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Foam rollers are great because they are affordable, effective, and simple to use.

A self-appointed human guinea pig, I’ve tried more fitness fads than my bank account would care to mention. The crazy amount of time and energy that I spend exploring the “latest and greatest" trends in health is well spent as far as I am concerned because I am following my bliss during the process.

I realize that most people don’t have the interest, time, or resources to do the same. Out of respect for your time, I only recommend the wellness practices that I personally find to be not only effective and life-enhancing but also practical for the normies out there. Foam rolling tops that list.

Self-myofascial Release

“While yoga and static stretching are a great way to elongate muscles, they don’t break up adhesions in your connective tissue. Your entire body is covered by this fibrous tissue, or fascia. When you work out, this tissue gets stuck together. These areas are often referred to as “trigger points" by massage therapists. Stretching is often not enough to release these trigger points." – Fitness Magazine

It Hurts So Good

Rolling out on a foam roller puts pressure on the  (very sensitive!) trigger points in your body. Cue the “it hurts so good" response! This is the same painfully satisfying sensation that you feel during a deep tissue massage.

Key Benefits

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1.  Flexibility & Mobility

  • Improves joint range of motion
  • Allows for deeper stretching

2. Functional Movement Training

  • Prevents injury
  • Restores balance in the body
  • Improves performance

3.  Relieves Tight, Sore Muscles

  • Relieves tight, sore muscles
  • Removes lactic acid buildup
  • Breaks up scar tissue
  • Releases trigger points
  • Puts targeted pressure on your fascia

4.  Pain Relief & Recovery

  • Self-massage
  • Reduces exercise-related soreness
  • Lowers stress and cortisol levels
  • Increases blood flow and circulation
  • Supports a healthy immune system
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