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Foam roller exercises are excellent for releasing muscle tension and helping stretch tired and tight muscles. Foam rolling has become very popular over the last year or so. We demonstrate how to use a foam roller as well as foam roller stretches, strengthening and myofascial release techniques.
Myofascial release is a technique used by massage therapists to stretch the fascia. Fascia is a connective tissue which surrounds every organ, muscle and bone in the body. It is a very strong, fibrous tissue made of collagen and elastin.
Self myofascial release is a way of stretching the fascia yourself, without a therapist to do it for you. In most cases this is done using a foam roller - a cylinder of dense foam. Foam rollers can also be used to perform other exercises too, such as balance and core exercises.