Experience guided foam rolling instruction with the fitness professionals from One on One. Foam Rolling 101 is an instructional, interactive foam rolling seminar delivered via Zoom designed to teach you how to successfully use your foam roller. Read on to learn more about foam rolling and our upcoming event.

The foam roller is a tool for self-myofascial release, which is a fancy term for self-massage. You use the foam roller to release tension, tightness, or “trigger points” located in your muscles and fascia. Read here to learn more about fascia and how it can contribute to tightness and pain.

  • Improved mobility: Foam rolling followed by stretching is shown to be a highly effective strategy to improve mobility.
  • Decreased muscle soreness: Foam rolling increases blood flow, leading to faster recovery from bouts of exercise.
  • Self-receptive: Since foam rolling is self-driven, you can be precise about how you are massaging your muscles and fascia, getting immediate feedback and adjusting as needed. The key is to know techniques that ensure optimal effectiveness.
  • Convenient: Instead of getting a periodic deep-tissue massage, the foam roller is readily available anytime, anywhere.

It is very possible that foam rolling can relieve pain. By reducing adhesions and increasing blood flow, foam rolling can immediately provide relief and help restore your connective tissue to a healthy and mobile state. Effective foam rolling can be a long-term strategy for managing the discomfort associated with common musculoskeletal issues such as low back pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.

Check out our Pro Shop or stop by One on One to get your own foam roller.