We’ll admit it — there are lots of good-for-you things we do without really thinking about why we do them. But with that said, foam rolling is one of those good-for-you things that youshould approach with a little extra TLC. That’s because you’ll reap the greatest rewards from your practice if you’ve done a little research on what your body needs, and ensured that foam rolling is the best match for the particular goal you’re targeting.
As far as we’re concerned, there’s a time to foam roll in everyone’s wellness routine, but sometimes, your immediate goals are better served by stretching (pro tip: that’s what our mobility straps are for). In any case, a great way to boost your recovery is be as mindful as possible throughout your routine: breathe deeply, visualize your sore spots dissolving, and try incorporating meditative techniques like counting down to keep your parasympathetic nervous system activated.