Why Foam Roll?

If you haven’t heard of foam rolling before, it involves a cylinder and rolling on it over areas of your body that get tight and sore to help release the muscles.  It is a great tool to maintain your muscles daily and between massage treatments.

The benefits of foam rolling are;

  • Increases the blood flow to your muscles, this then improves the delivery of oxygen during physical activity.
  • Can help to relieve muscle tension especially after working out.
  • Can improve Range of Motion; by stretching and lengthening your muscles you can then get more movement out of them. This also improves flexibility.
  • Decrease recovery time, leaving your muscles feeling better after excessive physical activity.
  • Can also help to warm muscles up before physical activity

When should we use a foam roller?

As they are a beneficial tool to warm up muscle groups before exercise, you should roll over each muscle group 2-5 times at fast rates for a warm up, and for recovery after physical activity you should spend 10-30 minutes of slower rolling over affected muscles, each day until muscles are feeling good again. Even if you haven’t been doing physical activity and your muscles are just feeling tight; foam rolling can help give you some relief. So listen to your body; if it is aching and feeling tight, jump on your foam roller and help your body out.

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