Yes, it hurts so good, but there’s more to foam rolling than easing post-workout soreness. Technically called self-myofascial release, foam rolling therapy works by alleviating adhesions or “knots” in soft tissue to restore elasticity and muscle motion.
By guiding your body back and forth over the roller, you’re essentially giving yourself a deep tissue massage.
Foam rolling gives you more circulation, more oxygenated blood,” says Lauren Roxburgh, a personal trainer and expert in foam rolling. "It’s getting rid of congestion in the body
Cellulite plagues 98 percent of us, by some estimates, meaning even the young and trim aren’t spared. Even so, it’s an aesthetic frustration that can make you feel far heavier and older than your actual age. Blasting the stuff with the foam-roller exercises here can have the opposite effect