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The next-best thing to a deep tissue massage!
on February 19, 2006
I recently came across a book that suggested using Self Myofascial Release (SMR) foam rollers to help stretch and reduce muscle ache/tension. I tried out a foam roller and used it for about half an hour going over my whole body, inch by inch. Wow! Amazing!
The Good: Results are great, as it works deep into your muscles. Easy to use on your own. Can reach most parts of your body without too much effort.
The Bad: Users have to "work" at rolling over the item, a procedure that may discourage some. Item firmness determines how deeply it can work into you. Your better off getting the largest roller available (currently 6" x 36"). I tried the 6" x 18" size, and while it worked adequately-I found myself wanting the roller to cover just a little more area.
The Verdict: Though you definately have to put a little work into moving your body over the roller, the results are spectacular. You may determine how much the roller works into the tissue by controlling how much body weight you put on it. I just can't recommend this item enough... though choose your firmness wisely.