Ten years ago this may not have been a common sight in most fitness facilities, but now it’s a regular occurrence to see gym-goers using foam rollers mid/post-workout. Some studios even offer classes dedicated to the technique of foam rolling! With no shortage of selection when it comes to deciding on your foam roller of choice, we help make narrowing down your options easier.
Half Foam Rollers
Useful for more than just myofascial relief, half-round foam rollers are also great exercise accessories for core and balance training, especially as they can enhance proprioception after injury to the knees or ankles.
Soft Density vs Hard Density
Especially for those new to foam rolling, it can be a less-than-comfortable experience thanks to tight muscles working against your bodyweight, so it is best to start with a softer version. As you become more and more accustomed to working with a foam roller, you can progress to a harder density roller. Color can sometimes be indicative of how soft/firm a roller is, with blue typically representing a softer density and purple or black signifying those that are less pliable.
Inflatable Body Rollers
Great for rehab and active aging clients, inflatable body rollers offer the ability to easily adjust the level of firmness provided by the accessory. Inflatable rollers are especially functional for travel and portability with their ease of deflation and inflation.
Curious about selecting the appropriately sized foam roller, massage point rollers and portable, customizable options like the Flex Massage Stick? Head over to the blog to delve more into the world of rolling!