How to Use a Foam Roller
By now most of you have seen someone with a foam roller, many of you might even own one at this point. But what should we be doing with them and which one is right for us. Well, the answer very much depends on the type of activities you engage in and preference of a hard or light massage.
The basic idea that applies to everyone is to add a foam roller to your post workout routine as a therapeutic pain reliever or to loosen the tightness of your muscles. The self-myofascial release that you attain with the roller is similar to a deep tissue massage. You may experience some soreness just as you would with a real massage but the relief you will feel is worth it. The best part is that you can adjust the amount of your body weight that you place on the roller which in turn can adjust the intensity of your roll.
So what is the best way to roll? This video should help you with that!