Foam Rolling

man foam rolling lower right leg

What is a Foam Rolling?

Foam rolling is a type of self-massage to alleviate tightness or knots in your muscles by using a piece of equipment known as a foam roller. Foam rolling helps relieve tension in the muscles, relieve muscle soreness, and improve flexibility and range of motion.

What are the Benefits of Foam Rolling?

  • Muscle tension relief 
  • Trigger point (knots) release 
  • Decreased muscle soreness 
  • Quicker recovery following a workout 
  • Increased flexibility in the muscles 
  • Increase mobility in the joint 
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a foam roller?

A foam roller is a self-myofascial release (self-massage) tool use to relieve tension in the muscles and tissues of the body. 

Which type of foam roller do I want to use?

The more dense (harder) the foam roller, the more intense the experience. Uneven surfaces and knobs on a foam roller also increase the intensity of the experience. As a rule of the thumb, the denser the user, the denser the foam roller should be.  

Can I do foam rolling on my own?

Yes, foam rolling can be accomplished on your own, without the help of a trainer or workout partner. While foam rolling may seem simple, there are complexities in performing it correctly that need to be learned. Our goal following this session is that you feel confident foam rolling on your own!  

Why would I want to learn to foam roll?

Foam rolling can be extremely beneficial for your muscles and other tissues, but it is important to do it safely and properly to ensure the best results and avoid injury. The position of the foam roller, the strategy of application, the time spent on the foam roller and the muscles you choose to roll should all be specific to the user’s needs. 

What are the benefits of foam rolling?

  • Muscle tension relief 
  • Trigger point (knots) release 
  • Decreased muscle soreness 
  • Quicker recovery following a workout 
  • Increased flexibility in the muscles 
  • Increase mobility in the joint 

What do I get in a foam rolling session at Brick Bodies?

  • Movement Assessment to identify tight muscles and joints 
  • Individualized Instruction 
  • Proper positioning of the roller 
  • Proper positioning of the body 
  • Techniques and strategies that get immediate results 
  • Proper time spent foam rolling 

How much does a foam rolling session cost?

Full Body Foam Rolling Session– 45minutes 

  • $50.00 

Upper Body Foam Rolling Session– 30minutes 

  • $35.00 

Lower Body Foam Rolling Session-30 minutes 

  • $35.00 

Do I need to bring my own foam roller?

No, at Brick Bodies, we provide foam rollers in the club for our members. If you have one at home that you’d like to learn to use, you are welcome to bring it to the session. 

Do I need to bring a towel or mat?

Foam rolling is done on the ground. You don’t need a towel or mat, but you can bring one for comfort if you choose.  

What COVID-19 safety protocols are in place during a foam rolling session?

Both the trainer and the client will be in masks and at least six feet apart. The trainer will use demonstration and modeling to coach the client through the session.