Recent sports using foam roller are mushrooming in the community because staying up can eliminate cellulite. Cellulite is a skin condition that is bumpy and clumps unevenly like an orange peel, due to fat that promotes connective tissue of the skin. So, how effective is the foam roller for dealing with cellulite?
The benefits of using foam rollers
Exercise is indeed one of the best treatments for dealing with cellulite. But exercise does not necessarily eliminate cellulite. Moreover, cellulite can also be caused by genetic conditions that last a lifetime. By exercising, the muscles in the cellulite area will strengthen so that you can make your skin look more flat.
The foam roller itself is a soft foam roll. Its main function is a tool to relax the muscles that feel stiff and tight after strenuous exercise. Foam rollers can also be used before you exercise to prevent injury.
Manjula Jegasothy, MD, dermatologist and founder of the Miami Skin Institute, said that the results of using foam rollers to treat cellulite cannot be instant and only temporary. Because the foam roller only serves to break down and relax the fascia (connective tissue that protects and separates muscles). Especially if you don't regularly use foam rollers.
Ideally, after using foam roller you should massage the cellulite part with a special sports ball called myofascial ball. This myofascial ball is useful for reducing swelling and making skin feel smoother.
How do you use foam roller?
If you want to try using foam roller to get rid of cellulite, you can copy some examples of the movements below.
1. First movement
You can do this first move by sitting on the floor with your legs straightened forward. Position your hands on the floor behind your body to support your weight. After that, place the foam roller under the calf, which is the "favorite" cellulite place. Slowly tug your feet on the foam roller, from the thighs to just below the knee. Repeat 1 set for 3 to 4 times the roll.
2. Second movement
Position your body lying face down on the floor and place a foam roller under your hips. Make your right foot as a support, then roll your body on the foam roller from hip to knee.
3. Third movement
Position your body to sleep on the floor, and place the foam roller on the bottom of your back. Position your hands up or sideways to support body balance. . Slowly tighten the muscles of the body and bend your knees to move the roller to walk up and down.
4. Fourth movement
Position your body lying on its side with the foam roller under the right hip. Balance your body by holding it in your hand. Slowly roll foam roller using the body from hip to knee. Repeat with the alternate side.
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