You might have heard of it or you might be already completely addicted to it… Foam rolling is one of the best things you can do to your body post workout.
Not only does foam rolling help your body to recover after an intense workout, it also improves your mobility and flexibility.
When you foam roll, you are putting pressure on your fascia (fibrous layer of connective tissue around all your body muscles), and releasing the specific points where you are feeling pain. The result is that you will take less time to recover between two workouts and reduce your risk of injury.
Foam rolling is also known for helping reduce the appearance of cellulite. Cellulite is the result of bad circulation in the fatty tissues of our body. Foam rolling helps to break up interwoven fibres of fat and promotes flushing of excess fluids and toxins from the area (both symptoms associated with cellulite). Isn’t that great news? 🙂
Rollers come in different sizes and designs, some textured and some smooth. So how do you choose the best fit for you? Well it really depends on how you want to use it, for example, a long roller might be the best choice if you want to roll both legs at the same time.
And now the question about textured or smooth? If you’re sensitive to pain, the smooth roller might be your best bet. The textured ones are “harder” and might be a bit painful but may feel more efficient to break up cellulite.
Regardless of your personal choice, you’ll still be getting an amazing deep tissue massage that will reduce cellulite appearance.
If you want an example of a Foam Rolling routine, go check mine out; “Come and Roll with me“!
Let me know what your opinion about foam rolling is and what type of roller you prefer using – I personally prefer the textured roller as I feel that it puts more pressure on the areas I want to target!