1. Health
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

How to Use a Foam Roller

By

Updated July 30, 2014

7 of 8

How to Use a Foam Roller on the Upper Back
Foam Roller Exercise - Upper Back

Foam Roller Exercise - Upper Back

Photo � E. Quinn
Use a foam roller to massage and release the muscles of the upper back (the trapezius and rhomboids) by positioning the foam roller beneath your shoulder blades. Support your head with your hands and keep your knees bent and feet flat on the floor.

Use your feet to control your motion and pressure and start rolling toward your head, pausing at any sore spots. Roll back down to the mid-back and repeat.

Compare Prices All Foam Rollers
Compare PricesThe Grid Foam Roller | Read Review
Compare PricesThera-Roll Textured Foam Roller | Read Review

Related Video
Building Upper Body Strength in Children

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.