Benefits of Foam Roller on Myofascial Release

Fascia is a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue running through the body. It is every where, it surrounds muscles and organs, forming in webs or bands to attach or stabilise, separate or bind.

Using a foam roller can help to release myofascia, it also effects the muscles, nerves, skin and blood vessels.

Used correctly self massaging with a foam roller can help break up knots or restrictions in the fascia and muscle tissue surrounding it. In theory, by breaking up these restrictions, the muscle fibers are positioned in better alignment along the natural lines of the muscle fibers, allowing the gliding surface of the fascia to move freely in turn the body moves with more ease, less tension and reduced pain.

If you don’t get the chance to exercise daily, using a foam roller once a day can help to maintain the the health of your body by counteracting the shortening of muscles that occurs through extended periods sitting on chairs or hours of manual labour.