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Foam Rolling: Self-care video for massage therapists and clients | Massage Sloth
Hey, how about a nice self-care video? Today, I show you how to use my favorite self-massage technology, the foam roller. It's great for working out the back and shoulder tightness that can creep in after a long work week, and it really puts you in touch with that "ironing out" sensation that I talk about so much: The use of a foam roller is also a skill, and it's one that you can pass on to your clients. As I say in the video, a lot of your most athletic clients (your triathletes, for examples), will already have one of these things... and they'll probably be using it to abuse their already painful legs. They'll be digging in to their vastus lateralus in a vain attempt to lengthen a painful IT band, when really all they need is some work in their hips. We can help point them in the right direction! What do you think of foam rolling? Have you tried it in the past, but found it too painful? Do you think that you could alter it to make it a