Though I have a chiropractor I know and love, I never am able to visit him frequently enough. So given much of my job involves sitting, I need something else that helps my alignment, not to mention my tense back muscles. My solution? A foam roller. What is this, you ask? (Or you don’t ask if you’re a physical/massage therapist, coach, athlete because you already know…) It’s a cylindrical piece of dense, blue foam that lives underneath my bed with my earthquake kit, wrapping paper, and dust bunnies when I’m not using it.
I tend to get a lot of tightness in my upper back, not to mention my hips. These are the areas where I carry my stress. People always tell me that I seem calm, cool and collected. Well, I’m not, it just all funnels into my shoulder blades, and hips. So as often as I remember, before I climb into bed, I get my blue friend out from under the bed and get to rolling out my back and hips. When I do it, I always sleep better, and walk with better posture when I wake up the next morning because I’m not compensating for something that is out of whack.
I’m curious. Am I the only one that has this hiding under their bed?