Foam rolling, also known as ‘self-myofascial release’, is one of the best ways to relieve tension in tight muscles. It can also increase range of motion if done prior to traditional stretching, by decreasing overactive areas in the muscle. Foam rolling should be done slowly; find tender areas in a particular muscle and hold for 30 seconds. *It can be painful, but your body will thank you. Foam rolling helps the central nervous system communicate more effectively with muscles in the body, restores natural length of muscles and helps prevent injury.