What exactly does the Travel Roller do?
The Travel Roller relieves muscle tension through myofascial release. Ever asked a friend or significant other to push on the knots in your back? Well that’s myofascial release! With the Travel Roller however, you won’t need that generous friend!
How does it work?
Fascia is connective tissue found all over the body. When fascia is damaged through trauma, repetitive movements or overuse, then it binds to the muscles nearby, creating an adhesion. Myofascial release breaks up these adhesions through compression, releasing the tension and allowing blood flow to the area. Hence the name myo (muscle) fascial (fascia) release!
Who can use it?
Anyone with enough strength to lay down on the floor! The Travel Roller was designed by former Canada bobsleigh athlete Adam Wood, for recreational athletes and everyday people under 198cm (6’5”).
What makes the Travel Roller better than a foam roller?
The small pockets of air in a foam roller compress over time, eventually warping it and eliminating its beneficial effects. Foam rollers are also made of toxic materials that release harmful gases by off gassing when used. And of course, they are large, bulky and inconvenient to carry along! The Travel Roller on the other hand, has a hard eco-friendly plastic core that will never warp, is made of human-friendly foam, and is lightweight, portable and convenient!
What’s with the balls?
The acupressure balls come with the Travel Roller Kit. They are three balls of varying density designed to get into spots that require a small surface area. Areas like the soles of your feet, hip flexors, base of the skull…well you get the idea!
Will it help my runner’s knee?
We have found the Travel Roller is able to treat back and neck pain, runner’s knee, jumper’s knee, sciatica, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraine headaches, plantar fasciitis, and general muscle pain. Remember that using the Travel Roller every day is an effective way to prevent these injuries, then you won’t have to worry about them later!
Where can I get one?
You can check out our retail stores list in Canada. If you’re inquiring from outside Canada please go to our online ordering page.