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Self Myofascial Release with foam rollers or trigger point balls

Self myofascial release (SMR) is becoming increasingly popular as a recovery and injury prevention strategy; but what is it and does it actually help? Fascia is a fibrous soft connective tissue that permeates the human body forming a supportive web of tissue around all components and compartments. There are 3 types of fascia that are all interconnected: • Superficial: lies beneath the skin • Visceral: wraps around organs suspending them in their cavities • Deep: surrounds muscles and divides muscle groups into compartments. When fascia becomes irritated via trauma, overuse, disuse, inflammation or lack of stretching, the fascia can get stuck to the underlying muscles through t