Self myofascial release, also known as “foam rolling,” has transformed from a once mysterious technique used only by professional athletes, coaches, and therapists to a familiar everyday practice for people at all levels of fitness. Self-myofascial release is a term for self-massage to release muscle tightness or trigger points. This method can be performed with a foam roller. 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. Our foam rollers can also be used as a tool in pilates exercises.
For more information about how a foam roller can assist your recovery, speak to one of the physiotherapists at First Choice Health.