MyoTool Self-Mobilisation and Massage Tool
For muscles, joints, and connective tissues
The MyoTool is One of the most versatile self-treatment massage devices ever designed for the musculoskeltal system. Maximise the benefit of your massage!
Some functions of the MyoTool are:
- 1st rib mobilisations
- Plantar fascia massage
- Buttock and Piriformis pumping
- Pumping Massage to the hamstrings
- Gliding massage of the calf muscles
- Quad and hamstring stretching
- Upper cervical traction / suboccipital release
MyoTool - Not just a trigger point tool:
- Accupressure and trigger point release
- Soft tissue pumping and gliding techniques for the spine and extremities
- Combined Neural gliding and soft tissue treatment techniques
- Spinal traction techniques
- Mobilisation/Release of fascial restrictions
- Assisted stretching
- SELF JOINT MOBILISATION /MANIPULATION to each and every spinal joint
- Segmental spinal facilitation and stabilisation
The Myotool was designed to help manage the tightness, stiffness and discomfort that we all experience sometimes in life. Two manual physical therapists created this tool to give people the ability to treat themselves, with a similar benefit to what they may experience with a hands-on treatment they receive at Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy, Osteopathic or Chiropractic clinic. If you are being treated by a healthcare practitioner, they may have specific instructions for using the Myotool or want you to work on a particular area.
MyoTool - What's in a name?
Myo - means muscle. The MyoTool is specifically designed to directly treat your body's muscles, joints, and connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, and fascia). A manifestation of injury and stress in the body is pain. using the Myotool to restore normal flexibility and mobility to your tissues can improve your level of comfort, well-being, and performance.
Tool - This 'body tool' is easy to use and effective because of its design. The elongated 'C' shape allows you to reach and treat your whole body, from the top of your spine to the bottom of your feet. The design takes advantage of leverage - that means that you only need to exert minimal effort for maximum results! All the knobs were strategically designed and positioned to allow you to apply just the right amount and quality of pressure for your body.
The 4 self-treatment massage techniques
There are four basic techniques you will use to treat your body. You can sustain the pressure on an area while focusing on relaxation, rock the lever back and forth to promote mobility and circulation, pump the tool lengthwise to enhance muscle and joint mobility, or glide the knobs along tight tissues to encourage flexibility and free up fascial restrictions.
Treatment with the Myotool should be comfortable. Sometimes you may experience that "hurt-so-good" feeling, but if the discomfort becomes more than that- lighten up! - you are probably pushing too hard. If you are using the Myotool while lying down, remember that the surface you are lying on makes a big difference. If the pressure feels too strong, try using the Myotool while lying on a soft mattress, or place a folded towel over the knobs to soften the pressure. If you are not getting enough pressure, use the Myotool while lying on the firm floor for maximal pressure.
You can work through exercises from each section for a whole body "tune-up", or just work on the problem areas. This manual is full of self treatment ideas for your whole body, but it is in no means comprehensive. Be creative and use different parts of the tool to find what works and feels best for you. As you experiment, you will probably find new techniques that feel great and provide relief. Enjoy!!
Comprehensive Massage Guide is included
A comprehensive users guide to assist you in using the MyoTool to its full potential is included which details over 50 unique massage techniques for various parts of your body. You can now effectively massage:
- The Neck
- The Mid Back
- The Chest, Shoulders & Arms
- The Low Back
- The Buttocks & Hips
- The Thighs
- The Lower Legs & Feet
Example Massage Techniques - The Neck
Below are some examples of techniques for massaging your neck using the MyoTool. For examples of other body parts refer to the User's Guide (included with package) or for a tutorial on how to massage your back click here.
|To work the muscles at the base of your head (sub occipitals), lie on a mattress and place the center knobs at the base of your skull. Slowly turn your head side to side or up and down. If the pressure is too great, place the Myotool on a pillow or put a folded towel over the knobs.|
|To stretch the sub occipital muscles, lie on your back and position the center knobs at the base of your skull. Gently push the Myotool upward with both hands. Relax and breathe slowly and evenly|
|While standing or sitting, glide or pump the center knobs at the base of your skull. This can also be done lying on your back. Put the Myotool on a pillow or put a folded towel over the knobs if the pressure is too great.|
|Use an end-knob to sustain pressure on tight or knotted muscles in your mid or lower neck. Breathe slowly and evenly.|
|Glide an end-knob down the back and sides of your neck. Applying a little lotion to your neck will improve the gliding. Bend your head forward or to the side to increase the stretch.|
|Use the center knobs to work both sides of your neck simultaneously in a gliding or pumping motion.|
|Sustain pressure over the muscles connecting your neck to your shoulders with the tri-knobs and bi-knobs. Bend your head to the opposite side to increase the stretch.|
|Roll the center knobs along both sides of your spine in a pumping motion while standing, sitting, or lying on your back.|
|Position both center knobs to one side of your neck and glide them down toward your shoulders. Bend you neck forward or to the side to increase the stretch.|
|While lying on your back, use an end knob to work your upper back and between your shoulder blades|
More Uses and Physiotherapy
Mobilizations with movement (MWMs, SNAGs) to any spinal level
Lumbar unilateral facet joint mob / trigger point release
Specific bilateral facet joint mobilisations
1st rib Mobilization / scalene stretch