✓ Reduces joint pain and inflammation
✓ Improves circulation
✓ Improves flexibility
✓ Acts as a massage at home
Exercise one: Upper back (thoracic spine)
Start: Rest your back against the roller positioned underneath your shoulder blades. Bend your knees so your feet are flat on the floor. Lift your butt and place your hands behind your head.
Tip: Don’t tilt your head forward to look at your legs as you roll – this may place stress on the spine. Keep your head and neck in line with your back at all times and your eyes up.
Words/workout: Nikki Fogden-Moore (pictured)
Photographer: Keith Hamlyn