I have completed a course in Trigger Point Therapy. I am now certified as a master trainer to teach their foam rolling and fasciae releasing techniques.
The Importance Of Foam Rolling
I have been using foam rollers for self-massage and to help movement and mobility for many years. It is an excellent therapy for releasing scar tissue and for helping massage muscles that are tight and knotted.
Trigger Point is a company which offers an excellent range of foam rolling equipment.
The goal is to increase fluidity of motion and to help the body recover after workouts, specifically releasing the binding of the fasciae.
Fasciae is connective tissue fibres that form sheets or bands beneath the skin to attach, stabilise, enclose and separate muscles and internal organs.
They are similar to ligaments and tendons, with collagen as their major component, but differ in location and function. Ligaments join one bone to another bone. Tendons join muscle to bone. By contrast, fasciae surround muscles and other structures.
Here we demonstrate releasing the fasciae around the quad muscles, using the specially designed quad roller.
Here I demonstrate how you can use a very simple ball to bring circulation to the abdominal cavity in preparation for the psoas release. It’s amazing how 5 years of high leg kicks can hide itself in the body, and also how quickly it can be released!
The course I attended comprised a personal trainer, a pilates instructor, an entrepreneur, a triathlete coach, a physiotherapist and finally, a CHEK practitioner (me!). This goes to show the diverse range of people who believe TP Therapy holds many benefits!