Self-Myofascial Release

Self-Myofascial Release

Self-Myofascial Release

Self-Myofascial Release (SMR), commonly known as foam rolling or self-massage, is a term that describes soft tissue techniques used to improve the elasticity of the fascial matrix running through our bodies with the intent of increasing mobility and restoring authentic pain-free movement. A secondary benefit of SMR is its ability to reduce delayed onset muscle soreness after a workout. There are many ways to perform SMR, but the most common is rolling across the targeted area with a foam roller or another firm object.