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How many times per week should I use the foam roller?

Ideally, use the foam roller for self-massage at least two times (in warm-up and cool down) everyday you workout. Any additional foam rolling beyond workout days is encouraged!

You can use the foam roller for self-myofascial release everyday.  This is a great way to release tension in tight muscles.  On days when you do workout, it is best to perform SMR (foam rolling) both before your workout, as part of your warm up, and after your workout, as part of your cool down/stretching. 

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Massage Therapy

Massage is often used as an adjunct therapy for a number of conditions, including back pain and chemotherapy. It has been shown to be an effective means to relieve stress. Massage can be an important part of sports medicine as it ...

helps to improve circulation and alleviate muscle cramping. Specific techniques for self massage may help with tired eyes, neck and even hands. Therapeutic massage from a competent therapist is sometimes combined with chiropractic care. Take care when selecting a massage therapist, as the adult entertainment industry is well known for non-therapeutic massageit's important to draw the distinction if seeking healthcare-related work.
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