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May 12

La Crosse Ball Hip Self Massage Techniques!

The hip joint can be a troublesome area for a lot of people.  There are times when hip pain can really impede the progress of a person’s day.  Common symptoms of hip pain can be tight hip flexors, sciatica, or tight IT bands on the sides of the leg.  A great way to alleviate that pain is by performing a self-massage technique on that area.

The theory behind performing self massage on a muscle group is that by pressing down on the muscles in and applying enough force, the blood vessels that supply blood flow to the muscles will dilate and the flow of oxygenated blood will travel to the massaged area more efficiently.  More oxygenated blood is theorized to delivery more functionality to the muscle.  With the muscle becoming more functional, it will likely be able to repair itself faster and move easier.

Sensations of tightness can be alleviated by performing self massage techniques such as foam rolling and/or La Crosse ball self massage.  In this particular case we are talking about tight hips.  By following the instructions on the video below, these techniques can help alleviate hip pain, sciatica and lack of mobility in the hip joint.  These exercises can be performed before exercise to help warm up the muscles and “wake up” the hips a little.  This routine can also be used in a mobility improving routine by performing this routine 2-3 times a week on a consistent basis.

Feel free to contact me and let me know if you have any further questions about the techniques or any suggestions on what you would like to know more about.

Hips hips hips!