If you’re not foam rolling, you could be missing out on a range of health and performance benefits. Also known as ‘self myofascial release’ or ‘self massage’, foam rolling has become increasingly common in recent years for good reasons. When utilized correctly, foam rollers can be a great tool to reduce tension in tight, overactive muscles. In addition, it is a great way to ward off aches and pains and prevent muscular imbalances that can hamper athletic performance. If you’re still not convinced, here are six reasons to use a foam roller.