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We’ve been studying a variety of myofascial massage options and best practices in my all new TZP Health and Wellness Group. Since Myofascial therapies have been one of the most popular subjects to hit The Zebra Pit and I’m dedicated to the practice myself, I wanted to take the time to share some additional resources for those interested in starting out on this journey toward better wellness.
Resources at the Zebra Pit
To begin with, of course there’s our ever growing library of blasting resources here at the Zebra Pit:
- Fascia Treatments for EDS and Fibromyalgia– An in-depth review of full-sized FasciaBlasters with a bit of information about why they work so well. We also just added a beginning FasciaBlasting Video!
- Identifying 7 Types of Head Pain in EDS and FMS– This isn’t about blasting per se, but I do talk about how it helped my head pain A LOT!
- FaceBlaster now available!– a quick little post announcing the birth of this fab new baby.
- Fasciablaster’s Fab Little Sister; The FaceBlaster– an in-depth review of the FaceBlaster I did after I’d had a chance to use mine for a while, including what they’re best for.
- Moving into Maintenance Phase– Talks about tapering off from frequent practice to maintenance blasting to maintain all your hard work once you’ve achieved major progress.
- 23 Tips for FasciaBlasting with EDS & FMS – My guide to blasting safely and effectively with EDS and fibromyalgia including pacing considerations.
- FasciaBlaster Buying Guide – Where I break down which tool works best based on individual need.
- Easy DIY Massage Therapy talks about a more passive kind of myofascial therapy with a 3 in 1 massager that provides ultrasound/cavitation therapy, far infrared therapy and EMS. Includes a video tutuorial and quick guide.
- Encouraging Hair Growth Using a FaceBlaster – balding is nothing to be ashamed of, many women suffer female pattern baldness. Find out how myofascial therapy can help.
- How Massage Can Improve Numbing, Gum Disease and TMD, learn how myofascial massage can even improve your dental problems and the ability to get numbed with lidocaine for procedures!
- Myofasical Therapy Options, A YouTube tutorial
- FasciaBlasting Techniques for Beginners, a YouTube tutorial which teaches fasciablasting for relief of wide-spread pain
- 3 in 1 Myofascial Massager Review on YouTube
- Easy Oil Application using a squeeze bottle on YouTube
- Encouraging Hair Growth Using a FaceBlaster is a tutorial on using the faceblaster on the head and neck and how it helped me grow thicker, healthier hair.
Unfortunately the group I used to admin for no longer seems to be very active. There are other groups that do focus on blasting, among other health topics for spoonies, like my own TZP Health and Wellness Group. Come learn with us! There are also a variety of other groups on Facebook. Just search and you’ll find plenty.
From a list of resources I use myself to write about myofascial exercise to the ones I use for my own practice, here’s some great information that will help you get better at your practice and stay up-to-date.
- Group, Edward. “The Health Benefits of Far Infrared Therapy.” Global Healing Center. Nov 12, 2015. Accessed Oct 23, 2019.
- Jacques, Erica.”Benefits of the Use of Ultrasound in Physical Therapy.” Live Strong. Accessed Oct 23, 2019.
- Miller, Douglas L et al. “Overview of therapeutic ultrasound applications and safety considerations.” Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine vol. 31,4 (2012): 623-34. doi:10.7863/jum.2012.31.4.623 Accessed Oct 23, 2019.
- Raymond, Fernando. “Why We Should Use Infrared Light Therapy?” Bye Bye Back Pain. Accessed Oct 23, 2019.
Finally, I think it’s important to understand what fascia is, how it works and functions to get the most out of your treatments. This article on fascia is a good place to start.
Another great resource is Ashley Black’s book, The Cellulite Myth, available on Amazon and Ashley Black’s Website here. I confess, I haven’t read it yet, but others in my group have and they recommend it.