Do you know what foam rolling is? Better yet, have you ever used one? Foam rolling is a great way to loosen up tight muscles for a myofascial release. If you’re feeling aches and pains, most of the time if there is no traumatic injury, these can be attributed to tight muscles and adhesions or even some scar tissue. Foam rolling is the answer to all three of those! Why is foam rolling better than stretching? Imagine you have a piece of chicken breast that you’re going to cook for dinner. That filmy white stuff is the fascia, or connective tissue, that surrounds the muscle. Your body has the same stuff, and sometimes that fascia doesn’t move smoothly along the muscle. If you stretch the muscle, you’re releasing the muscle fibers but not necessarily getting to the fascia to release the adhesions. The other problem with just stretching instead of foam rolling is that if you have a spasm, or muscle kink, you will stretch above and below that spot, but you won’t actually get a good stretch in the spasm itself. These are only a few of the reasons why foam rolling is so important! Plus, it just feels GREAT!!!! Yes, it will hurt pretty bad in certain areas, but I promise you that the more often you do it and the more consistent you are, the less it will hurt each time! Happy rolling! =) Click HERE and HERE to download your Foam Rolling Guides!!