What are your thoughts on Myfascial Release techniques (which you can perform) vs. massages for your clients. I saw an interesting article (see link) discussing the benefits of massages, but can they be over rated for your clients who train on a consistent basis.
I like the idea of teaching people to know their own body. Myofascial release allows clients to relieve their muscular discomfort before it escalates. It can teach clients about their body, their stressors, their sensitivities, and stimulate their innate ability to self-care. Foam rollers are a great tool. Teaching myofascial release with foam rollers is a must.
Massage often times is not self induced, but has its place in self-care.