How to roll out the fascia of the bottom of your feet!
Are you on your feet all day?
Are you an athlete or athletic and have tightness and/or tension in your feet?
Do you have old injuries in your plantar fascia or the muscles of the bottom of your feet?
Here is a quick video on how you can use a tennis ball or lacrosse ball to loosen the fascia in the bottom of your feet.
I talk about the importance of your feet and some self-care tips in earlier blogs (Do you Love your Feet? , I think I hurt myself… and Flip-flop season! Are you ready?). Here is a short video (with my dog Zim making a cameo) about one self-care trick on keeping the fascia of the bottom of your feet open.
Rolling the bottom of your feet is great to add to everyday self-care, especially if you have ever experienced plantar fasciitis.
Our feet are so important! If you are weight bearing on your feet, they are your foundation. They are where we make connection with the earth! Even people who have lost feeling in their feet will sometime tell you they still feel the energy. Just like any structure, you want a strong foundation. Taking care of your feet is like taking care of the foundation of your house.
I also see an interesting connection between neck pain and tight feet. Click here to read that post!
Remember, this should feel good! If you are getting a lot of pain (sharp, shooty, and/or nervy pain) stop and go see a doctor. You do not want to be rolling out your feet if you have a broken foot bone or torn muscle, tendon, or ligament.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me!
“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” ~ Chinese Proverb