Foam rolling is a type of self-myofascial release. “Self-myofascial release is a fancy term for self-massage to release muscle tightness or trigger points…By applying pressure to specific points on your body you are able to aid in the recovery of muscles and assist in returning them to normal function…Deep compression helps to break up or relax tight muscles and adhesions formed between muscle layers and their surroundings.”
When we work out, our muscles become tight and if we leave them tight, injuries can occur. We want to break down that tissue so we can improve our flexibility and range of motion. “It should feel as if your muscles have been worked/released, however you should not push yourself to the point of excessive soreness.”
Ask any of our trainers and we can help you start foam rolling!!