Top Rated Foam Rollers for Myofascial Release


Review of the 5 Top rated foam rollers

This top rated foam rollers are all selling really good on Amazon and you can see from the reviews why.

Myofascial release (or MFR) is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. This alternative medicine therapy aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles[Wikipedia].

Simply said by massaging yourself, you relax the tight muscles and the knots formed in muscles. The best way for Myofascial release is a massage by a professional but if you can not afford it you can do it yourself with a foam roller. Of course it will take some time to learn it, just bare with it, and stick with it, because by using a foam roller, you increase the range of motion, blood flow, decreasing the chance of injury and also decreasing the time of recovery.

How to choose the right foam roller for you? That depends entirely on your experience with it. If you are new to this you should start with a light color foam rollers, because it may be very painful in the beginning, so try to learn to do it with the light rollers first, then advance to the dark ones and foam rollers with different texture.

5.Platinum Fitness 36″ roller

Professional Grade Foam Roller, used mainly by Physiotherapists and Athletic Trainers. With density 2 lbs per cubic foot, this foam roller maintains its shape longer than normal household rollers. Platinum Fitness 36″ roller is designed so that it can be easily cut in half. You can order one with a friend and cut in half or just cut it and keep it as a spare one.

“I have been using the Platinum Fitness 36 inch Foam Roller for some time now and have found the product to be of high quality. The density provides ideal intensity for the myofascial release moves I perform on the roller. I highly recommend this product.” Dr. Karl Knopf, Retired Professor, Director of Fitness Therapy ISSA.

Order here (Price: 23.11$)

4. j/fit Basic Foam Roller 36×6-Inch

As you can see by the name this is a basic foam roller, my advice is to start with this one and progress to the other more dense rollers. This roller is made with low-density foam especially for beginners or lightweight users.
I would highly recommend watching the video found on the same page as this product. They explain the different colors of foam rollers. That will give you an idea of which one to buy. The white one is the least dense (and least expensive) for those that don't weigh much or prefer a softer roller. If you prefer a firmer roller that will also last a bit longer, go with the black roller. It is high density foam. The blue roller is EVA, which is high density foam with a softer feel (the best of both worlds). The textured roller is good for beginners, also made of EVA. So, do your research before you buy or review a product, and you won't be dissatisfied. Of course the white roller is going to break down faster. It is less dense and less expensive. You get what you pay for, so if you are fine with a softer roller that might break down quickly (it's a great price), then get this one. Otherwise, upgrade to the black or blue roller.

Order here(Price 23.13$)

3. j/fit High-Density EVA Roller

jfit High Density EVA Roller

The EVA roller is the longest lasting roller available, at least that is what they say. Honeycomb texture adds a little traction for a slower roll and a slight massaging effect. The slight texture on this roller allows for better traction and will not slip as easily as other foam rollers. The honeycomb texture also gives a slight massaging effect for better overall feel. Foam roller gives temporary relief of the appearance of cellulite.

I recently came across a book that suggested using Self Myofascial Release (SMR) foam rollers to help stretch and reduce muscle ache/tension. I tried out a foam roller and used it for about half an hour going over my whole body, inch by inch. Wow! Amazing! The Good: Results are great, as it works deep into your muscles. Easy to use on your own. Can reach most parts of your body without too much effort. The Bad: Users have to "work" at rolling over the item, a procedure that may discourage some. Item firmness determines how deeply it can work into you. Your better off getting the largest roller available (currently 6" x 36"). I tried the 6" x 18" size, and while it worked adequately-I found myself wanting the roller to cover just a little more area. The Verdict: Though you definately have to put a little work into moving your body over the roller, the results are spectacular. You may determine how much the roller works into the tissue by controlling how much body weight you put on it. I just can't recommend this item enough... though choose your firmness wisely.

Order here(Price 38.34$)

2. j/fit Deluxe Myo Body Roller

Deluxe-Myo-Body-Roller-top-rated-foam-rollersThe specially designed bumps get deep into the knotted area to help release the pressure yet soft enough not to bruise you while using it. This foam roller is one of the most durable in this list.

I am new to foam rollers, so I am no expert, but I am extremely satisfied with this product. Another reviewer mentioned that the raised nubs could be a bit firmer. Being a new user with lots of knots in my muscles, I found that this roller was just right; anything harder would probably have exceeded my pain threshold, which is pretty high. Perhaps a more advanced user might want harder nubs, but I think this is perfect for a beginner. I haven't had it long, but it seems to be holding up really well so far. Delivery was prompt and the product came with a helpful diagram of ways to use the roller and a pleasant note from customer service, so this company seems to be really customer-focused. I score this an A+ buy.

Order here(Price 49.49$)

1. Exercise Foam Roller

Exercise Foam Roller - Professional Grade, High-Density Incorporates Unique 2 In 1 Trigger-Point Design - Massages, Soothes, Refreshes And Invigorates - Fits Conveniently Inside Your Sports Bag

It is on the number one spot because it is a great choice for beginners and advanced users because the inner foam roller is low density and the outer foam roller is high-density foam. It is 13″ long and 6″ diameter. There is one more incredible thing about this product, if you don’t like it, you can ship it back and you will refund your money back, if you break it or it is damaged, ship it back and they will replace it for free and if you are not happy with the results you are getting, ship it back and they will refund your money back.

Exercise Foam Roller - Professional Grade, High-Density Incorporates Unique 2 In 1 Trigger-Point Design - Massages, Soothes, Refreshes And Invigorates - Fits Conveniently Inside Your Sports Bag

Order here(Price 27.83$)

Those are some of the best foam rollers on the market, but it is not just enough to buy one of those you have to work with it. What do you use for self-massage?


By | 2015-11-01T20:21:52+00:00 May 29th, 2015|Reviews|6 Comments

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  1. Derek May 29, 2015 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Interesting that you wrote about these as I was just reading about them in a book I was reading. The used them to increase core strength and stability. Guess the next time I have so free cash I will come back here and order one.

    • Lyubomir May 29, 2015 at 6:50 pm - Reply

      Derek I saw your blog, and you can use it after your run, not just for core strength and stability. 😉

  2. robert lawrence May 30, 2015 at 1:01 am - Reply

    I just bought one and it is with high density. I just realized my mistake, but it is not so hard for me, I guess I don’t have so many knots, as I was expecting. By the way you said in the article that this may lead to increased range of motion, how is that possible?

    • Lyubomir May 30, 2015 at 8:11 am - Reply

      Well it is simple as that, you massage the muscles that are tight, that limit your range of motion and by relaxing them you increase the range of motion of the joint, that was limited to do that before. It will take some time, you may not see the full effects on the first time. Keep working on it.

  3. Colton June 2, 2015 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    Hey man, my mom has been having muscle immobility/pain and I’ve been looking around for the best of the best kinds of treatments. This is definitely a list that I need to pass on to her, thank you so much for sharing! 😀

    • Lyubomir June 2, 2015 at 8:02 pm - Reply

      I recommend to start slow, because some people quit when they feel some pain, and with this self massage, there will be pain in the beginning(I’m just trying to put her expectations as high as possible 🙂 ). It is not so bad, they may be some pain in the beginning, but after some practice it will feel just fine. But she can also do some dynamic stretches, which will help her a lot.
      I am glad I could help Colton.

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