Why Use a Foam Muscle or Yoga Roller?
Using a foam roller can help relieve muscle tension and prepare your muscles for exercise. It is similar to doing a warm up stretch, but with massage instead! Your muscles will experience increased blood circulation and a better range of motion when performing activities. This helps prepare them for activities and help prevent muscle injury.
Decompress and relax your stiff muscles from prolonged sitting or overexertion by using a foam yoga roller. This allows your muscles to return to their normal position and release trigger points. Foam rollers are great for relieving the stress built up in your muscles after a long day at work or even after exercising. Using a roller allows muscles that have been used for exercise to recover easier and ease soreness.
Many people experience stress relief from using a foam yoga roller. Lessening stress and soreness can help support better posture, better overall comfort, and even help promote better sleep! When used before performing yoga poses, a foam yoga roller can assist in preparing muscles for stretching and make yoga poses more comfortable and easier to achieve, especially for beginners.
Lastly, muscle pain can be targeted thanks to the firm texture of the roller. Relieve your upper back pain or massage your shoulders when experiencing soreness by using a foam roller for targeted relief. This product can also be used to relieve pain experienced in the calves, quads, hamstrings, hip flexors, etc. See this blog for examples of yoga poses for addressing hip pain!
Remember to start slow and listen to your body’s needs while targeting pain.
About the Foam Roller
This foam roller is available in four sizes:
- 36 Inch
- 24 Inch
- 18 Inch
- 12 Inch
It also is available in a variety of colors to suit your preference, each made up of high-density foam for a firm feel. A firmer roller allows for better targeting pressure-point relief. The product is made up of a nontoxic polypropylene foam molded into a roller shape. It is made in the USA and offers a 10-year warranty.