What exactly is foam rolling? 🤔
First, lets talk about the main factor to how foam rolling is beneficial to all bodies...
FASCIA. Fascia is made primarily of densely packed collagen fibers that permeate your muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels and organs.
There isn’t a place in your body where fascia doesn’t exist.
When fascia becomes restricted, adhesions form causing soreness, restricted movement, gait change and potential injury."
So what does foam rolling do for fascia?
Foam rolling, also known as myofascial release, is the application of pressure to eliminate scar-tissue and soft-tissue adhesion by freeing up your fascia.
The good news is fascia and trigger points can be released.
Even better, once released, every one of the problems tight fascia and muscles have caused usually clears up.
The goal of myofascial therapy is to stretch and loosen the fascia so that it and other structures can move more freely.
This results in decreased muscle and joint pain, increased circulation and improved mobility and balance"-RunnersConnect
Hope that helps ya'll better understand! Have an awesome Tuesday 🤙🏽