Self Myofascial Massage

Those who surf Blacks or a certain heavy Mexican beachbreak regularly know Gray Richards. Now in his 40′s and having endured serious injuries, Gray maintains the strength and stamina to hunt down tubes with the best of them.

In this episode of Health Nuts, we look at myofascial tissue which is a little talked about connective web beneath your skin surrounding your bones, muscles and organs. Most massage techniques specifically focus on muscles. They aim to loosen and relax muscles by applying pressure and gently manipulating them. Myofascial Release Massage takes it a bit further. Operating on the principle that you store stress and tension in your muscles and your connective tissue, myofascial release massage is done to unlock the discomfort of stiffness and pain through soft, sustained pressure using a variety of props. Massaging and releasing this stored energy in the tissue effects your strength, energy, metabolism and flexibility.

Camera/Edit James Campbell
Additional Footage Jack Chellemi
Music "Mimsy" by The Non
Host Gray Richards