Foam Rollers are great tools for self release of your muscles in the comfort of your own home. Foam rollers are perfect for highly active athletes or fitness enthusiasts involved in running, cycling and also for everyday people with postural issues or muscle pain.
The high degree of firmness creates maximum performance of the roller that will increase performance & recovery in your chosen sport. It is made of high density EVA material with a strong hard PVC pipe inside.
Exercise induces microtears and swelling in muscle fibres, which impinge on nerves and vessels. Over time, this can develop into adhesions and scar tissue. When incorporating foam rolling, this helps smooth out these obstructions and break down adhesions, helping to increase blood-flow within the muscle and release trigger points.
By using your own body weight and agility, you roll specific muscle groups against your Professional Series foam roller to mimic a deep, gliding massage. You can control how much pressure you apply to the tissues that you're working on, and you can locate and focus on areas that are problematic.
Some muscles (like hip flexors) and fascia (iliotibial band) are prone to shortening, and are difficult to effectively stretch and apply therapeutic pressure to using standard massage and trigger point therapy techniques. But with a foam roller, you can apply deep pressure massage to such areas and lengthen shortened tissues, thereby preventing physical imbalances that can predispose you to injury.
Releasing muscle imbalances promotes optimal spinal range of motion. By slowly rolling your spine against the foam roller and pausing whenever you feel restrictions to allow your joints and surrounding tissues to stretch to take pressure of your joints.