Foam rolling has become a phenomenon within gyms and fitness classes. The days of a quick old stretch before and after exercise have gone. Most of us now consider stretching a large part of our routines. As the technology of foam rolling has progressed, so has our appetite for better forms of foam rolling. One of the first to take over the market is vibration foam rolling. Literally, the foam roller vibrates as you glide over the top of the device.
Vibrating foam rollers are a ‘must-have’ accessory for anyone involved in exercise or sports. The device is perfect for loosening up and breaking down muscle tissue before a training session or competition. The soft roller massages the muscle you are working, breaking down the tissue and improving blood flow to the area.
Benefits of Vibrating Foam Rollers:
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Loosens Tense Muscles
- Loosens Stiff Muscles
- Reduces Muscle Shrinkage
Steps When Using Vibrating Foam Rollers:
Step 1: Warm Up: Stretch before and after exercise and make sure to warm up the muscles with a light jog or static stretching. The rolling will help to loosen up muscles that are cold to the touch.
Step 2: Prepare Roller Vibrator: Ensure the roller is turned off before you begin. Ensure the roller has been properly washed and cleaned. Brush the roller with a soft bristle brush to get rid of dust and debris. Be careful when using nail polish remover, as the chemicals in this can damage the foam roller. Allow the roller to sit for at least 10 minutes before attempting to use.
Step 3: Relax During Rolling: Ensure that you relax during the process. If you try to force the roller into your muscles it will be more difficult to massage and relax the muscle. The force/pressure applied is a matter of personal preference. Ensure that the roller stops vibrating after you stop rolling for extra relief.
Step 4: Keep Rolling: You can ‘pulse’ roll if you find this the best method for your muscles. The movement of the roller can feel uncomfortable at first but is beneficial in loosening and relaxing muscles. The pressure and speed of the roller can be adjusted for even more effect.
Step 5: Bed Yourself: Do not make the mistake of lying on a tired and tired body and making that tired mind into a bad position. Rest, hydrate, and foam roll again the following day or the next day to smooth out bad knots. If you experience any pain or discomfort, make sure that you relax, stop rolling and seek the assistance of an experienced professional.
If the skin is broken, either yourself or on the roller, seek medical attention. If you have experienced bleeding, seek medical attention. Some people may experience increased pain and discomfort if they have any open wounds. Before using a vibrating foam roller, make sure that you are fit and healthy enough to tolerate it. Injuries are a possibility and usually caused by the rough application of the roller over sensitive or injured areas.