Workout: Foam Rolling

Kristen Rubin, BS, LMT, PMA, Better Balance Living

Self-Care with Foam Rolling

According to Massage Therapist, Kristen Rubin, it is important to do self-care in between massage sessions. It helps the body to stay supple for longer periods of time. It also helps to maintain flexibility and hydration in the body, including hydration in your muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.

When you are practicing foam rolling techniques, you should pay the most attention to areas that are considered ‘short and tight’. These are the areas that are essentially winning the ‘tug of war’ in the body and creating pain in other areas.

Foam rolling is an easy, inexpensive way to do maintenance

Kristen walks us through an easy demonstration. It’s complete with tips and helpful hints on how to roll the neck, low back, hamstrings, and calves. They are generally considered to be the most common areas that are shortened and that need attention.  

WARNING: You must consult your physician before you begin this or any other exercise program