Most runners consider their foam roller to be an essential tool to helping them regain flexibility and recover after tough workouts. Recently, Thera-Band introduced Thera-Band Foam Roller Wraps+, which are a set of 4 progressively ridged wraps that attach with Velcro over your standard 6” round foam roller.
Thera-Band Foam Roller Wraps+ come in X-Soft (Yellow), Soft (Red), Firm (Green), and X-Firm (Blue). The X-Soft Wrap has smaller ridges and is made of a softer material, while the X-Firm Wrap has large ridges and is made of a relatively stiff foam.
While a standard 6” round foam roller will help you to achieve myofascial release, sometimes it isn’t enough. Many of us also use smaller diameter devices like The Stick and the Tiger Tail to work on smaller muscles and to increase the depth of the massage of larger muscles.
Thera-Band Foam Roller Wraps+ provide the ability to change your standard round foam roller to fit your massage needs by increasing or decreasing the intensity and depth of the massage. I prefer the X-Firm Blue Foam Roller Wrap+ most of the time. It really works my sore muscles.
Thera-Band Foam Roller Wraps+ cost between $24-37 each. A foam roller cost about $15-30, depending on length.
Have you used Thera-Band Foam Roller Wraps+? How did you like them? What’s your favorite self-massage tool? Tell me in the comments.
Disclosure: I received a set of Thera-Band Foam Roller Wraps+ for evaluation.