How Does Foam Rolling Work?


How Does Foam Rolling Work?

🤔Have you ever asked yourself this before? The science behind the Rollga roller contoured design and how it stimulates the nervous system to relax tension in the surrounding tissues. Essentially, foam rolling works by sending input to your nervous system via receptors in your muscles, tendons, and fascia. As you use Rollga roller over these soft tissues, the receptors send signals to the spinal cord, and the parasympathetic nervous system responds by sending signals back to the muscles or tissues to relax. With Rollga we call this the Ahhh Spot.  In doing so, you will notice improved range of motion in muscles and tendons and around joints.

✅Foam rolling also increases blood flow, aiding the delivery of oxygen and other nutrients to muscles, which can improve the effectiveness of a warmup routine and enhance recovery and removal of metabolic waste products accumulated in muscles after exercise.

5 Benefits of using Rollga

📢Using the Rollga can be an effective manual therapy tool for both warming up tissues and preparing the body for a workout as well as aiding recovery after exercise. As such, consider adding a foam rolling Rollga routine into your warm-up and cool-down routines. Here are the primary benefits of foam rolling:

1: Increases Range of Motion

Foam rolling before a workout can reduce stiffness and help your body feel more limber. As mentioned, foam rolling signals the parasympathetic nervous system to relax the muscles and tendons you are rolling. As these tissues relax, the fibers move from a contracted state to an elongated state. This can increase the range of motion around the joint the muscles control, improving mobility and optimizing motion.

2: Increases Circulation

The contoured design of the Rollga increases blood flow to the tissues you’re rolling on. This can be especially beneficial for fascial, tendons, and ligaments, which have relatively little blood flow under normal circumstances. Because blood carries oxygen, glucose, and other nutrients muscles and connective tissues need to contract and repair, increasing blood flow enhances the delivery of vital nutrients and can maximize function and recovery.

If you have an injury or are sore after a workout, foam rolling can help encourage the removal of inflammatory waste products, flushing these tissues with fresh nutrients and circulating out toxins. Think of this like a dirty sponge under a faucet squeezing and replenishing with clean water until the sponge is clean. 

3:Warm Up Muscles

The friction generated by rolling over your tissues creates heat that warms up muscles, tendons, fascia, and other connective tissues. Warm tissues are more pliable and less likely to get injured, so adding the Rollga to your pre-workout routine can be an important step in mitigating the risk of injury, especially if you’ve been sedentary for a few hours prior to your workout.

4:Reduce Muscle Soreness

Research has found that foam rolling after a hard workout can decrease the intensity of delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS), the achy pain that can creep up 24-48 hours after intense exercise. I am sure you have felt this after a leg day of squats or everyday life.  The Rollga helps prevent muscle adhesions and enhances the circulation of oxygenated blood to depleted muscles after exercise. In this way, rolling can reduce inflammation and soreness in and around muscles and joints.

5: Help You Relax

As thousands around the world choose Rollga to relax! Studies have found a psychological benefit of foam rolling as well, with reported feelings of relaxation, tension and stress relief, and an improvement in overall mood. Many athletes report that ending an exercise session with a gentle, full-body Rollga routine can increase feelings of overall well-being and daily satisfaction.