Fitness is not just about the workout, but overall muscle health, injury prevention, and a positive mental state. Yet many athletes and fitness enthusiasts experience aches and pains, unaware of what is causing their discomfort or how to treat it. Massage therapists know that muscles can develop trigger points, or small adhesions in soft tissue, especially after a workout. These trigger points can cause pain as they pull on other muscles, tendons, and joints. Releasing these trigger points is one of the effects of deep tissue or sports massage. You may already know that massage can relieve muscle pain and tension – but not everyone can afford a masseuse.
An effective way to release trigger points is through the use of foam rollers for muscle massage, or self-myofascial release. We know from customer feedback that these are especially useful after interval workouts, such as CrossFit, P90X, and Insanity, which can make muscles stiff and sore. By lying on the rollers, moving back and forth, and letting the bumps and pressure of various types of rollers press into those tender knots, you can effectively massage the muscle and release adhesions. Additional benefits of looser muscles include improved mobility and flexibility, and increased blood circulation. In other words, massage rollers can help reduce and prevent discomfort, promote healing, and help prepare your body for tomorrow’s workout.
ProSource has developed a broad line of rollers and related muscle therapy and recovery products to fit every need, purpose, and preference, from basic foam rollers, to deep tissue rollers, to specialty physical therapy rollers. We also offer an acupressure mat and pillow, athletic tape, and back stretchers to help you relax and recover between workouts for better overall health.