Probably everyone, or almost everyone, has experienced pain in the back, lower back, neck, etc. All this comes from our inactive lifestyle, constant stress, etc. We think about how to remove this sometimes unbearable and unpleasant pain. We resort to expensive massages (not always having the proper effect), various folk methods and, worst of all, to pills. This is not good for our body.
Many do not even realize that there is a cheaper tool, device, simulator (as it is convenient for anyone), but this tool exists!
The massage roller is a cylindrical sports equipment for self-massage, which will help you relieve tension and relax your muscles.
Let’s see what is the use of this video and what positive effect it has on our body.
Most experts agree that the foam roller is one of the most useful sports equipment. With it, you can relax the body, improve blood circulation, get rid of pain and stiffness in the muscles, increase the range of motion. Roller exercise is a form of myofascial relaxation (MFR), a common deep massage technique that targets tight and tight muscles.
With the help of a roller and the pressure of your own body weight, you will massage and relax all the major muscle groups. A cylindrical roller is placed under the back, legs, buttocks, arms, and through simple rolls it acts on the muscle nodes. It’s so simple and effective! And this will not take much time, in our frantic pace, time plays an important role. And so just 15-20 minutes a day and your muscles will thank you.
Exercises with a massage roller will be useful for both men and women, regardless of the level of physical fitness. And even if you do not exercise regularly, the foam roller will be very useful for you to get rid of back pain, improve body mobility and joint mobility. After all, it was not in vain that initially such a roller was used for people with problems of the musculoskeletal system.
It is important to note that regular stretching and yoga will not replace your myofascial relaxation. Exercises with a massage roller do not affect the muscles themselves, but their fascia — the membranes above the muscles. Fascia tend to stick together, resulting in trigger points or pain points that prevent you from functioning normally (and you may not immediately feel them when you move). They need to be kneaded in a special way using a foam roller. If you neglect to take care of your muscles, be prepared for rapid wear and tear on your body.
What are the benefits of a massage roller
Helps relieve pain and stiffness in the muscles. Relaxes and restores muscles, improves their elasticity and firmness.
Improves blood circulation and revitalizes the body.
Improves joint mobility and integrity, increases range of motion and improves exercise performance.
Relieves back pain and is the prevention of many diseases of the spine. Helps improve posture and lengthen the spine.
Improves mobility and flexibility of the body, helps to avoid injury and damage during training.
Improves coordination and sense of balance.
With regular exercise, it is a good prevention of cellulite.
Reducing muscle recovery time leads to an increase in the quantity and quality of training, which means faster results.
Massage roller exercises are suitable for everyone, regardless of age and fitness level.
The foam roller is very inexpensive and accessible to everyone, as well as very light and easy to carry.
Rollers are not recommended for use in case of serious disorders in the functioning of the vestibular apparatus, frequent dizziness and during periods of acute pain in the spine. Be careful using the massage roller if you have joint hypermobility, varicose veins, or skin conditions.
In the next article I will talk about the types of videos and their use. In the meantime, you can choose a video for yourself or as a gift to loved ones.