Foam rolling is an effective method of myofascial release used to stretch and inhibit overactive muscles and tight fascia. The foam roller utilizes concept affecting the nervous system to improve soft tissue extensibility, which relaxes the muscle and allows the activation of the appropriate muscle.
This technique can be effective for many muscles of the body, including: the calves (gastrocnemius), back (latissimus dorsi, and spinal erectors), buttocks (piriformis and gluteal), thighs (adductors, quadriceps, hamstrings), hip flexors (psoas), thoracic spine (trapezius and rhomboids), and iliotibial band/tensor fascia latta.
Rolling the foam roller under each muscle group using your own body weight helps stretch tight structures, reduces trigger points and improves circulation and flexibility.
We sell the High Density Foam Roller in both our suburban Homewood and downtown Chicago offices.