Self-massage with foam rollers
Foam rollers are usually cylindrical, but they are also available in other forms. Foamrolling is a relatively new massage technique and falls under the concept of self-myofascial release, which stands for massaging one's own body; self-massage. Foam rollers are available with a smooth surface or with a surface with relief and in different hardnesses. We also sell foam rollers from different brands in different colors. A foam roller can be used well for the back, because this is an area where it is usually difficult to give a massage yourself. With a foam roller you now also get to the places that are normally difficult to reach.
What can foam rollers be used for?
Foam rollers are often used to reduce tension and stiffness in the muscles. With a foam roller, pressure is created on trigger points (knots) and adhesions in the muscles. In this way, the muscles become a bit looser and give a liberating feeling. A foam roller can also be used for various exercises. The foam roller is extremely suitable for athletes, for example for after training, and for physiotherapists, for example during rehabilitation exercises. The foam rolling can be done both before the training, as a warm-up, and after the training, as a cool-down. Each foam roller has its own structure, this ensures that the treated area is always treated in a different way. The higher the relief of the foam roller, the deeper the foam roller can reach and treat the muscles in the body. However, we recommend that you do not immediately start with a foam roller with high relief. The Grid's foam roller is a popular foam roller that is easy to use.
There are also foam rollers that can vibrate themselves. Take for example the Therabody Wave Roller a vibrating foam roller that has 5 different positions. This roller is made to treat the hard-to-reach areas of the body. The design ensures that pressure is applied to different parts of the body. Because the roller itself vibrates, even less needs to be done with the body.
Advantages of foam rolling
Foamrolling has many benefits, including improving blood flow, removing trigger points, improving flexibility, reducing muscle pain, and preventing injuries. A foam roller can also easily be taken anywhere. This way you always have a massage at hand before or after exercise.
How do I choose the right foam roller?
As you have probably already seen, there are many different types of foam rollers on the market. There are foam rollers in different designs, colors, sizes and price ranges. With our blog you can find out which foam roller you need!
Findicare has a wide range of foam rollers with various brands, including TriggerPoint, Rowo, Lifeline. For beginners, a soft foam roller is recommended. For people who have more experience with foam rolls, a harder foam roller with more relief is recommended. Need help finding the right foam roller or are there any questions? Please feel
free to contact us.