Updated: Feb 9
Hi Guys, If you want to know how to properly and safely do soft tissue work on your shoulders, hips, and feet, then this post is for you!
10 Minutes of soft tissue work a day goes a long way to help decongest, desensitize, and restore muscle and joint function. This practice will not only help you perform better, it will greatly reduce the chances of injury and common aches and pains.
Although there are 100's of different mobilizations you can perform, the following 4 rules should be applied to your practice for best results and safety.
1. Maintain Breathing. You should always be able to take a full inhale and exhale. If you can't reduce the intensity of the mobility technique.
2. Always work within your capacity. Stop if you excess feel pain! At most, don't pass 7 out of 10 on the discomfort scale. Or consult your doctor if you are unsure if you should be doing any mobility or soft tissue work.
3. Frequency is better then intensity or duration. Doing a few minutes of mobility every day has a greater impact then less frequent longer duration sessions.
4. Mobility work is an active practice. Keep moving and breathing as you mobilize tissues for best results.
Thanks for reading, please comment to let me know how these mobilizations are working for you! Additionally you can check out my mobility playlist for more mobility techniques.
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