Foam rolling classes in Cambridge
Foam Rolling Classes Now At Copley Hill Business Park!
Foam Rolling Classes are now being held at Copley Meeting rooms in Cambridge and include stretching and mobility exercises to help you move more freely!
Do you struggle to lift heavy objects because of pain? Maybe you find it hard to squat down? Can you touch your toes? Do you suffer from sciatica? Plantar fasciitis? Shin splints? Knee pain? Tennis elbow? Upper back pain when sitting for too long? If the answer is yes then this foam rolling class is perfect for you!
foam rollingSelf-Myofascial Release Equipment
Self-Myofascial Release is a fancy name for foam rolling and trigger pointing your muscle fascia. It has been proven that foam rolling before stretching can have a positive effect on range of movement. A study from Sullivan et al (2013), in the Journal of Sports Physical Therapy found that foam rolling showed a significant increase in range of movement especially when used over a long period of time and there was no loss of muscle strength.
This means that incorporating foam rolling into your warm ups and cool downs can really help maintain your range of movement AND have no effect on muscle strength! So put it into your training routine as it can reduce the risk of injuries too!
The aims of self-myofascial release are to aid the recovery of your muscles and help them return to normal function. This means your muscles will be activated, elastic and healthy which will help you perform movements more functionally without limitations.
Foam rolling is really easy to do, you can roll forwards, backwards, side to side and even twist on it! Trigger point work with a ball is useful and gets into the areas of the body where the foam roller can’t. Trigger points are specific knots in the muscle that carry tension and restrict blood flow. They can refer pain to another area of the body, this means that there is a build up of pressure in this spot, which is a good thing. The pain you feel shouldn’t be unbearable but uncomfortable. You should then feel better after doing this a few times on each trigger point. Releasing these trigger points helps to regain those normal movement patterns and enhances performance.
Trigger points and tight muscles can occur because of loads of different reasons. Lifestyle, work, exercise, flexibility, injury, nutrition, movement patterns, hydration, rest and stress.
After releasing your fascia, you should drink plenty of water, eat healthy and get plenty of sleep!