By rolling daily you will maximize the recovery of your body and optimize the function of your muscular system. It does so by removing inhibitory processes associated with daily stress and strain on your muscles, which is cumulative. This will keep your body stable and limber and most capable to allow you to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Myofascial release is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. This alternative medicine therapy aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles. (Wikipedia)
What are fascial lines or tracts? There has been recent and significant study to detail the fascial connections, which tie together all segments of the body in a flowing and linked soft tissue system that help explain our postures and movements. Eg. Golf Swing, Runner, Dancer, Hockey Player.
Why work on fascia instead of ‘muscles’?
Muscles are actually totally wrapped in fascia, and to a large extent, it is that fascia and receptors within fascia that provide the integrity, stiffness, and or suppleness to the muscles. Simply put, when you make contact with muscle tissue you also affect the accompanying connective or fascia tissues. (Myers) (Massage, ART, Rolfing, SMR) The original dissections that detailed muscle anatomy actually peeled away incredible quantities of fascia to reveal the muscles beneath the entire fascia.
Fascia Lines & Anatomy Trains:
There comes a moment in time when we find a defining or evolutionary book which sends us all down a different path of understanding. Thomas Myers and his anatomy trains is that type of book and person. Thomas has been a leader in the word of body work and fascia for over 20 years, his academy of fascia body workers are of the most finely educated and skilled, the world over. He writes, webinars, and puts on seminars all over the world delivering messages of bodywork, healing, spirituality, and fascia work.