Use of a foam roller between your massage sessions can help your healing and improve your functional capability. 

 

What does this mean for YOU? You can receive the most benefit from your massage therapy sessions if you perform the recommended self-care between sessions. Frequently, your therapist will recommend things that you can do to help you heal faster. 

 

We want to help you achieve optimal health. We don’t want to create a situation where you are completely dependent on your frequent visits to our facility. So, what can you do to improve your health yourself?

 

Glute squeezes, stretching, foam rolling, strengthening, breathing… You will receive recommendations that are beneficial to you. This is not about you becoming dependent on a service, but rather about you feeling better. You can take control of your own health.

 

So, why should you use a foam roller? And will it hurt?

 

Well, yes. And, why would I do something that hurts? The truth is, you shouldn’t do anything that hurts UNLESS you feel better after. In foam rolling, you address the points of pain. You get them to release.

 

This is not a substitute for regular care; this is an adjunct to your care. Get a massage! Then follow your therapist’s advice to help the session benefit YOU long term.

 

Following are some GENERAL recommendations for foam rolling

 

Any questions? 

Ask YOUR therapist at the Natural Health Improvement Center of Alsip.  We love to hear from you. Give us a call at 708-636-5555. 

 

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Sam Wolf, LMT