Rollers and implements used for soft tissue work have become very popular in the last decade. They are effective, easy to use, and many people find that it feels good to some degree. I recommend self massage work to all of my clients because everyone has problematic muscles that cannot be fixed by stretching alone. This is often called self-myofascial release, which simply means using an object (or body part) on yourself to loosen muscles or connective tissue like fascia.
Jerry Yuhara, CPT, CES, CMT#75123
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