myofascial release techniques - which balls should be used?
Posted: 25 July 2013 07:20 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I think evereybody knows the problem of tensed-up back muscles. On youtube I found some videos of myofascial release techniques which can be used at home easily to massage your back by yourself. To do this the only things you need are a small ball and a wall or a floor. The ball is put between back and wall/floor and is directed to the right spots by moving your back in accordance with that. While doing this, the ball is working on your trigger points and hopefully relaxing your muscles after a while…
On the videos different balls are used (golfballs, tennisballs, lacrosseballs) so that it´s not clear which type of balls are most suitable. So I´m asking you. Do you know these techniques and which balls do think work best?

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Nando

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Posted: 25 July 2013 08:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Must resist…

Anyway, I’ve always used the lacrosse balls, but have started family members out on the tennis balls so they get an idea how it works without tons of discomfort right off….

I’ve never used golf balls, but I could see how they might help in the right situation…

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Posted: 29 July 2013 05:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Well, not much response till now! But thanks TP! You seem to me like a very honest and trustable man. So I will take the high financial risk and buy some lacrosse balls.

Is anybody here, who knows a good European or, even better, a German shop, that sells lacrosse balls?

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Posted: 21 August 2013 07:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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nando - 29 July 2013 05:56 AM

Well, not much response till now! But thanks TP! You seem to me like a very honest and trustable man. So I will take the high financial risk and buy some lacrosse balls.

Is anybody here, who knows a good European or, even better, a German shop, that sells lacrosse balls?

Hockey balls are almost exactly the same size.
Get a plastic practise hockey ball or two and that will do as well.


Cricket balls are very close too.

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Posted: 30 August 2013 11:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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nando - 29 July 2013 05:56 AM

Well, not much response till now! But thanks TP! You seem to me like a very honest and trustable man. So I will take the high financial risk and buy some lacrosse balls.

Is anybody here, who knows a good European or, even better, a German shop, that sells lacrosse balls?


I found them at Sports Authority. $3.00 USD per each

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