The long-term benefits include better circulation, more flexibility, improved spinal health and less stress.
“According to The American College on Exercise (ACE) the benefits are often compared to getting a massage, because as you roll on it, fibrous tissue is broken down and circulation is boosted, helping to relieve tension and pain” Virgin Active’s National Product Development Manager, Ceri Hannan states.
Whether you’re already a firm believer or just curious, here are five essential basics about using a foam roller.
Use the right roller
Ultra-firm, dense rollers are made for fast relief for very tense muscles, while softer and less dense rollers are for gentle use over a prolonged period. The latest Grid rollers have indented surfaces to target trigger points.