This medium density foam roller is designed for a wide variety of stretching and massage techniques. When used on a regular basis it can improve stability, mobility and flexibility and may help to relieve chronic pain.
The roller targets painful trigger point areas, helping to soothe pain and aid in the recovery of muscles. Additional benefits include improved posture and increased blood circulation. Manufactured from a moisture-resistant, medium density EVA foam with a soft textured surface, the roller is hygienic and easy to clean. It is lightweight, making it suitable for home or gym use. It is particularly useful as part of a physiotherapy or rehabilitation regime, and can be used for general fitness, Pilates and Yoga. It is also used in Self Myofascial Release (SMR), also known as trigger point therapy.
This foam roller is 6" (15cm) wide and is 12" (30cm) in length, making it an ideal size for travel or for using on the go. It can be used as a Yoga or Pilates prop, or while exercising to strengthen your core muscles.
To use: slowly roll the inside, middle and outside of the muscle until you find a sore spot. Move the knot back and forth over the roller to release it. You can increase the pressure by applying more body weight to the roller. It can be used on all body parts, and is particularly useful for helping relieve pain in outer thighs and hips, upper and lower back.
Trigger point therapy or self-acupressure, involves applying gentle sustained pressure to trigger point areas in order to relieve pain and speed up muscle rehabilitation. It focuses on connective tissue called fascia which can become stiff and cause knots (or trigger points). Gently massaging these knots helps to break them up, releasing muscle tightness and re-establishing proper movement patterns.