Check out this great blog post written by Dean Somerset Foam Rolling is not stretching.
The Travel Roller is an essential tool that provides precise compression combined with subtle shearing to the fascial tissues to create an amazing physiological effect. This does not stretch the fascia instead it helps to break down adhesions or “trigger points” as it is a firm foam roller that does the trick quick and effectively. You can have your 24/7 massage therapist with you at all times. When ever you are feeling tension, back pain and feel like stretching, try to foam roll with your Travel Roller first, and you will be amazed at the lightness, suppleness and freedom to move and exercise with lesss restriction. Learn more about self-myofasial release here.
Author: Dean Somerset
Dean Somerset is an exercise physiologist working through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists. He works as a strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA and is a medical and rehabilitation coordinator for World Health Clubs across Alberta, Canada. Dean is based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He works with clients who have had joint replacements and reconstructive surgeries. He’s consulted cancer patients, weekend warriors battling chronic injuries, professional hockey teams, and Olympic gold medalists. Dean received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in kinesiology from the University of Alberta, has worked in the fitness industry for more than a decade, and teaches seminars to trainers across North America.