#ThursdayTherapy: Foam Rolling….

EP Massage Therapist Gail on foam rolling…

Otherwise known as Self-Myofascial Release – this is a self massage technique that aids the release of myofacial tissue. If the tissue is tight or stuck it can hinder natural movement patterns.

Myofascial tissue surrounds, connects and protects our muscles, nerves and organs – think of it as being like the pith of an orange and you’re almost there. To learn more go about fascial tissue have a read here https://www.anatomytrains.com/fascia/

As the winter chill creeps up on us, it’s more important to warm up properly, cool down and stretch as part of our routine to limit injuries. Foam rolling can be done pretty much anytime and anywhere, and so is a really useful tool for maintaining flexibility and suppleness through the colder months.

Foamroller

If you’re new to foam rolling please be aware it isn’t comfortable but as with massage it shouldn’t bring you to tears – looking for no more than 8/10, work to your own level and with consistency the discomfort will reduce over time.

There are many different types out there, I personally use a pilates roll as above. Primarily because I had already bought it for pilates but I also find it does the job for self massaging my quads, glutes and upper shoulders. You can see me using it in the video below….

Any questions on which roller to get and suppliers or how to use it just email us info@energisedperformance.com or tweet @energisedcoach

Gail is available for massage appointments Tuesday 6.30pm onwards, Wednesday 10am-2pm and Saturday 9am – 1pm, email energisedgail@gmail.com or text/call on 07818404426