The foam roller is a multi-purpose tool that can benefit just about anyone. Rollers are effective both as deep-tissue massagers and as props to build strength and bring your body into alignment.
ROLLING VS. STATIC STRETCHING
Both static stretching and foam rolling increase your range of movement. However, holding a static stretch too long and too often can reduce your muscles’ ability to contract (shorten). On the other hand, foam rolling increases the flexibility of your muscles while maintaining their healthy ability to lengthen (stretch) and contract.