There are many reasons why everyone should use and will benefit from using a foam roller. For one, it's versatility - to self massage, to stretch, to enhance your endurance, to build strength, to enhance stability and balance, to make you look great, and of course, get rid of those aches and pains!! It's essentially your personal masseuse and best workout buddy! You can read all about the benefits, and all the how-to's for self massage, stretching and even strengthening in my upcoming ebook “On a Roll - Feeling Great and Getting in Shape” launching soon.
Although foam rollers are mostly used by people who do extensive workouts, or by recommendation by chiropractors, physiotherapists and personal trainers, anyone can and should use them. I encourage everyone of my clients, whether an athlete, mother, uber driver, accountant or investment banker, to use foam rollers for one simple reason: To help loosen up the body’s muscles and decrease tension accumulated by our daily postural habits. (Yes, we all have tension!)
How do foam rollers relieve tension? What are the benefits of using one? Why should we all be using them?