In this video we will focus on releasing muscles that run along the spine using Trigger Point Release and Self-Myofascial Release Techniques. We will work on releasing long superficial muscles( erector spinae) as well as deep spinal muscles (multifidi, rotatores, semispinalis, levator costae.) You will need a wall to lean on and sFera Massage Balls.
Releasing Trigger Points in the spinal muscles is the first step in correcting posture and eliminating back pain. However, core training is the second most important step in preventing those Trigger Points from flaring up again. Pilates is one of the best forms of deep core training that teaches you proper body mechanics that can be used in any other activity that you are interested in. You can try this Pilates fundamentals video to connect to your core.
All spinal muscles become extremely vulnerable if the abdominal muscles are weak and deconditioned. Any sudden movement, bad twist, heavy lifting (especially with a bad technique) can cause an injury to these muscles and create Trigger Points in them. Poor posture (slouching, uneven weight distribution) are another cause of Trigger Points and unexplained back pain.
Benefits of Paraspinals Release
- Relieve back pain along or a couple of inches away from the spine
- Correct postural imbalances associated with tightness in the back muscles
- Prepare body for effective core training
- Release tight back muscles