Why is there a groove in the center?
The groove and the platforms on either side of the groove are called the “Spine Zone”. The groove provides a space for the boney prominence of the vertebrae called the spinous process so that direct contact can be made with the muscles and joints of your spine while protecting your vertebrae. Direct contact with the muscles and the joints of your spine means you can self-massage the muscles and self-mobilize the joints of the spine safely and effectively. Although great on the spine, The Spine Zone can also be used anywhere else on the body. Try in on your shins!.
Why are there concave spaces on the IntelliRoll?
Our torso and limbs are cylindrical, so to get more surface area contact it only makes sense to have a concave surface. More surface are contact means better faster results. It also means you can release difficult to reach areas such as the chest, deltoids, biceps and shin muscles. We call these concave areas the “Body Zones”. Simply center any part of your body to the Body Zones and roll slowly. Because of the concave design, you don’t need to use nearly as much effort. The design practically does the work for you!
What are the bumps on the central platform for?
After getting feedback on our original prototypes, we added these dots for 3 reasons: sensory awareness of the central groove so you can stay in the groove more easily when rolling the spine, for added grip and sensation.
How do I know which IntelliRoll is right for me?
We realize that some like it hard and others like it soft, so we created the IntelliRoll Firm and Flex Models. Made with a rigid core and denser outer foam, the IntelliRoll Firm is made for big athletes, muscle-dense individuals and those who prefer a lot of firm pressure. The Flex is made with a flexible foam core and lower density outer foam for smaller athletes, those with less muscle mass, individuals new to foam rolling and those who prefer less pressure.
Can I try the IntelliRoll before I purchase it?
Yes! We welcome your visit us at Omega Rehab & Sport in Thousand Oaks, CA during normal business hours. If you call ahead, 805-230-1199, we will arrange for one of our team members to give you a demonstration and let you experience the samples for yourself.
Would this work on sciatic nerve issues?
Yes! Not only is it easier but far safer. The sciatic nerve is entrapped by the piriformis muscle which is under the glutes. Along with the shape of the pelvis, these muscles are collectively spherical in shape (like a ball). The concave "Body Zones" cup the pelvis thereby providing evenly distribute pressure to release the entire glutes and piriformis at once!...AND without a single point pressure on the sciatic nerve which can actually aggravate the condition!