One of the coolest ways to help slimming, lymphatic drainage, reduce cellulite and recover from high intensity workouts here at the studio, is by booking a session with this amazing contraption - The Body Roller.
The rollers rotate at varying speeds and are constructed out of authentic, high-quality wood to allow more comfort and durability. Their shape is uniquely sculpted to mimic the fingers of a masseuse more so than a flat roller would and manipulate the lymph to get things moving and acts as a form of Self Myofascial Relief (gym goers more commonly know this as "Foam Rolling") to help muscles recover from high intensity workouts.
The speed on Body Roller machine can be increased/decreased based on your body’s needs. During rolling, it is common to experience an itching sensation from the blood vessels expanding due to the infrared light. Additionally, light bruising and/or soreness is common after rolling but can be reduced by putting less body pressure into the machine.
Our General Manager, Ross, demonstrates below, how the gluteus can be lightly pressed against the body roller to help reduce muscle tension and tightness following leg strength training.
Gunnar Petersen, a world-renowned personal trainer to celebrity and professional athletes based in Los Angeles, recently posted on his Instagram feed how he uses the Body Roller following both he and his client's workouts....
Frequently asked questions
WHAT DOES A BODY ROLL MASSAGE DO?
Simply put, it is a lymphatic drainage massage that helps relieve muscle tension, eliminate unnecessary toxins from the body, aid in cellulite reduction, tone your body, and firm your skin.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU NEED TO DO ROLL MASSAGE?
We recommend clients to begin roller massage with 10 regular sessions for best results. During this course it is best to repeat 25-minute roller massage procedure 2-3 times a week. If you want to keep your results for the future, you should continue with a 25-minute roll massage procedure once a week.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A BODY ROLL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE?
The body roll massage procedure, especially after 10 or so workouts, has repeatedly proven itself and shown how different it can affect people. In addition to aiding in lymphatic drainage, losing inches of the body, removing unnecessary toxins from the body, reducing cellulite, and reducing post-workout muscle tension, body roll massages can be used in accordance with one's training and dietary habits.
HOW LONG DOES A BODY ROLL MASSAGE TAKE?
One session is 25 minutes long, during which the machines are set up with several special positions focusing on different areas and muscle groups according to the principles of lymphatic drainage massages.
WHAT DO I WEAR DURING THE SESSION?
All jewellery must be removed. We supply a reusable body suit that can be purchased at the studio for £25. This suit must be taken with you and worn during all body roller sessions.
CAN I DO A BODY ROLL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE WHILE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING?
Since a roller massage is several times stronger and more effective than regular massage, body rollers are not recommended for pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers, but it is not prohibited. It is believed that because roll massage causes toxins and residues to move out of the body, it can in some way affect breast milk. The final decision is up to you, but with anything this personal or critical, we highly recommend you consult with your doctor.
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER CONSUMPTION DURING THE LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE?
We recommend that you consume enough water before and after the procedure, as roll massage immediately activates the lymphatic system in our body, which causes fluid to flow through our body. In order to prevent the body from losing excess fluid, water should also be consumed during the roll massage procedure. We have several water coolers around the studio so please do help yourself!
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