The MRT is an extremely effective tool when it is used correctly.
The MRT is designed to be used in direct contact with the skin, but can also be used outside clothing.
5 Points to remember when using your MRT:
1. When using the MRT it is very important to remember that you are kneading the muscle in the same way a physio does.
2. Use the MRT at a pressure and angle that are comfortable to you - It is very important not to rush and cause harm by applying too much pressure.
3. As a general rule, for larger muscle groups you should move the MRT in one direction at any time - this is to encourage blood flow, which in turn will stimulate the recovery of muscle. The MRT is design in a way which allows you to find the perfect edge for specific areas.
4. Always remember that everyone has different pain thresholds, and you need to find yours and handle the MRT in such a way as not to cross this threshold.
5. If you feel the need, use some muscle oils or other lubricant (Coconut oil is a popular choice) to ensure a smooth glide along the muscle - This is also where the hygienic design of the MRT comes into play, it can be washed with warm soapy water after use.
Using your MRT - Video:
(Videos by Sarah Kim Watchorn - http://www.sarahkimwatchorn.com/ )
This is a short video, showing a quick selection of ways in which the MRT can be used. More specific videos will be added below shortly.
There are many more ways to get to those muscles which give you the most trouble, but the principle of how it is used does not change. If you have any questions on a particular area you want to target, please contact us and we will respond as soon as we can.
This is without doubt the most common injury, known as runners leg, in which the ITB creates friction in the knee. Massaging your ITB using the MRT relieves tension in the tendon. This is almost impossible to massage correctly with a foam roller
An awkward muscle to self-massage even with a foam roller, The MRT gets a deep tissue massage using slow methodical strokes . Mostly using spine and main arch