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What is the Franklin Method?
The Franklin Method is a very simple form of bodywork. It integrates postural awareness, self-massage and visualisation. You may not have heard of the Franklin Method before or perhaps you are a complete convert. They are, after all, amazing little balls.
Franklin balls were initially for use with the Franklin Method, a cutting-edge body work method among movement professionals, world-class athletes and dancers. It is used and acclaimed by The Royal Ballet School London, the Juilliard School of Arts New York and the Music Conservatory of Vienna. It is also popular amongst practitioners of Pilates, yoga, fitness and physical therapy – phew!
What can Franklin Method Balls be used for?
They can be used to massage and stimulate all areas of your body. Franklin balls can form part of your self-massage routine. The orange balls are recommended if you are more sensitive/sore.
If you are new to Franklin balls, then check out our recent article about the principles behind Franklin ball rolling.
There are three really informative books giving you specific ways to use Franklin balls. Our blog on how to relieve tension in your shoulders, neck and thoracic spine/upper back describes the areas covered in one of them.