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The Trigger Point Performance Foot and Lower Leg Kit is just what you need if you are a runner, walker, cyclist, or you just want the benefits of a great massage in the comfort of your own home. The kit has been put together to consist of all the tools necessary to go through the detailed How-To section as well as the REGEN Class in the Foot and Lower Leg DVD. These tools are the same great tools that are in every one of our kits. You can't forget that every bone has a muscle that surrounds it and every joint has a muscle and a tendon that supports it. So when it comes to massage, don't you think it's time you do it every day?
The Foot and Lower Leg DVD
The Foot and Lower Leg DVD in this kit includes a detailed How-To section lead by Cassidy Phillips, founder of Trigger Point Technologies, that answers questions about pace, placement, breathing, posture, duration and much more. The DVD also includes a 20-minute Re-Gen Class, which is very similar to a yoga class in feel, that you can follow along with to make sure you are doing the manipulations as we suggest. The DVD will show you how we suggest you use the products in all of the areas mentioned below.
Day-to-day activity can take its toll on the body. When the soleus and calves tighten, they reduce dorsal flexion of the foot, forcing your quads to take the absorption of each step when you run or walk. As your quads become overworked and tight, your TFL and psoas also become overworked as well. Your psoas connects the front of your body to the back of your body when it gets tight, it compresses the lower back. This can cause your pelvis to tilt, resulting in IT band problems, lower-back pain, and muscular challenges in other areas. Myofascial release refers to the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia, integument, and muscles with the goal of eliminating pain, increasing range of motion and equilibrioception. Myofascial release usually involves applying shear compression or tension in various directions, or by skin rolling. Myofascial Release Therapy and other forms of massage therapy.
Massage has also been found to be a great way to counteract the effects of poor biomechanics; Myofascial release refers to the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia, integument, and muscles with the goal of eliminating pain, increasing range of motion and equilibrioception. Myofascial release usually involves applying shear compression or tension in various directions, or by skin rolling. - wikapedia.com
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY:
Based on the discoveries of Dr. Janet Travell and Dr. David Simons, in which they found the causal relationship between chronic pain and its source, Myofascial Trigger Point therapy is used to relieve muscular pain and dysfunction through applied pressure to trigger points of referred pain and through stretching exercises. These points are defined as localized areas in which the muscle and connective tissue are highly sensitive to pain when compressed. Pressure on these points can send referred pain to other specific parts of the body. Trigger Point Performance products are specifically designed to support the massage associated with Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release Therapy and other forms of massage therapy.
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