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Foam Rolling: The Lower Body


This blog post is brought to you by Daniel Wilson Sports Injury Management. You can find us at www.sportsmassagescotland.com

What is Foam Rolling?

Though most people well have seen or, at least, heard of a foam roller, seldom do people know how to get the best out of them. When you unlock the secret of how to use the jewel of the self-massage industry, it will become your new best friend. When used correctly, it can help release the tightness and tension between the muscle and the fascia (which encases both muscles and groups of muscles). This tightness is often caused by repetitive movement patterns. Sports such as running is a prime example, but it can be anything in life that has a repetitive movement pattern. Incorporating a foam rolling session into your weekly workout regime along with stretches will not only increase both your flexibility and range of movement, it will also decrease your risk of injury.