FOAM ROLLING 101

The body goes through lots of stresses throughout the day, especially during a workout, causing your muscles to get tight and sore, putting pressure on your joints, and limiting your mobility. Foam rolling is a great way to use your own body weight to relieve muscles at home, without spending money on an expensive massage, or waiting to see a physical therapist. While stretching is essential, it only lengthens the tissue; foam rolling targets tight muscles and knots, while also increasing blood flow.

WHY SHOULD YOU USE A FOAM ROLLER?

WHICH FOAM ROLLER IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

TYPES OF FOAM ROLLERS

Wavy Texture

Provides a deeper, intense, massage for extremely sore and stiff muscles.

Light Texture

Offers light stimulation for increased blood flow and muscle relief.

Smooth Texture

A smooth massage for all types of pain and soreness, providing consistant muscle relief.

Small: 6-12" Long

Compact size that is ideal for travel and on-the-go relief. Perfect for targeting small muscle groups for isolated muscle relief.

Medium: 13-18" Long

Great for single arm or leg work and isolating smaller muscle groups around the body. Medium length can also be good for travel.

Large: 19-36" Long

Long foam rollers are ideal for total body relief, allowing for double arm or leg massage and for rolling out the length of the spine. 

A. RESTORE 6.5" MINI MUSCLE ROLLER

6.5" length and smaller 3" diameter makes this mini roller lightweight and ideal for travel. The textured surface increases blood flow, while the firm hollow core provides deep tissue relief. 

INTENSITY: Extra-firm, textured for maximum muscle stimulation.

B. RESTORE COMPACT 12" FOAM ROLLER

The 12" length and smaller 4" diameter makes this roller lightweight and great for travel. Best for single arm and single leg work.

INTENSITY: Firm, moderate muscle stimulation. 

C. RESTORE 13" DEEP TISSUE ROLLER

This roller's textured surface increases blood flow, while the firm hollow core design provides deep tissue relief.

INTENSITY: Extra-firm, textured for maximum muscle stimulation. 

D. RESTORE 18" MUSCLE THERAPY FOAM ROLLER

The 18" size allows for double arm and double leg work to loosen tight muscles, improve mobility, and relieve stress.

INTENSITY:  Semi-firm, minimal muscle stimulation. 

E. RESTORE 36" TOTAL BODY FOAM ROLLER

The 36" length is perfect for full-body massage with added benefits of balance training, spinal alignment, and stretching. 

INTENSITY: Semi-firm, minimal muscle stimulation.

FOAM ROLLING EXERCISES

For Tight Hips:

For the Upper Body:

For the Lower Body: