The secret to faster healing from an intense workout session is through foam roller exercises. This simple and modest equipment breaks up the adhesions in the fascia which helps to speed up the process of recovery. The best thing is; it is extremely easy to use this tool. If you are a beginner with foam rolling exercises, then you should opt for a soft foam roller so that you can roll easily without stressing your muscles or causing too much discomfort. Once you get used to the methods and techniques, you can switch to a firmer roller.
Foam rolling exercises can be done after every workout session for 3 to 5 minutes in order to soothe tight and strained muscles. The correct method of using a foam roller is to place as much body mass as possible on the roller. Start at the muscle closest to the body and roll down the length of the muscle using kneading motions and then quickly go back to the starting position in one swift motion.