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This ART Do IT Yourself Guide is intended to help show you how to relieve shoulder, thigh, knee, foot, ankle, and shin pain with ART an active release technique. Tight thigh & leg muscles are often involved in lower limb pain. A tight trapezius can lead to neck & jaw pain as well as headaches. Actively engaging the muscles utilizes the interaction between the nervous system and the muscular system and can help provide relief. This guide is intended for massage therapists to share with clients as home self-care techniques and others as general self-care methods.
Applying even firm pressure stimulates pressure receptors while active movement stimulates stretch receptors. This work is simply to the point and does not require any purchase of tennis balls, lacrosse balls, rollers, knobs or pokers. You already have everything you need. If you do have on going chronic pain and discomfort we do recommend you seek out a massage therapist and ART practitioner to enhance your own self-care efforts.
Note: Information provided on this site and within articles does not designate a suggestion as a replacement for professional medical therapy. When experiencing acute or chronic pain or reduced mobility please seek immediate medical care.
The more you are open to exploring your own musculature the more successful you will be with any of these suggested active muscle release techniques. If you are to release tension in the right upper shoulder muscle the trapezius grasp the muscle with your left hand fingers on the back of the muscle and thumb on the front of the muscle. Grasp the muscle between the neck and the shoulder joint and gently squeeze.
Make sure your fingers and thumb are on muscle. Flex the neck away from the right s...
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...ductors than it does with the hamstrings themselves. Therefore our suggestion is to release the thigh as a whole. Work the IT band first then follow with the following unilateral release.
First stand next to a counter, doorway or stationary chair for balance if needed. Hyperextend your leg at the hip backward and hold at full extension for 1 and 1/2 seconds. Repeat several times on both sides. This will help relax the hip flexors.
Now sit in a position that allows you to lean back opening the hip to 45 degrees. Start at the top of the thigh and grasp on either side with both hands fingers underneath the thigh and thumbs on top. Squeeze into the thigh with your fingers and thumb as you flex the leg up toward the trunk then extend out again point the foot down and flexing the toes. Hold for 1 and 1/2 seconds then relax. Repeat several times on both sides.