How to Use a Foam Roller for Muscle Massage!

Fitness rollers are popular with personal trainers, but the average person doesn’t really know how to use them or what they are for.

I have put together a 5 minute video on how to use these rollers for myofascial muscle release. (“Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat somatic dysfunction and resulting pain and restriction of motion. This is accomplished by relaxing contracted muscles, increasing circulation and lymphatic drainage, and stimulating the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying fascia”.- Wikipedia.)

I chose my favorite foam roller, the “SilverSport Pilates Roller” that not only melts away knots but also has two special features: a bumpy covering that temporarily reduces the appearance of cellulite (think smooth legs for summer, ladies!), and silver technology that keeps germs away. So you get a muscle massage, a stretch, cellulite reduction and stay clean!

Take a second to watch the video and learn all you need to know about foam rollers to massage your legs, back and arms!

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  1. mesa says:

    I like the movement for the back massage.

  2. christopher henderson says:

    Where can i order one? Thanks

  3. Kiana Rinfret says:

    A foam roller is cylindrical device constructed from dense foam. Originally, athletes used foam rollers to compress and massage very specific areas of muscle tension and pain. These areas, called trigger points (or more commonly known as a knot) develop over time and must be untangled to recover muscle to its original length. A muscular knot is a muscle that’s tangled-​​up in the fascia of our skin. Regular massage of trigger points sends signals to the brain to start a process called myofascial release, which frees your muscle from your surrounding fascia.-\”

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