vibrating foam rollers are a waste of money

The Vibrating Foam Roller Scam

 Are vibrating foam rollers effective for recovery?

Ans: No. The reason that vibrating foam rollers are not good for recovery is because the vibrating mechanism is a distraction & ineffective at the most basic level of the knot or adhesion that is causing discomfort. There is no scientifically based or empirical data that suggests that vibrating rollers work. Furthermore, Amazon testimonials suggest that vibrating foam rollers are ineffective.  Imagine that you pulled the foam roller out of the new box and the foam roller was only half charged. You then plug the foam roller into the wall at home and wait until all the lights are flashing “it is time to foam roll!” You then proceed to turn the knob to the mid vibrating level that feels as if it is the extreme level. Your neighbors are banging on your front door because the vibrating mechanism is too loud. Just as you get the vibrating mechanism and flow just right the unit runs out of a charge. After the unit sits on the wall charging for a couple of hours your back pain, hip pain, headache and general body pain are all screaming at a 10/10. The 2 hour wait is over yet the rollers vibrating charge only lasts for less than 1 hour. This is honestly a true customers experience related to the Hyper Ice Vibrating Foam Roller via Amazon. 

It is a fact that “vibrating rollers are not effective at massaging the muscle tissue. All vibrating rollers are overpriced & over hyped. The unit itself is too dense for ordinary muscle tissue. Many of the vibrating rollers contain too many stiff components that affect the muscle tissue in a ergolytic way. A true foam roller consists of more foam or padding than plastic plus batteries. You always worry about the batteries and charge life vs thinking about more important ideas such as, “personal physical assessment.”

The vibrating waves do not penetrate deep into the fascia, they only vibrate at the surface of the fascia of the dermal layers.  When rolling out on a “vibrating foam roller” all you feel is the jostling of the offset component of the vibrating mechanism. If you are unfamiliar with vibration tech then click this link and it will take you to a YouTube channel that will explain the science behind mechanical vibrating tech. The vibration waves are incapable of penetrating the deep layers of the integument. Instead, most vibrating foam rollers only stimulate surface nerves of the subcutaneous layers but fail to reach the deepest parts of the integument stratum. Lastly , instead of penetrating deep into the tissue, the vibrating mechanism is redirected the outermost portion of the subcutaneous layers because the force, frequency and duration are not strong enough to stimulate receptors of the perimysium or outside the muscle fascicle.



 

To be 100% honest, the vibrating roller vibration mechanism is just a little better than my vibrating Mach 3 shaving razor. As a newly purchased toy the vibrating mechanism may work just as advertised. However, the more you use the vibrating foam roller, charge the vibrating motor while placing self-massage miles on the entire unit, you will absolutely wear out the most appealing part of the $200 foam roller, the motor.  The idea & benefit that has been the essence of foam rolling isn’t about external vibration whatsoever. It is about the internal or in-vivo stimulation and reordering of the muscles structure fascicles. You are looking for a high quality therapeutic effect that the vibrating foam roller fails to deliver. In my opinion you should ditch the vibrating foam roller.

 


 


 


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About the Author : Mark H.

Hello everyone Mark Harman from Dallas, Texas. Other than owning Living Organically Valuing Exercise LLC. I am a full time Paramedic. Paramedicine along with my BS in biology has taught me a lot about the body in health and disease. I am enthusiastically obsessed with foam rolling and self-myofascial release therapies and techniques. My passion grows everyday.

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