I have always thoroughly enjoyed rolling on my foam roller after having a heavy sparring session at Jiu Jitsu – instantly you are able to release the tension from the muscles you have tightened through working hard. Foam rolling is known as “Self-myofascial release” – and the aim is to apply pressure to specific parts of your body aiding recovery and allowing your muscles to once again be elastic and healthy. Foam Rollers are available in sports stores, major shopping outlets and of course online. I definitely think having one of these is a great investment for your health.
The following article is a guide as to how to use this little fitness tool correctly.