Pro-Tec Massage Roller

 With Trigger Point Release

Roller Massager Benefits

Roller Massager Techniques

 2 Techniques

Use both rolling massage and trigger point release

Example Treatments

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(Treatments not shown on this page but are part of the instruction manual: Quadriceps Strain/Tightness, Arch Tightness/Pain, Upper Arm Tightness/Pain, Upper Back Tightness/Pain, Shin Splints)

 Forearm & Elbow Tightness/Pain

Roller Massage

Anchor one end of roller massager into your side (just above front hip). Grip other end with opposite hand and roll over area of discomfort/tightness in forearm.

Trigger point release

Place soft rounded end into the spasm/knot or tight area of muscle and apply pressure. Hold for 60-90 seconds.

Injury Benefit

  • Forearm tightness: Stimulates circulation and soft tissue relaxation, expediting recovery time.
  • Epicondylitis (Tennis/Golf Elbow): Relaxes muscles and soft tissue structures, decreasing tension to elbow joint. Increases circulation to expedite healing process.

Performance Benefit

  • Increases flexibility and decreases soft tissue tension.
  • Improves muscle mobility and function.
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 Shoulder & Neck Tightness/Pain

Roller Massage

Shoulder: Roll the massager from the bottom edge of your neck to the outer edge of your shoulder, slightly stretching your neck to the opposite side you are working on.

Neck: Roll the massager along the sides of your neck.

Trigger point release

Shoulder: Press the soft rounded end into area of tightness on shoulder and hold for 60-90 seconds.

Neck: Consult with a physician before before applying any direct pressure to neck.

Injury Benefit

  • Neck tightness: Relaxes muscles.
  • Shoulder stiffness: Decreases tightness and tissue restrictions and helps loosen knots.

Performance Benefit

  • Increases flexibility and decreases soft tissue tension felt in shoulders, upper back, neck and back of head.
  • Improves muscle mobility and function
  • May improve arm swing speed.
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 IT Band Syndrome (pain on outside of knee)

Roller Massage

Roll the massager along the length of the outside of your thigh starting at your hip to just above your knee.

Trigger point release

A common trigger point release location for IT Band Syndrome is 3-6 inches above the top of the patella (knee cap) on the outside of the leg. Press soft round end into IT Band location of choice and hold for 60-90 seconds.

Injury Benefit

  • Decreases tightness in IT Band, reducing tension at its insertion in the lateral/outside knee.

Performance Benefit

  • IT Band release.
  • Increases flexibility of hip and knee joints.
  • Decreases pain during activity.
  • Increases range of motion.
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 Calf & Achilles Tightness/Pain

Roller Massage

Roll the massager along the length of the back side of your lower leg, known as your calf muscle, from just above the posterior aspect of your knee down to your heel bone.

Trigger point release

Press the soft rounded end into the spasm/knot of the muscle, and apply pressure. Hold for 60-90 seconds.

Injury Benefit

  • Stimulates circulation and warms muscle, decreasing tightness.
  • Decreases muscular pull on the posterior knee and Achilles tendon.
  • Alleviates conditions of plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis.

Performance Benefit

  • Reduces pain.
  • Improves muscle flexibility.
  • Increases ankle and knee range of motion.
  • Improves muscle function and mobility.
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 Lower Back Tightness/Pain

Roller Massage

Roll the massager horizontal and vertical across low back and upper buttock region, along spinal column and to areas between the ribs and hip bone.

Trigger point release

With one soft end pressed against a wall, press other end into the center of right or left buttocks and apply pressure with your ownweight. Hold for 60-90 seconds. (Consult with a physician before applying direct pressure to lower back).

Injury Benefit

  • Decreases muscle tightness and soft tissue restrictions.

Performance Benefit

  • Increases trunk rotation, flexibility, and mobility.
  • Decreases pain in low back and/or buttocks.
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 Hamstring Strain/Tightness

Roller Massage

Roll the massager along the length of the back side of your thigh starting at the base of your buttocks to just below the posterior/back of your knee.

Trigger point release

With one soft end anchored against wall, press other end into knot/tightness of muscle, and apply pressure for 60-90 seconds

Injury Benefit

  • Decreases muscle and soft tissue tightness
  • Pull on the posterior knee joint and hip bones gives relief to buttocks and low back.

Performance Benefit

  • Increases flexibility and decreases soft tissue tension.
  • Improves muscle mobility and function.
  • May improve leg speed and jump height.
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