Avid fitness buffs tend to go hard, focusing strictly on high intensity workouts to yield results. While challenging your limits is great, the true key to achieving a more toned physique is by adding DIY deep-tissue massage (also known as self-myofascial release) onto your to-do list. It’s a necessary, yet often overlooked component, of a well-rounded fitness regimen.
When muscle and fascia (the surrounding connective tissue) are overworked, they restrict range of motion, create pain and prevent proper muscle movement. Using yoga therapy balls can provide deep massage that serves to literally release and unlock your body’s potential.
How does it work? The yoga therapy balls are pliable rubber balls that grip, grab and penetrate myofascial tissue to improve muscle function, enhance physical performance, prevent injuries, manage pain and increase flexibility.
Rx Series is a class that leads students through a program of self-myofascial release. It is a program created by Jill Miller (founder of Yoga Tune Up) and exclusively available at Equinox. The class prescribes the 3 ‘M’s (massage, mobilization and maximizing performance) as a way to completely restore the body using therapy balls, yoga blocks and stretch mats.