National Foam Rolling Day is observed annually on May 11. Foam rolling has been called the poor man’s massage.  You only go to the dentist once a year, but you brush your teeth every day.  We can’t get a massage every day, so foam rolling is the next best thing! Brush your muscles daily with a foam roller.

The first foam roller was patented in the US in the 1920s, so foam rolling is nothing new, but foam rolling has just gained momentum in recent years.

TriggerPoint would like to take this day to educate people on the benefits of foam rolling. Like any other over-the-counter fitness tool, foam rolling doesn’t guarantee medical results, but by introducing mobility into tissue that’s stuck together, tense or overused, you can expect reduced tension, better mobility and less overall stress. TriggerPoint empowers people to reach an optimal level of movement by providing the world’s best therapeutic self-care products and education.


Treat yourself to some foam rolling and relaxing time. Share with your friends on social media using #NationalFoamRollingDay.


National Foam Rolling Day was submitted by TriggerPoint, a division of Implus Corporation and proclaimed by the Registrar of National Day Calendar in June 2015.

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