- How to Release Physical Aches
and Pains in Minutes a Day
- By Judy Lynn Wetherill
Recently released in print, The
Myoball Technique. The tool to get relief!
Busy lives require tools that
will assist us while we are on the go. The Myoball Technique
is a drug free, inexpensive way to release and prevent pain and
tension, anywhere, anytime!!
Often I am asked for tools that
take as little time as possible; or like many other programs
they also will get left in the garage or on the self, unused
and collecting dust. As a form of support initially for my clients
and then for everyone else even individuals that I may never
meet, I decided to write an instruction manual. This gave my
clients what they were asking for - a tool that can be used during
a busy day to release the tension of the day so that the accumulation
of tightness, pain, and injury may be avoided.
Let me tell you about my background.
I have been practicing the technique of Rolfing for over a decade
in my private practice, and have helped thousands of people attain
greater ease and freedom in their bodies using deep myofacial
release. Rolfing is effective in attaining relief from chronic
back pain of injury, permanent postural changes, emotional balance,
and many other conditions within this spectrum. The greatest
satisfaction of my work is when an individual requires my assistance
I have done my job of giving
them enough information, tools, and techniques so that they can
continue to look after their bodies and personal changes themselves.
I decided to put The Myoball
Technique on paper so that everyone can benefit from using this
technique. It is recommended by many health practitioners and
shared in part with their clients and patients. This technique
is very simple and easy to use. The Myoball Technique releases
pain and tension, increases circulation for healing, and you
can take it with you anywhere you go. The Myoball Technique uses
a tennis ball which easily fits into a purse, glove compartment
or a vehicle, desk drawer, suit case, or gym bag.
When was the last time you stretched
for twenty minutes in order to release your calves and upper
legs after a run working toward preventing shin splints and avoiding
the stiffness that goes with a heavier workout? Were you focused
on getting your work out in and then getting on with the next
task of the day. Stretching is extremely important to the overall
health and longevity of the body and in my practice less than
ten percent of my clients do enough stretching. Even I find it
difficult to give the stillness and inactivity of stretching
the value it is due and it may take some time for us all to become
The Myoball Technique is complementary
to the stretching that you do and will aid you in keeping tight
muscles released so that your chiropractor or massage therapist
can help you to attain greater relaxation and alignment more
easily. I always appreciate when a client comes to see me a couple
months after the last session and has done a fabulous job maintaining
the release that was gained. Many people continue to gain even
greater ease in their bodies because The Myoball Technique can
be used throughout the day, everyday, so it gets used.
Ultimately, it is wise to have
an educated practitioner of the human body to help you recognize
how your body is holding the stress physically and where release
would benefit you the greatest. If your busy day dictates that
you feel you are unable to seek professional attention The Myoball
Technique can be very useful for you. Next time your feet are
hurting after a long day at work from standing or sitting find
a tennis ball, stand with feet parallel and about shoulder width
apart. Place the tennis ball under the ball of one foot and watch
that your knees stay soft and unlocked. Just stand there reading,
watching the news, on a break at work, or when you are on the
phone with a friend for five minutes or longer. Remove the ball
stand with both feet on the floor and notice the difference.
You may find that the foot that the tennis ball was under feels
flatter and softer and that your calf muscle warms after being
stretched and lengthened. It was that easy and you were able
to do something else at the same time. Next, it is important
to do the same with the other foot for approximately the same
amount of time, in approximately the same area so that you keep
your body balanced from the ground up.
The Myoball Technique can be
used to ease and release hip pain, back pain, leg tightness,
tightness in the forearms and shoulders, or the tension associated
with extended periods of standing or sitting. It can be used
to prevent and release the stiffness connected to working out
or the imbalance of challenges caused by jogging. I have recommended
it for growing pains, repetitive stress, like using a keyboard
the majority of the day, or being in a vehicle for extended periods.
Members of the BodyWealth Team use it everyday and choose to
share it with you as well so that you can feel great and have
the quality of life that allows you the energy and desire to
do the things you enjoy doing.