Foam Rolling

Foam rolling is a self-myofascial release (SMR) technique. It can help relieve muscle tightness, soreness, and inflammation, and increase your joint range of motion. Foam rolling can be an effective tool to add to your warm-up or cooldown, before and after exercise. Also referred to as self-myofascial release, foam-rolling is a form of self-massage that allows you to apply managed pressure to specific areas of the body to release tightness and muscular tension, to reduce thickening, adhesion and tension of the fascia [connective tissue] and muscle. Foam rolling can also help to reduce fatigue, improve recovery, and enhance range of motion. Delayed-onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, is a sometimes-distracting side effect of exercise. At best, DOMS causes mild discomfort, and at worst, it can negatively impact future workouts. Foam rolling release and exercises to workout routines can also help prevent muscle soreness, tightness, and also provide safe ways to stretch and massage the underlying tissues.