Self-Treatment Tools

Your provider at The Frida Center may recommend tools for you to use in self-treatment. Many of these are available online and are listed below. If you have questions about any of these items, please ask at your next visit.

NEW!  Myofascial Self Care Video Course
Developed by a pair of myofascial release therapists, this self-treatment program is a great way to continue your MFR treatment at home. More than 80 videos presented with simplicity and gentleness. Highly recommended! 
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CranioCradle
Designed to feel and function like skilled therapeutic hands under the body, the CranioCradle® gently relaxes tense muscles, relieves aches, pains and fatigue and provides deep relaxation. Available at amazon.com.

Comprehensive Myofascial Self Treatment
This excellent self-care guide teaches you how to use a variety of tools, such as the 4" small ball and CranioCradle, as well as introducing the MFR way to stretch. Available at amazon.com.

Thera Cane
This simple yet effective self-massager makes it easy to apply pain-relieving deep compression directly to hard, knotted trigger points anywhere they occur, breaking up tension even in the hardest-to-reach muscle areas. Available at amazon.com.

Half-Round Foam Roller
This softer density foam roller is cut in half, allowing your body to let go of the need to balance on a round surface and ease into positions for self treatment. Available at amazon.com.

Inner Awareness CD
From John F. Barnes, PT, founder of myofascial release, this guided meditation CD can help you calm the fight-or-flight response and increase your relaxation response. Available at myofascialrelease.com.

The Sacro Wedgy
Specially shaped to fit the contours of the sacrum, this gentle tool helps maintain pelvic alignment, ease back pain, and calm the central nervous system. Sold in female (pink) and male (blue) versions. Available at amazon.com.

4" Small Ball
This soft vinyl ball, used as part of a home therapy program, can really help ease tension and pain at their source. Available at amazon.com.

9" Coregeous Ball
This soft inflatable ball is perfect for easing fascial tension across larger areas. It can be easily deflated or inflated to find the perfect resistance. Available at amazon.com.

Thumbby Soft Massage Cone
This wonderful little tool sticks to the wall, allowing you to lean into it with your body weight to release tense, knotty areas. Available on amazon.com.