Foam rollers offer many of the same benefits as a sports massage, without the big price tag. The Grid is a lot more penetrative than your average cylindrical roller and can aid flexibility, reduce injuries and help to make your body more efficient in its sporting movement.
The foam roller not only stretches muscles and tendons but it also breaks down soft tissue adhesions and scar tissue. By using your own body weight and a Grid foam roller you can perform a self-massage or myofascial release, break up trigger points and soothe tight fascia whilst increasing blood flow and circulation to the soft tissues.
How It Works
The superficial fascia is a soft connective tissue located just below the skin. It wraps and connects the muscles, bones, nerves and blood vessels of the body. Together, muscle and fascia make up what is called the myofascia system. For various reasons including a lack of use, not enough stretching, or injuries, the fascia and the underlying muscle tissue can become stuck together. This is called an adhesion and it results in restricted muscle movement. It also causes pain, soreness and reduced flexibility or range of motion.
Myofascial release is a body work technique in which a practitioner uses gentle, sustained pressure on the soft tissues while applying traction to the fascia. This technique results in softening and lengthening (release) of the fascia and breaking down scar tissue or adhesions between skin, muscles and bones.
Myofascial release has also been shown to relieve various muscle and joint pains such as IT band syndrome and shin splints as well as improving flexibility and range of motion. I have used these rollers a lot with Golfers, Tennis players and Runners, they have all seen the benefit after enduring the discomfort!
Foam rollers are inexpensive and with a bit of experimentation you can target just about any muscle group. My endorsed foam roller, the MWPT Grid Foam Roller, has a unique design and construction that provides a more targeted trigger point self massage.
Fine tune your body by using The MWPT Grid on the following areas as expertly demonstrated by my friends at Foxfit:
It will become apparent when rolling out which areas require more focus, The Grid has helped many of my clients to overcome Knee, Hip and Back issues, I use it myself, it certainly keeps me mobile!
Elongate your muscles, improve your mobility & range of motion, improve your sporting performance & most importantly reduce injury with a Grid today.
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