There is a lot of hype about the benefits of foam rolling. It’s a great way to give yourself a massage and help your muscles heal. You can find them online for fairly cheap but you don’t have to buy a foam roller to get those great results! You can use other things to help rejuvenate your muscles. Firm, rolling objects including a medicine ball, lacrosse ball, tennis ball or baseball can work too. If you find that what you’re using is too firm, try putting a folded towel over it to give it some padding.
Bonus DIY: If you’re crafty, you can also cut a pool noodle and fit it around a PVC pipe. Voila, a homemade foam roller!