This Joinfit EPP Sport Massage Roller is widely used in physiotherapy, pilates, yoga, fitness and rehabilitation. Available 3 sizes, all come with removable jacket for easier maintainance. The Joinfit EPP Sport Massage Roller has been made using a heat molded foam beads with a smooth surface and is recommended for people who wish to upgrade to a foam roller that is very firm. Ideal for stretching, the Joinfit EPP Sport Massage Roller (stability roller) can help improve stability and flexibility and is great for promoting stabilisation, core strength and balance training. Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS or ITBFS, for iliotibial band friction syndrome) Sport massage rollers are used by many people to help loosen the iliotibial band and can help in the prevention and treatment of pain to this area. Features: Construction 15cm x 90 / 60 / 45 cm EPP (Expanded Polypropylene) Firmness: Very Firm, Very High Density
[youtube]http://youtu.be/oaoXm5KEQlc[/youtube] The different types of material that foam rollers are made from can cause much confusion, so here is a quick insight into the differences. There are various material types of foam roller materials on the market, and this item is made from EPP (Expanded Polypropylene). EPP – Expanded Polypropylene: This is a new type of foam roller material on the market which looks like it is made from tightly molded polystyrene balls and has a smooth surface. They have a VERY FIRM consistency and have been designed for moderate to heavy use. They are ideal for people who require a very firm foam roller, and would be suitable in gyms and clinics. EVA – Ethylene Vinyl Acetate: EVA is an excellent shock absorbent material, very light weight, long lasting and hard wearing. This type of material is more expensive than EPP and PE, but is ideal for gyms and clinics where there is continued and long term use. It has a very slight ‘sponge’ feel to it which is ideal for people who do not want a hard/firm foam roller. PE – Polyethylene: When purchasing a PE foam roller it is advisable to purchase a ‘one piece’ construction foam roller. This is due to the fact that it will retain its shape for a much longer period than a 2pc construction. It is easy to tell the difference by simply looking at the end of the foam roller. If it has an ‘inner circle’ – so it looks like a foam roller within an outer part – it is made from a 2pc construction. 2pc dual-layer construction foam rollers are softer in nature and are suitable for beginners who have never used foam rollers for sports massage before. Some models of our foam rollers are made from a one piece molded construction and is of a harder consistency.
Some exercise ideas of using this equipment:
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