Similar to a sports massage, foam rolling can provide many benefits to overall muscle health. Most people have a love-hate relationship with foam rollers because while they can offer great relief upon finishing rolling your muscles, the discomfort (and sometimes pain) experienced during the massage can be hard to handle.
What is foam rolling and what is its purpose?
According to Finish Line Physical Therapy, “Trigger point therapy, or self myofascial release (aka foam rolling – the process of using tools to massage targeted muscles and fascia), works to improve performance by restoring muscle elasticity and allowing tissues to rebound back to their natural state by increasing blood flow, increasing oxygen usage, and decreasing scar tissue and muscle adhesions.”
Who does foam rolling benefit?
If you experience any of the following, foam rolling may be for you! (Always check with your doctor first)
How to foam roll!
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