The foam roller is an amazing tool whose benefits go far beyond aiding in physical therapy. Many people have used a foam roller at least once at the gym or for physical therapy. But here’s a little secret: when used regularly with the proper technique, it has an amazing ability to aid in your body’s natural ability to heal and can transform your body into one that feels better physically and emotionally.
Taking care of your body this way might seem too easy and not “hard “enough to achieve “real” results. You might be someone that has been told constantly that in order to be fit you need to work out more, do more cardio, be stronger, push your body, burn more calories. And yes, you might have great muscle tone but are tense, tight, exhausted and just don’t feel that great in your body.
Here’s the deal—You don’t have to work so hard to be fit and feel good.
Your overworked, stressed muscles need a chance to relax and by incorporating foam rolling movements that massage the body’s connective tissue you can transform your body. You actually reshape your musculature for better body alignment which in turn alleviates chronic pain and opens up your body to move more freely. You release emotional toxins and blockages that actually get stuck in your tissues and create that stiff, tight, tense musculature. And don’t worry, you can still incorporate elongating and core-strengthening moves with the foam roller that traditionally are done on Pilates equipment!
But the real magic bullet is that you will feel freedom in your body — relaxed, renewed, refreshed.
Try it, you might like it.