Top 5 methods to reduce muscle tightness

#1 Foam Rolling

When used correctly foam rolling can be very effective. It stretches the muscle fibers as it also promotes blood flow during the rolling. Highly recommended as an at-home treatment.

#2 Positional Release Therapy

When done properly positional release therapy tricks the muscle into accepting a more relaxed position encouraging it to reduce its spasticity.

#3 Heating Modalities

When applied for the correct duration heating a muscle increases blood flow and reduces spasticity. Especially useful when used in conjunction with other modalities.

#4 Deep Tissue Massage

If you are experiencing chronic tightness deep tissue massage can be very useful. It can help break up adhesions and scar tissue allowing the muscle to release.

#5 Stretching

Stretching is probably the most common method to release muscle tightness. The drawback of stretching is it is only really effective if the muscle is restricting the joint from getting to optimal range of motion.

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