How to use a foam roller for your back and shoulders

Foam rollers can be used on a variety of body parts so it is important that you know how to use a foam roller on all areas. A common problem area for many people is their back and shoulders. Often, this is caused due to poor posture and a lack of sufficient treatment. In this blog, we will discuss how foam rollers can help your back area and how to use a foam roller specifically for your back and shoulders.

Why do people need to use a foam roller on their back?

With so many people working from home and having office jobs, it is fairly common for people to suffer from a sore back and shoulders. In the UK, we are notoriously known for our bad posture as we all so often hunch over our desks and on the couch of an evening. Additionally, people can suffer from a sore back and shoulders after an intense workout, after running, and even due to conditions like sciatica.

This is where foam rollers can provide some much needed relief.

How to use a foam roller for your back

If you’re holding tension on your upper and lower back, a foam roller can help to loosen things up.

Start by lying on your back with the foam roller positioned underneath your upper back. Your knees should be bent with your feet flat on the floor and your arms can either be down by your sides or crossed in front of your chest.

Brace your core and lift yourself up into a shallow bridge position, slowly start to roll up and down between your lower neck and mid-back, stopping at a tight area along the way. Repeat this for 30 seconds.

How to use a foam roller for your shoulders

Rolling out your shoulders work to ease out your deltoids and can help to provide more mobility.

Lie on your side with the foam roller underneath your right shoulder. Your lower body can be resting on the ground comfortably with your left arm out in front to guide movement, roll slowly up and down over your deltoid muscle. Rotate your trunk slightly so that you can hit part of your upper back as well if needed. Repeat this exercise for 30 seconds and switch sides and repeat on your left shoulder.

Choosing the right foam roller for your back & shoulders

Choosing the correct foam roller is important. As there are many foam rollers out in the market, you want to buy a foam roller that will benefit you the most

Our vibrating foam roller uses vibrating technology and reduces next day muscle soreness and muscle pain. The vibrating foam rollers are scientifically proven to increase blood flow and flush away lactic acid. Another amazing benefit of our range of foam rollers is that it comes with a remote control to make foam rolling easier for you. Combine the remote control with the vibration technology and you no longer need to roll as much, the vibrations will do all the work for you!

To find the complete range of all the Pulseroll vibrating products, visit our shopping hub and see what you can find to help you with your recovery journey.