Spikey Balls and Why You Must Have One

HOW DO SPIKEY BALLS WORK?

Spikey Massage Balls are a great tool for helping reduce muscular aches and pains, whilst also helping improve mobility and range of movement. They have become a popular tool and personally I couldn’t live without mine. But just how do Spikey Balls work?

Spikey Balls typically:

  • Target and alleviate particular trigger points (small specific areas of muscular tissue tension).
  • Reduce muscle tension; improve blood flow and aid in injury prevention and rehabilitation.
  • Effects the myo-fascial system (the thin sheath that wraps around and holds muscle, connective tissue, nerves and blood vessels) to reduce any tightness and constriction of the region.
  • Help to keep muscles relaxed and loosened in between massages.
  • Used predominantly on neck, shoulder, lower back, gluteals and even feet. 

 

HOW TO USE YOUR SPIKEY BALL

Spikey Balls typically work by you applying your own body weight onto the ball. This should be done either on the ground or standing against a wall (use with caution as the small dimples on the ball may leave impressions on your gyprock walls). 

Similarly, to foam rolling start going over the desired region of your body crossing over a wider region. It is also recommended to start off up against the wall to begin with as you can control the amount of body weight and pressure in which you are applying more easily. Quick tip: to increase the amount of pressure when standing move your feet away from the wall slightly and closer to the wall if possible to reduce the amount of pressure.

Caution should be taken if serious bruising, cuts or abrasions and severe pain occurs within the areas in which the ball is being used as this may exacerbate the problem. 

SPIKEY BALLS ARE USER FRIENDLY

Spikey Balls are simply a must have! Why you may ask? One of the great things about spikey balls are they are easily stored and portable. So whether or not you’re travelling with it to work to use during your breaks, travelling away and know of some long hikes, trails or rides you’ll be taking part in or not quiete sure on how your body will cope sleeping on a different mattress they are a great tool to have. They say you should never look into a women’s handbag but quiete often you will see them stowed away within. They are quick and easy to use and more than often can help take the edge off those sore spots which if left untouched manifest into a more severe dysfunction. 

Ideally, you would use your spikey ball 2-3 times per week on a regular basis; I haven’t met or found one person that wouldn’t benefit from 5minutes of spikey ball massage. 

If you’re unsure of whether or not the Spikey Ball can help you, give us a call on (03) 9995 8164 or email the practice info@livewellfc.com.au so we can assist.

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