Point of Relief

The Point of Relief

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.

What is It

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

Lower Back

Driving Pain

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

Easy to follow videos of how to use the Point of Relief

Glute Releases for Lower Back Pain, Sciatica, Piriformis Syndrome

Glutes standing active release is a good introductory technique. It is not too intense as you and moderate your pressure.
Laying on the floor using the Point will give a strong and deeper release. Letting the leg fall out to the side allows the Point to get in really deep. Try to relax onto the Point to let it do it’s work.
Laying with a straight legs and rotating your foot in and out will give a different release to the above bent leg one. Finding what works best for you is important
Glute release using the figure 4 position is the most intense release for the the glutes. You will know all about it when using the technique so be careful to ease into the Point.

QLs or Quadratus Lumborum realease. For lower back pain and general stiffness

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.

 Trapezius release, for head aches, shoulder and neck pain

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.

Neck Release, front and back. For head aches, shoulder pain, wry neck & general stiffness

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
Start using the Point with the FLAT side up, it’s a good introduction and not too intense. Be sure to move up and down your neck to find your sore spots.
For a more intense release turn the Point up and really target your tight spots while moving your head.

Middle Back, Rhomboids and Thoracic Spine

Use the same distance from your spine as the QLs release. Make sure you move around to find the sore spots and hold on them.
Raising your arm up and down will give a stronger release.
You may get some referred or shooting sensations, that means you’re on a good spot 🙂

Plantar Fascia release

You can moderate your pressure as you are standing up. Be sure to work through the whole foot, not just where it is sorest.

Hamstring 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

Teres Major & Minor

Be sure to be active and roll over to find the sore spots. Keeping your hand high to take some weight so you can moderate the pressure

Quadriceps Release

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!

VMO or Vastus Medialis Oblique. Great release for jumpers knee or patella tendon issues

VMO is the bulky muscle just above your knee towards the mid line of your body, the bulk quad muscle

Top of ITB or Iliotibial Band

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

Lower parts of ITB or Iliotibial Band

It’s very important to take you time and work through the entire length of the ITB. Just releasing one area won’t assist you as much as the whole band. Very important for lower back pain, jumpers knee and patella tracking issues.

Pectoral Muscle

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.

Jaw Release

It may sound odd to release your jaw, but it can assist with head aches and back aches so give it a try

Forearm Release

A surprising amount of tension is held in your forearms. Give this release a go and use as much pressure as you like. Try flexing your fingers into a fist and releasing when you find a sore spot

Richard Squires – Massage Therapist at South Yarra Spinal and Sports Medicine

The Point Of Relief (POR) self-massage tool is a must have for athletes looking for effective muscle relief at home. When combined with a foam roller (which can account for broad areas of tissue), the POR can target very specific areas of muscular tension and trigger points. Unlike a spiky ball the POR has a wide base of support, meaning it won’t shift underneath the weight of your body. This feature is important when you’re looking to work on a specific area, as you can manipulate your own body weight around the POR without having to worry about becoming unstable. This tool can be used on various areas, from the glutes to the back, the neck and shoulders. I use the POR every day to help release my lower back, hips and glutes, and would recommend with confidence to any of my clients.
Richard Squires Remedial Massage Therapist.

Dr Louise Sung – Pyrmont Chriopractic

“The Point of Relief (POR) has been an great take home tool for our patients at Pyrmont Chiropractic. Working on persistent trigger points between appointments has helped our patients speed recovery, relieve pain and improve the longevity of their adjustments. The POR is the nicest product I have found in this category. It’s weight, shape and feel is perfect for trigger point and muscle release work. Thank you Luke for an excellent product!”

Ryan Gordon – Gordon Performance – Personal Trainer & Exercise Science

​The Point of relief massage tool is a great addition to the self-massage tools I use to improve tissue quality before, during and after strength, power, speed and conditioning sessions. I recommend the POR to all my clients to use as regularly as they can as I have seen great improvement in mobility through the hips and thoracic spine / shoulder region.
This tool effectively releases deeper muscles through the hip which has helped my clients improve their hip mobility that plays an integral component in rehabilitating lower limb and lower back injuries.
Ive used quite a few self massage tools over the past few years and the POR is by far the best I have used.
​I highly recommend this product

Bernie Milross – Vigour Pilates

I am a pilates instructor and gymnastics coach of many years experience. I have started using the “point of relief” in my studio to help clients with muscular aches and pains, as well as trying to release tight muscles that have not been successfully released with any other method.
I cross train our State and National Gymnasts in Pilates and am looking forward to introducing the point of relief into their sessions with me also.
I gave the point of relief a trial over the weekend to try to release my upper traps which have been troublesome since moving house and waterskiing. I am very happy with the result and intend to follow up with more massage this weekend.
I also found it easy to use as a massage tool on others. It saved my thumbs, and allowed a generous amount of pressure without overexerting the fingers and hands.
Well done to Luke on this exciting new product!

Tammy Curtis – Personal Trainer at Fit for All

​The PoR is a fantastic tool I use regularly on myself as well as my personal training clients for releasing muscle groups that are hard to target just through stretching. Many clients now own their own one as well and get to do release work from home. This is having a greater impact on pain free ROM allowing better movement in their PT sessions. I highly recommend it!

Rebecca Prewett – Pilates Instructor & Massage Therapist

I wanted to give you some feedback on the Point. I have been a Pilates instructor and massage therapist for many years, working in a combined practice with a Physiotherapist, and have tried and used many products for pain/injury management for both clients and myself after an L5/S1 disc herniation 3 years ago. A few weeks ago my back went, which happens periodically and usually means about 2 weeks of high level pain, spasms, limited movement and considerable contortion. I used the Point for half an hour from T12 to my gluteals, and got up straight and walking fine! This is an absolute first, and getting onto it quickly made all the difference. My pain has diminished considerably as I now use the point regularly, while driving, stretching, even on the plane, and it has become my first point of call for managing my back. I carry it with me and highly recommend it to clients and colleagues, can’t say enough about it! The Point is convenient and incredibly effective. Thank you!

Matt Brindle from Integrate Training

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.

Harrison Peacock – 2012 Olympic Volleyballer

As a volleyballer I use Point of Relief on a daily basis. It is great for body maintenance and treating those sore spots. An essential part of the bag of any serious athlete!

Sandra Gillett – Pilates Instructor at Simply Pliates

Absolutely love this product!!! Really works well with our Pilates studio. Thank you!!

Introduction Video

Point of Relief

For tight back, shoulders, legs, feet or knees ......

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.

Trapezuis Muscle

For neck and you shoulder. ......

Trapezium Muscle Is between your neck and you shoulder. You will get release going up your neck and to your shoulder when you hit the right spots.
For shoulder pain, neck pain, headaches.
For a stronger release try laying on the floor and sweeping your arm up and down.

Tibialis Anterior,Teres Major and Minor & Rhomboids

Frozen shoulder. ......

Great release for runner and cyclists. Start by using the flat side of the Point and then if you want more pressure use the Point. Make sure you work all the way up and down the muscle towards you knee and ankle.
Great for frozen shoulder and for any throwing or spiking sports. Use the flat side first so you can roll over to hit all your spots. If you want a stronger release then give the Point a go, ouch!!!
Great release for frozen shoulder, neck pain, throwing sports and nursing mothers. Be sure to work up and down the muscle, not just one point

Quadriceps,Quadriceps - VMO Muscle & QL - Quadratus Lumborum

Start by using the flat side of the Point. Bending your leg while on those sore spots will give a great release.For a more intense and deep release try using the point end.
In addition to the general Quad release above, try the VMO technique below and be sure to bend your knee when you hit the good spots.
This is the muscle running up and down both sides of your spine from your lower back up to your middle back. Great release for lower back pain and inflexibility.
The first picture shows the width of the muscle and then the other show the height and technique, notice the bent legs. Be sure to work up and down both sides of the muscle, not just the sore spots.

Plantar Fascia

A painful but worthwhile release for Plantar Fasciitis and Policemans Heel. Make sure you work all around the sole of your foot, the trigger points and sore spots will be everywhere. Moving your toes up and down, as shown in the picture during the pressure will give you a better release.

Pectoralis Major and Minor

An important release for those in the gym a lot working on their chest. Also for throwing sports and spiking sports.
Start with a relaxed arm and find all your sore spots. To make it more intense simply move your arm slowly higher out to the side until above your head.