intrinsic muscles can create a claw or hammer toe effect. This effect results in poor alignment when pointing the foot and attempting to stand on demi pointe or en pointe. Strengthening the intrinsic muscles of the foot will help to create a more desirable aesthetic when pointing the foot by maintaining length in the toes.
FLX Massage Tools are designed with the dancer and athlete in mind.
The foot has 28 bones and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments and is often overlooked and neglected. By releasing the tension in your lower leg and foot you will help to alleviate pain and regain flexibility and strength. You can self-massage by placing the ball under your foot or calf and roll until you feel a tight spot and hold for 30 seconds. Keep repeating with different spots from your heel to your metatarsals.
Each ball is uniquely designed for specific uses.