About Symmetric Rolling

Benefits of Symmetric Rolling (Advanced Self Myofascial Release) include:

  • Chronic pain reduction
  • Increased energy
  • Approximately 12 weeks of Flexibility in an hour
  • Decreased fatigue
  • Dramatically improves Posture
  • Increased fluidity of movement
  • Increased Balance and stability
  • Increased Range of Motion
  • Dramatically increases Sports Performance
  • Aligns the Body and mind
  • Improves self awareness
  • Toxin flush of areas worked on
  • Weight loss
  • Improved mental focus
  • Increased overall happiness

Who can benefit from Symmetric Rolling (Advanced Self Myofascial Release)?

Symmetric Rolling is highly effective in treating patients with the following, but not limited to, diagnoses.

  • Chronic muscular and joint pain
  • Back strain, chronic back pain, low back pain, thoracic back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic cervical pain
  • Complex pain complaints
  • Headache
  • Myofascial pain dysfunction
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Trigger points, tender points
  • Scar tissue
  • Muscle tightness and limited range of joint motion
  • Poor posture or alignment issues
  • Muscle imbalances and or weaknesses
  • Flexibility issues
  • Injuries
  • Tight or shortened tendons/muscles
  • Fat loss and reduces the appearance of cellulite
  • Impingements
  • Sciatica
  • Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome

What to Expect in a Symmetric Rolling Session:

First we’ll sit and speak about the reason you are seeing me and work out the details of your medical history. Then we’ll do a few movement and postural assessments, take before photos and I will be giving feedback along the way. Once the session begins we will be utilizing different sized wooden spheres and dowels on specific fascia lines in the body using your body weight to release adhesions. You are in control the entire session. I am there to guide you and keep you on the proper lines and encourage you while you work through the tightness and or pain. You may feel unusual heat/energy moving through the body, pain, a sense of euphoria and release among other movements in the structure that you possibly haven’t experienced before. In layman’s terms it’s a massage multiplied by 100 but you get to control how fast and how intense it is. After, we will assess your feelings on the areas of complaint, take an after photo and discuss your results. I will ask you to drink as much water as possible within 24 hours of the work, minimum being 96 ounces and take either an Epson salt bath or jump into the ocean for a swim. Salt water clears any residual negative energy that was released. If you do not drink water you will be very sore. If you drink water you will not. I will follow up the next day to ask about soreness and results and discuss a future appointment.

Symmetric Rolling by Stephanie Lay Fitness

Symmetric Rolling by Stephanie Lay Fitness

Why did I create Symmetric Rolling, this new self body work method?

I was pigeon toed on my left leg, among a long list of injuries and symmetry problems, for 27 years (2007).  In 2006/2007 I developed a system called SYMMETRIC ROLLING deriving inspiration from NASM’s “foam roller” system. I looked at the body as a bio-mechanical machine with my perspective evolving from a background as an aircraft hydraulics/pneumatic mechanic and my Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology.  My system, Symmetric Rolling has corrected my chronic pain problems including my posture and fluidity of movement in a significantly short amount of time. In 2007 I had upgraded the typical foam roller to a hard cardboard cylinder and started using a dense rubber ball to get into areas the “typical foam roller” couldn’t address. While training pro surfers in Bali, I had a HUGE insight while rolling a friend’s hamstrings out on my rubber ball. Her leg was shaking from all the blocked energy… when I touched her foot to the hardwood floor the shaking stopped like the wood grounded the energy.  Like how a tree absorbs lightning… If you have ever used a Lomi Lomi/massage stick that is wood versus plastic you can feel the difference. I made the first custom wooden Mana Ball in Bali, Indonesia in 2010, and took it home to Hawaii to help my clients and friends learn to heal themselves. Since beginning this body alignment journey of breaking bad bio-mechanical patterns in my own body, I noticed bad patterns in my mind also started to disappear. Symmetric Rolling has changed my life since developing the Mana Ball and Rebel Rollers.  With my education (BS-Kinesiology, TWU) and over 10 years experience working with people ranging from professional athletes to physicians, I realized that this method was something so significant I had to get it out to the rest of the world. I believe by increasing my flexibility, my vibration also has increased attracting me to the perfectly timed opportunity to be here right now, sharing this information with you.  I left Hawaii (heaven on earth) in February 2011, to take Symmetric Rolling and the Mana Balls and Rebel Rollers to Santa Monica, California in hopes of spearheading a movement, showing people that one can live pain free through self healing aka Symmetric Rolling. Now I am back since 2012, refined and confident bringing a fully developed product home to the island of Oahu. I have seen people perform modern day medical miracles on themselves with this method through all natural wooden Mana Balls and Rollers, and utilizing the equipment to change the fascia in their body to a healthy thriving youthful tissue as it once was intended.

Rebel Rollers

Rebel Rollers

During the session, I am your guide as you travel through your restricted, inflexible areas of mal-alignment increasing blood flow, energy and vibration.  Nothing else on earth I’ve tried works as good as wood, a sustainable/biodegradable product that can last.  Thank you Mother Earth!  Speaking of… With every purchase of a Mana Ball/Rebel Rollers or any Symmetric Rolling equipment, I will be donating a portion of my profits to an Organic Farm on the North Shore of Oahu.  Purpose as follows :) Those seeds will be planted for you, as a gift to the Earth. As you grow and evolve your food will also and will provide for many people creating a symbiotic relationship with the earth. I aim to create an awareness with these seeds that will teach our human family that there has to be a balanced relationship with the earth.  What you take from the earth you must give back the same and personally I say give more because the scale shows the earth is due for some love from her human inhabitant tribe.  I wish you and your seeds amazing growth reaching for the sun, standing tall by mother nature’s side.

Gifts from da Aina - Mana Balls

Gifts from da Aina – Mana Balls

My inspiration for the name “Mana Ball” comes from Hawaii where I first invented Symmetric Rolling.  “MANA”- A supernatural force believed to dwell in a person or sacred object.  There is energy in each Mana Ball from the tree it comes from.  I believe the wood grounds negative energy in your body and gives you the grounded love energy of the tree who gave it’s life to help improve yours. I engrave each checker logo on all the equipment produced by hand. This checker represents the Balinese culture’s respect of the light and the dark in everything and everyone, also known as yin/yang or the balance.  Also, in the Hawaiian Culture checkers represents woven threads signifying the strength of a Warrior.  My Native American heritage and my travel on the Red Road also brings a strength of warrior to help guide you through your own healing journey with Symmetric Rolling. The checker print on my left forearm was the inspiration as these cultures directly influenced the creation of the Mana Ball and my own personal healing.  Now it can enhance yours. My name is Stephanie Lay… nice to meet ya :) and yes I am no longer pigeon toed to this day.  I roll myself out an average of once a week and I have never felt more aligned, athletic and vital in my life. For more information about a 1 on 1 session email symmetricrolling@hotmail.com, or Call 808-397-8084