Group Pro-Roller Physiotherapy Sessions
Conducted as a group class over Zoom.us, includes instructions on how to use the Foam Roller as your myofascial release therapy session. Learn how to use it in between your massages. You are going to need to have a foam roller to use during the session. If you need recommendations, please check out these options: OPTP PRO-Roller Soft Density Foam Roller – Durable Roller for Massage, Stretching, Fitness, Yoga and Pilates
4 Ways to Use a Foam Roller for Full-Body Relief
You know that feeling you get after a massage? Your body is better aligned, your muscles are looser, your mind is clearer? You can get that same feeling on your own with a foam roller.
1. Roll Your Spine
Sit on one end of the roller with knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Slowly lie back on the roller so it’s under your hips, spine, and the back of your head. Rest your forearms on the ground. Gently rock side to side, for 30 seconds, keeping your spine on the roller.
Reach your arms up to the ceiling. Keeping your arms straight, let the weight of your arms sink your shoulder blades around the roller. From this position, move your arms in a scissor-like motion (as your right arm moves up by your ear, your left swings down by your hip) in front of your body. Switch arms for one rep. Keep your core engaged and don’t let your ribs lift up. Do 3 reps.
2. Stretch Your Spine and Chest
Sit on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat. Lie back and rest your shoulder blades on the roller, holding your head with your hands, elbows wide to the side. Tuck your pelvis so the top of the pelvis and the bottom of the rib cage are heavy. Take a deep breath. As you exhale, keep your tuck and extend your ribs over the roller, moving only your upper back. Take 2 deep breaths. As you exhale, slowly side bend to the right, drawing your right elbow toward your right hip. Take 2 deep breaths. Repeat on the other side.
3. Roll Your Hamstrings
Lie on the floor face-up with the roller under your upper thighs. Straighten your legs, keeping them relaxed. Slowly drag your legs together and apart like you’re doing jumping jacks. Do 5 reps. Straighten and relax your legs again, taking 2 deep breaths. Move the roller halfway down your thighs and repeat the technique. Then move it just above your knees and repeat.
4. Roll Your Hips and Stretch Your Hip Flexors
Lie on the floor face-up with the roller under your hips (make sure that the roller isn’t in your lower back). Bring your knees in toward your chest so they are over your belly button. Keeping your knees together, slowly rock them to the right and to the left. Pause on the right side (about 1 o’clock) and make small circles with your knees. Make 3 clockwise and 3 counter-clockwise circles. Hold the position and take 2 deep breaths, then switch sides.
Return to center and interlace your hands over your left shin. Keeping your right knee bent, slowly lower the right foot to the floor, just under your knee. Make sure the right knee stays over your right foot. Press the right foot into the floor as you tuck your pelvis. This will stretch your hip flexors and the fronts of your thighs. Hold for 3 breaths. Switch sides and repeat.
How this works
1. Go to my Calendar and schedule a session. (The calendar will be for my Foam Roller Teleconsulting Session.)
2. After choosing a date, you will be redirected to my Venmo payment gateway, where you can make your payment.
3. You will receive a payment confirmation in your email; please check it is there. Once payment confirmation has been made, your session is considered final and booked.