“The Stick” works like massage theraphy, but you can do it anywhere and anytime. It takes care of your muscles by increasing blood flow, improving flexibility and accelerating muscle recovery.
It will therefore help treat and prevent injuries and problems such as
- Runner’s knee
- Muscle cramps
- Muscle stiffness
- Trigger points
What is a Trigger Point?
A trigger point is basically the technical term for a muscle knot. When a muscle is used excessively, some of the muscle fibers can become stuck in their contracted state. If this happens to enough fibers, entire sections of a muscle stay tight and rigid. These rigid sections of muscle are trigger points. Fortunately, they are usually easy to locate because they can be quite painful when pressure is applied to them.
How to handle Trigger Points?
Although it can be quite uncomfortable, trigger points are easy to get rid of. You do so by massaging them on a regular basis. This doesn’t mean you simply make an appointment with a masseuse and forget about it. Trigger points are quite persistent. Even though a message session will have you feeling nice and loose, trigger points can and often do come back easily, especially if you’re continually engaging in the activity that brought them on in the first place.
Once you get the feel for self massage, you’ll begin to recognize the tightness that develops throughout your body and you’ll be amazed at the looseness and comfort you feel afterward. Not only is it an excellent form of pain relief, but it’s also a great way to prevent injury. If you participate in any sports or other strenuous activities, it would be a great thing to incorporate into your warm-up routine as well as after your activity.
Looks interesting - although the whole body kit is a bit steep. Bet there is a way to 'make/come up with' an alternative and equally effective methodology... (That is, accepting that it is 'effective!)