For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE
There’s nothing quite like a nice, relaxing massage. Especially as a busy Mom, or one who is carrying a bun in the oven, having an hour where you get to surrender all of your thoughts and worries and just let yourself be pampered, getting rid of all those kinks and stress points, truly is a little slice of heaven.
But in reality, how often do we let ourselves have that one hour?! We feel like there is always something more important to take care of then ourselves, even if our shoulders are so tight that they are practically touching our ears!
And that’s where RAD Rollers come in. A complete set of functional massage and release tools, you can literally roll those knots out yourself without having to feel the least bit guilty of the little time that you are taking for you.
THE PRODUCT: Designed by an innovative and experienced bodywork expert and a pro triathlete, the RAD Roller is “the most functional massage and release tool ever designed.” Literally designed around the spine, the compact and portable precision of this patent-pending technology allows you to target almost every muscle in your body without needing that second set of hands.
Made from 100% natural rubber for optimal comfort and support, the RAD Roller is built to stay strong use after use, unlike other tools which are generally flimsy and made of plastic. When used regularly, RAD Rollers can create effective, long-lasting results by improving posture and reducing pain, helping to free up movement and normalize aching muscles and joints.
They have also come up with several other RAD Roller products, which include the 3 different levels of firmness for the Original RAD Roller, the RAD Helix, the RAD Block, RAD Rounds, and the RAD Rod.
HOW TO USE: One of the things I love about the RAD Roller brand, is their true concern for your well-being, starting with the design of their products, and taking you all the way through how to properly use them so that you can get the most out of your time and efforts.
Here are a few key things you need to know:
- Only keep pressure on a given location for 7–10 seconds. Any longer and you can cut off the muscle’s blood supply, which can result in soreness.
- Roll both lengthwise and across the muscle. The power of the RAD Roller is in its ability to break through restrictions in three dimensions, so take advantage.
- Don’t roll directly on bone. That will obviously hurt.
BENEFITS: Whether or not you are aware of it, all bodily movement begin at the spine and then move outward to your extremities. So essentially, even if your back doesn’t hurt, pain elsewhere in your body may very well be originating from the spine. This is why the RAD Roller is so beneficial. Designed to create enhanced range of motion at every spinal joint, without putting undue pressure on your spinal column, RAD products will help improve your form, flexibility, mobility, and comfort.
Plus, when muscles and joints jam up, lymph and waste materials get trapped inside, which can make you feel “clogged” up all over the place. The RAD Roller can also help release these blockages and keep everything moving where it needs to go. As one of the only tools that can comfortably fit between the shoulder blades to relieve tension in the back and release movement in the ribcage, this little tool can even help improve breathing.
By using the RAD Roller to liberate restricted fascia surrounding muscles and joints, your entire body can feel and function at its best.
FINAL THOUGHTS: I’ve always been a big fan of massages. The fact that I grew up doing gymnastics and have always felt extra “tight” probably has played a lot into this, but still. In fact, I’ve had a membership to Massage Envy for the past 7 or so years, which enables me to take advantage of my 1 massage per month.
However, I will admit that it’s very rare if I even make enough time to go every other month, and therefore have an embarrassingly large amount of massages built up. And this isn’t because I don’t want to go, but making the time for “me” has always been really difficult, especially now that I have a toddler and another one on the way.
With that said, discovering RAD Rollers has been a huge piece of relief. Literally. I’ve had foam rollers and other personal massage-type equipment in the past, but none of them have been as user friendly, let alone effective, as the products from RAD Rollers. Whether it be a quick “roll” after my at-home workout, or working out a knot in between my shoulder blades after a stressful day of chasing around my sleepless toddler, RAD Rollers are a product that I am so glad I have discovered – and one that I wouldn’t want to live without!
Try any or all of the RAD Rollers today and see for yourself how great you can feel after being rolled out.
And remember, Contact Healthy.Fit.Fab…Moms today to create a personalized plan so you and your family can live a healthy, fit, and fabulous life!