Foam rollers are made from a medium density foam that is firm, but soft to touch. Regular use can release trigger points, break down adhesions and help tissues to heal.
Tips for rolling out safely and effectively include:
- Stay on soft tissue and avoid rolling directly over bone or joints
- Roll over each area a minimum of ten times unless otherwise noted
- If you find a particularly painful area (trigger point), hold on that position for a few seconds to allow it to soften
Benefits are increased when used in conjunction with your Osteopathic treatment to reach or maintain optimal health and wellbeing.
For more information on foam rollers, ask your Osteopath during your next consult.