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Myofascial Release Technique for Feet

Updated: Aug 15, 2022

Did you know that tennis balls are great for more than just tennis? If you are looking for an inexpensive DIY technique to release tension, then grab a tennis ball and try this out at home!

While we walk around on our feet everyday, they tend not to get the most attention and are often taken for granted. This exercise only takes a few minutes and goes a long way to release any myofascial tension built up in your feet.

Simply take a tennis ball and place it underneath your foot. If you have hardwood floors or similar it may be best to use a yoga mat to keep the ball from slipping out beneath you. If you have any balance challenges, be sure to find an area where you can hold onto a wall or piece of furniture.

Put your foot on the ball and gently begin to apply pressure. Begin slowly rolling the ball around different areas of the foot and allow your foot to melt into the ball. Do not over do the pressure, this should not cause you to grit your teeth. You may find tender areas but should not apply so much pressure that you have shooting pain.

Let your body be your guide on how much pressure to apply. Take 5-10 minutes for each foot and breath into the exercise to further relax your body.

Try keeping your tennis ball by your bed and give your feet the attention they deserve before tucking them in for the night!


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