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Valeo Hosted Foam Rolling Class
October 1, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm UTC+0
$5 for Bay Area Fit Runners
If you haven’t hopped on a foam roller yet, it’s time to give it a go. Foam rolling is a form of self-myofascial release or self-massage. Athletes and non-athletes alike suffer from muscle tightness, imbalances and “trigger points” that occur when contracted muscle fails to release. These adhesions, or knots, can lead to poor circulation of blood and nutrients to the muscle fiber, which can eventually lead to pain or injury.
Pliable muscles are healthy muscles, so it’s important to take steps to loosen up those knots.
Foam rollers are exactly what they sound like – cylindrical rolls of dense foam that you can lean on and roll over to create a self-massage. They were first used in the therapy industry, but started popping up in fitness centers in the 2000s, and are now commonly-accepted pieces of equipment used to massage, stretch, and even strengthen the muscles.