Article in link by Mary Vance, NC.


The article in the link above explains how using a foam roller gives you deep tissue massage which in turn helps reduce pain and with detoxification.

The body has fascia or connective tissue throughout the body which helps with posture and structural integrity.  Nerves and lymph nodes, the source of pain sit on top of the fascia. Healthy fascia is smooth and flexible but becomes tight and rigid due to inflammation from Lyme/MSIDS.  This in turn causes stiffness, limited mobility, and pain.

Foam rolling not only helps fascia become more pliable, it causes oxygenation which boosts lymphatic drainage which in turn flushes out toxins, relieving pain.

The article explains about the different types of foam rollers and that beginners should start off with a softer roller.

Full body routine with Caroline Jordan

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More on pain management: Please see comment section as well.