Foam rolling is a poor mans massage. Foam rollers priced from $30- $100 are a great tool to simulate a soft tissue massage. Don't waste your money on those electric massager's and go get yourself a foam roller (PeformBetter.com)
How do they work? By using your own body weight you will 'roll-out' the targeted muscle or muscle groups based on how your body is positioned. Through certain 'rolling' techniques you will be surprised how effective this simple foam roller can be. Beware, some area's of the body will be more sensitive and tighter than others which will cause some discomfort. This temporary discomfort will prepare you muscles for your workout, relax muscle tightness, ease post workout soreness, increase mobility and flexibility, and help prevent injuries.
Come in to Swagler Strength & Performance to learn more about how to foam roll!
Jamie Swagler,Performance Coach at Swagler Strength & Performance.