The Point of Relief was developed in consultation with many international level athletes and practitioners including Olympians, World Champions and Internationally respected Physiotherapists.
Whether you have a sore or tight back, shoulders, legs, feet or knees the Point of Relief is for you. Decrease your reliance on various practitioners and help treat yourself at home between appointments.
The Point of Relief is designed to give true deep tissue muscle tension release. With its generous height, standing at 80mm tall and sturdy base, 80mm square it can get into all the difficult to reach areas throughout your body. It’s made from high grade rubber and silicone that comes together to form a highly durable product with a comfortable feel to give the best results for self treatment or to be used by a practitioner to reduce finger stress.
It could be said that is works in a similar way to the Spiky Ball, and it does, but the difference is the lasting effect that the Point of Relief can give you. The Spiky Ball gives what can be called a superficial release, which while it does feel good straight after treatment the discomfort soon returns. However with the Point of Relief of you more able to really change the tension in the muscle over time which will drastically reduce you soreness, stiffness and body aches.
The Point of Relief is also very versatile, being able to be used anywhere and in very small cramped spaces like on a plane to reduce back ache from top to bottom. It’s great whilst driving your car to improve your posture and helps you really spring out of the car after a long journey.
It’s been see on team benches in sports stadiums, office desk tops, in school classrooms, on work sites, in gyms, training studios, Pilates & Yoga studios, Osteopaths, Myotherapists, Physiotherapists, Australian Institute of Sport to name some.
The Point of Relief was designed by Luke Campbell (2004 Olympic Volleyballer) in consultation with the doctors, physios, masseurs and acupuncturists that help treat him throughout his career. Luke found that during his career there was many products on the market to help with pain, but nothing that really hit the spot and made a difference. There is so much body pain out there in society and nothing the really make a difference so we decided to make one. The Point of Relief is ideal for athletes in any sport, pregnant women, tradies, shop assistance that stand, office workers that sit, practitioners with sore hands, nursing mothers or fathers, really anyone who suffers from pain and want to feel better.
VMO – Stiff Knees and Jumpers Knee
ITB – Sore Knees and Sore Back
Head Aches – from the Neck
Head Aches – back of Neck
Tight or Pumped Forearms
Latts – Frozen shoulder and shoulder pain
Quads – Sore knees & Jumpers Knee
Hip Flexor – Sore Kness and Sore Back
Upper Back and Shoulders
QLs – Lower Back
Head Aches – from the Jaw
Tricepts – Shoulder and Elbow Pain
Pecs – Shoulder pain and posture
Tib Ant – Shin Splints
Hammies and Calves
Sore Feet – Plantar Fascitis
This video shows where you should place the Point. Please note that it is not in the spine, but on the muscles down the sides of your spine.
Standing with bent legs will give you the ability to push back into the wall to give more pressure.
The standing Traps release is a good introduction release, not too intense. The harder you push, the stronger the pressure and release
If you need a stronger release laying on your back will really work. Be sure to move the Point around until you find your tight spots.
Using the opposite hand to the side of your neck press into the muscles around your neck. Make sure to move the Point around to find your sore spots and work on them
Find a sore spot in your neck and hold the Point on that spot. Then move your head side to side and up and down to get a long leasting active release
Be sure to release all the way up and down the hamstring. The harder you press down with your hand the deeper the release.
Using the FLAT side of the Point follow the video.
You can try it with the Point but it will be quite intense
Using the flat side of the Point is a good introduction to quad release. make sure you release the whole line of the muscle, not just one spot
For a stronger, deeper and more exact release, try using the Point. It will be more intense!
Definitely start with the standing release because you can easily control your pressure. Working about 5cm below your hip bone.
For a far more intense release start with the Point next to you and roll onto it. Be careful and take your time, it has a fair kick to it
Try the bent arm release first, it’s a little less intense than the straight arm one. make sure you work various point in you pectoral muscles, there are lots of trigger points in there!
For a stronger release keep your arm straight and use a windscreen wiper action. Again, make sure you move the Point around to release all the trigger points.
Integrate Training has been using the Point of Relief for a couple of years now and our clients love the ease at which it may be used but more importantly the effectiveness in which it helps manage their minor aches and pains. The Point of Relief’s response on the CNS allows us as trainers to help achieve freedom of movement with our clients, combined with specific mobility exercises it makes for a more effective and successful training session. Many of our clients now have them to use within their workplace, especially those that sit for long periods of time. On more of a personal note it is fantastic to take in your luggage as it takes up no space and it saves my fingers from doing all the work on my wife’s neck and shoulders. It’s a must have handy tool for pain management.