Myofascial Release Therapy Testimonials
I recently took a class on YBR with Becky Bridson during a Women’s Health weekend. I have severe Osteoarthritis due to overuse and some horse related accidents. I have had 17 surgeries in the past 8 1/2 years and have lots of joint damage and deep Myofascial Restrictions, resulting in chronic pain. I am a Myofascial Release Therapist and give therapies as well as receive therapy and do self-treatment. I was amazed with the results using the YBR. I feel this is a missing link to self-treatment. Within 2 weeks, I have been able to treat and shift my ribs, collarbones and release restrictions under my sternum, thus allowing my shoulders to shift into a more normal alignment. It has relieved a lot of my shoulder pain and increased my range of motion and function. My hips no longer ache, and I am still working on my quads, hamstrings and gastroc muscles to help my knees.
The foot savers have drastically reduced the planter fasciatis pain and deep restrictions that were causing numbness in the balls of my feet.
I continue to use and explore the uses of the Yamuna balls. This self-treatment is reducing my joint pain and is allowing me to increase my activity level to do the things I enjoy and need to do. I am just so excited about the benefits of Yamuna Body Rolling!
Ronda Bolding – Lawrence, KS
Certified Physical Therapist Assistant
I have always struggled with a tight IT band. After 10 marathons and now getting into the Ironman training, I was looking for something to help with my flexibility and recovery. After a hard repeat interval workout on the treadmill, I noticed the local certified trainer, Becky Bridson, at my facility taking a client through a stretching session with a little rubber kickball. I thought there is no way this little ball can do anything for the muscles, especially on a bigger athlete like myself.
I approached Becky, and she explained the dynamics of the Yamuna Ball. I explained the frustration I was experiencing with my IT band and how the foam roller and typical stretching was not producing any relief. She took me through a quick 10-minute session. WOW, was I sold! I instantly put an order in and now have made ball rolling a part of my Ironman workouts. Not only do I use it for my IT band but it works on my neck, back, quads, calves and hamstrings.
In fact, I was so impressed with the results I quickly started using it on my college cross country and track athletes. I have recommended YBR to fellow college coaches and athletes. I can honestly say the Yamuna Ball has saved my career and helped many of my elite college athletes.
Tim Byers – Lawrence, KS
I have had the pleasure of taking a couple YBR sessions with Becky. I loved it from go. I love the idea that I can control what is happening and gear it specifically to my body that day. As I have transitioned into a job that has me in a seated position much more than I am used to my body has begun craving this work. I have this deep sense of needing release and being put back into alignment. The spinal roll out does just that for me. It sweeps my entire body and changes me from a sad sitting pelvis to an elongated version that feels so much better!
As someone who cannot tolerate deep tissue work in a massage I think this work is brilliant. It is all over body work at your own pace. It is modifiable to every level and depth. The balls further allow you to adjust the release to your needs. Love the face work, bone stimulation, and abdominal opening work, as well. The science behind the work is genius, but it is so simple that you can feel the work immediately.
As a Pilates instructor, I think every person can benefit greatly from this work. I am personally very excited to work my entire body and see what benefits my clients gain!
Ashley Sandefur – Lawrence, KS
Pilates Instructor, Pilates Performance and Rehab
After just one session with Becky and YBR, I knew it was working wonders for me. Training for Ironman World Championship, my body has been taxed to say the least. Becky was extremely helpful in describing what we were working and WHY. The day after our session I set a personal best on my 5+ hour bike ride. I just felt ‘FLUID’. It was amazing. I’ve tried other ‘self massage’ products and nothing has made such a difference than Becky and the YBR. I ordered products immediately and will continue to use the products in my DAILY training regime. I couldn’t recommend enough. Thank you Becky!
Kelly Harvey – Lawrence, KS
I “rolled” (but don’t rock) an average of 5 times per week for the last six months. Most of the time I use the larger ball, concentrating on my buttocks, lower back, hamstrings and thighs. I often roll my forearms, feet and hands on the smaller ball. I feel the Yamuna balls work better than the foam rollers or tennis balls I have tried in the past.
Most years I “ding” my back or hip and have to take some days off. This year, in spite of playing tennis three or four times per week and wade fishing in slippery streams, I did not lose any days to injury in the past several months. I credit this to my use of the Yamuna balls. Rolling seems to alleviate soreness and helps my flexibility. Part of this is due (I think) to the pressure/massage effect of the balls. Part is due to crawling around on the floor in positions I don’t usually take.
For two brief periods this summer I had to do without my 5″ Yamuna ball when I loaned it to friends with back trouble. Both people did something which caused their back muscles to knot up painfully. In both cases they reported relief in a few days.
Dick Wedel – Lawrence, KS
Retired Educator/Tennis Coach
I have been doing YBR for two years now. As a personal trainer, it is important to educate clients in the benefits of myofascial release in some form, and Yamuna’s body balls are my personal favorite, and in my personal opinion the best form. Foam rollers and tiger sticks are fine but with the balls you can really target specific muscles and apply more pressure directly to the target area. In my personal life, I YBR everyday. It has kept me out of the chiropractors office for 2 years now, and I was a frequent visitor at least twice a month. The foot wakers and foot savers are a must. A lot of knee and lower back pain and injury can be traced back to the feet. I am an avid runner and use the savers to relieve runners toe and plantar fasciitis. You can use the balls anywhere, on any muscle and can use them sitting or standing. If there is one magical, cure-all tool for pain it is the Yamuna body balls.
Jake Fritzel – Lawrence, KS
NASM Certified Personal Trainer/Corrective Exercise Specialist
Yamuna Body Rolling (YBR) is easy to learn, a revelation to experience, and rewarding in so many ways. YBR is one of the best things I’ve done for my body and my overall fitness as an adult. I sit at a desk all day and tensions and stresses held deeply inside layers of muscles can be found, relieved, and even eliminated through simple application of the principles and practice of YBR. YBR is not aerobic, requires no “athletic ability,” poses no threat or danger in practicing the techniques, can be done in minutes a day, needs no special shoes, outfits, or other specific clothing, and YOU get to control the timing, the duration, and the intensity of any session you choose to begin. Something so beneficial that is this simple to do, and so flexible in its requirements and in its application, is rare in the world of better health and fitness. I’m 64, and while I wish I had known of, and had been practicing, YBR long before now, I’m happy to have found a great instructor at Action Potential who guided me through the easy learning process, answered all my questions, and released me into a healthier future as I continue the practice of Yamuna Body Rolling.
Don Adams – Lawrence, KS
Information Systems Manager
Once I started to do body rolling my dance performance improved tremendously. My partner will attest to that as well. It opened up my body so I could perform at a more elite level. One of the main differences is that my mind is more in tune with my body. Thus, I am very coachable because my body responds quickly to a new idea. Also, I became more grounded and at the same time lighter with better control. Personally, I believe any dancer who takes up Yamuna Body Rolling will find their dancing more fluid and fun than it already is for them. I believe dancing and Yamuna Body Rolling go hand in hand. Happy dancing to all who enjoy it!
Judy Marx – New York
Professional/Amateur Dancer, Retired Educator, CPYBR
As a Wellness Coach I am always looking for different modalities to use for myself and my clients. I heard about Yamuna from a friend and decided to purchase the Total Body Workout with silver ball. At the time I was having some sciatica issues and found that as I followed the program of exercises it had a dramatic and almost immediate positive affect on my sciatica. I wanted to learn more and decided to contact Becky Bridson to give me personal instruction. As I have been working with the balls and the Yamuna program I believe it is helping me continue to live a very active life. The exercises alleviate pain and discomfort in many ways that other programs do not. This weekend I shoveled 13 yards of compost and placed all over my backyard with wheel barrel and shovel. Tonight I plan on using the Yamuna exercises and I can guarantee you that tomorrow I will still be able to wake up and do my usual exercise routine. When working with the balls there are times when you are a little sore, but keep working with them because eventually within a couple of days the body responds and the pain disappears. I highly recommend Yamuna and deeply appreciate Becky’s guidance and coaching!
Shelly Murray – Shawnee, KS