There’s a trendy – and painful – use of foam rollers sometimes recommended by fitness gurus and physical therapists. People roll their full weight with a hard roller. As one trainer put it: “Use a foam roller to break up any tight spots, but I’ll warn you—if you haven’t done this before, it’s pretty uncomfortable. It might want to make you curl up and cry.”
This past weekend I was at the regional Feldenkrais conference in Tustin and heard Feldenkrais teacher Stacy Barrows speak about her innovative foam roller, called the Smart Roller®. We’ll be using Smart Rollers, rollers made from blankets, and foam rollers at the May 9 workshop.