you know what are agony... but AWESOME???

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21/02/2010 at 19:08
foam rollers...oh my God i am dying with the pain of using it. but OMG they are awesome for muscle tightness. its generally my quads which get the tightest and sorest. from the base of my ITB all the way up to my soas. and while using the roller is agony at the time, i have noticed sooo much less pain and tightness etc during my runs...

jus sayin
21/02/2010 at 19:18
101% agree. Probably common knowledge around here already though. Hehe.

I've been having ITB problems recently and it has made a huge difference. First few times I kept chickening out on the most tender parts of my leg. Become a bit of a pain junkie since then...
21/02/2010 at 21:08
funny how pain is addictive aint it??!!
21/02/2010 at 21:51

what a gripping thread title!

you got me in.

21/02/2010 at 22:01

Foamies certainly take no prisoners.

Best use them regularly for best effect.

I've got a few patients using them - they say it's almost as painful as my treatment!

21/02/2010 at 22:45
jeeney i'd nearly hop on plane n pop over for a treatment with the sounds of that Siance. sounds joyous!!
22/02/2010 at 08:14
Oh ... this is a thread about foam rollers ... from the title I thought it was about something else ... oh well, as you were ...
22/02/2010 at 10:26

I agree - awesome! Not only do I use one regularly but I now have all my clients using them too.

 No pain no gain!!

22/02/2010 at 10:53
God... a student of anatomy... who just spelt psoas.. soas... duh
22/02/2010 at 13:01
Where do you get them?  I need some loosening up, oh and a bit more pain!
22/02/2010 at 16:49

Suziewee -  try ebay, amazon, physio sites - just google foam roller.

Go easy the first time you use it, or bite on something

22/02/2010 at 19:12
Have ordered one, thanks.  I'll bite my husband just like I did when having his baby - surely it can't be as painful as that!!
22/02/2010 at 19:56
i dunnooohhh... it's pretty freaking sore!!
22/02/2010 at 20:22
Alright then, I'll ask ... what are these foam roller things really? And will one help keep my oft-tight calves a bit looser? And if so, what kind of roller?
22/02/2010 at 21:23
How a Foam Roller compliments your Massage Treatment - read more at and click on the PhysioSupplies link if you wish to purchase...
23/02/2010 at 08:37
its literally a cylinder of foam. soft-ish on the outside, and harder centrally. u put it on the floor, and you place which ever part of ur tight body on it. you then put ur weight on that part of and roll it along the ground. so for me on my quad. i lie on the ground with my quads on the roller. i then roll my body up and down along the roller - which is located at my thighs!
it hurts like divinelyness!!
23/02/2010 at 08:54
Ah, I see. So it's a similar principle to how I sometimes sit and roll about on a tennis ball if my sciatica flares up a bit ... ta muchly.
23/02/2010 at 22:07
You're all a bunch of girls. In Australia we use a piece of sawn off log for a REAL massage.
24/02/2010 at 19:42
OMG it is soooooo painful, but kind of in a good way!  Glad i am not a Aussie!!
24/02/2010 at 19:50

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