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Self massage techniques like foam rolling, yamuna rolling and other self myofascial release tools such as the stick, a tennis ball, racquetball, golf ball, etc. (depending on area of body).<br><br>
I've heard good things about the Julstro method (<a href="http://www.julstro.com/" target="_blank">http://www.julstro.com/</a>), but haven't ever tried it.<br><br>
I do get a massage every month. My bank balance would definitely be happier if I didn't, but with my goals & training I consider it a necessity rather than luxury.
 

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Another idea, roots, would be to check out the massage schools in your area. Many of them offer low-cost massages by senior students.<br><br>
I fully credit the foam roller for keeping my ITB calm.<br><br>
Yoga is great for an overall stretch, but in my experience it's not going to get more serious degrees of tightness or knots out like bodywork can.<br><br>
Stretch! Despite occasional pain in my foot and very tight calves when I did take time to stretch, I was not stretching much while training for Shamrock because "I do yoga 4x/week so I don't need to and I don't have time."<br><br>
Maybe more stretching of the calves and hamstrings could have prevented what is now sidelining me.<br><br>
Oh, one more source, from a woman I've taken some yoga workshops with:<br><br><a href="http://www.subtleyoga.com/index.php?topic=book" target="_blank">http://www.subtleyoga.com/index.php?topic=book</a>
 
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