A Foam Roller is a great tool for myofascial release and this is an effective therapy to heal chronic pain and injuries as well to help improve flexibility, circulation, poor posture and relaxation. Foam Rolling techniques can release the pain causing adhesions between the fascia and other tissues in the body. If you aren’t sure what that all means, then the fascia is a web of connective tissue covering nearly every cell in our body (connecting muscles, organs and bones). If you took everything out of the body apart from the fascia you could see the outline of the whole body – a bit like taking all the juice out of an orange and leaving all the membrane. Using the foam roller and myofascial techniques is a great way of helping the healing process of many of those nagging sore bits. It will also aid circulation and posture along the way, as well as provide a sneaky core workout too as a number of the exercises require a little balance!
WHAT TO EXPECT
**the foam roller is not appropriate for some injuries. If in doubt check with your therapist or practitioner prior to starting.