What is Foam Rolling?
Foam rolling is a type of self-deep tissue massage and myofascial release that uses the pressure of bodyweight on the cylinder tool to break up adhesions and speed up recovery.
What are the benefits of foam rolling?
- Increases circulation throughout the body
- Helps maintain normal muscle length
- Reduces pain and soreness
- Increases range of motion
- Restores function
- Reduces the risk of injury
When should I foam roll?
A daily foam rolling routine is a wonderful habit for maintenance, de-stressing and injury prevention. Taking 10 minutes each day to reset the muscles and address any stiff areas will keep your body feeling great
We recommend rolling out before/after workouts. Rolling out before exercising warms up the muscles and helps you move better during the workout. Foam rolling after a workout helps the cool down process by stretching the muscles and preparing the muscles for recovery.
How do I foam roll?
Slowly roll over your muscles, leveraging your body weight to work into the tight muscles as you move back and forth. The pressure will allow tense muscles to relax and will break up any knots or adhesions you might have. Focus on each muscle group for about 2 minutes, or 10 rolls in each direction.
What foam roller should I buy?
There are tons of foam rollers on the market Which one should you buy? It’s really up to you. Size and firmness depends?on your preference. Softer density foam rollers have more give and provide a more gentle release, while the firm density foam rollers give a deeper, more intense massage.We use the TheraBand Pro Foam Rollers in our clinics check them out here!
Get Treated at Kaizo Health
Our goal at Kaizo Health is to always get you back to feeling 100%. Not only will our doctors provide treatment to help you be pain-free, but we also have a dedicated team that will work with you and your insurance to make sure you get the most from your benefits so that you can experience relief for as little cost to you as possible. If you are ready to experience relief from the pain, make an appointment to see us now.
At Kaizo Health, our world-class team of chiropractors in Rockville, MD; Landover, MD; Fort Washington, MD; and Fairfax, VA, practices an evidence-based approach combining chiropractic care and guided, individualized rehabilitative exercises prescription. We provide the treatment and resources you need to recover your health and strength as best-in-class, state-of-the-art chiropractors. We are here to help! In the meantime, make sure that you check out our blog for more information on the chiropractic field, as well as our free virtual self-assessment chiropractic web app here.