- best for large areas of your body like your back
- circumferential groove to protect your spine
- highly efficient and time-saving
- recommended for the pain therapy as well as yoga and fitness
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✓ Soft on the outside, hard on the inside
For the best results, our Maxi Foam Roller has a harder core, surrounded by a soft shell.
✓ Developed for patients
Over 30 years of experience in pain management went into the development of our Maxi Foam Roller.
✓ Protects your spine
The circumferential groove is designed to leave out your spine during your foam rolling session, ensuring that you won’t accidentally hurt it.
✓ Made in Germany
Engineered in Germany, designed in Germany, and produced in Germany: rest assured that our foam rollers are of top quality.
What distinguishes the Maxi Foam Roller?
How to use the Maxi Foam Roller:
Whether you’re using it for yoga, fitness, or pain relief, the Maxi Foam Roller is very efficient when you want to massage large parts of your body, i.e. your back. Measuring 125x380mm (5x15 inches), this foam roller is a true time-saver when it comes to foam rolling, as you cover more ground in less time.
With it, you can dissolve the tension in your muscles and fasciae while relaxing the tissue underneath your skin and supporting its regeneration processes. Thanks to the soft surface, sensitive body parts can be carefully massaged. The harder material on the inside of the foam roller, however, ensures that you build up enough pressure for a successful and effective foam rolling massage. Treat yourself and your fasciae to a foam rolling massage, no matter if it’s before or after your exercises.
Just for you: with every purchase, you’ll receive a DVD with tutorials, tips, and videos on how to use your new fascia tool. Find more exercises on Liebscher & Bracht Premium, our exercise video portal.
- Frequently Asked Questions -
Fasciae are a special kind of connective tissue surrounding our muscles and bones like a fine net. They are incredibly important for us since they grant our body mobility and stability, preventing wear and tear, and keep everything in place and functioning. If our fasciae are getting too stiff and inflexible, our movement is restricted.
Fasciae consist mainly of collagen, a structural protein. If you neglect to use your muscles and fasciae regularly — for example, by constantly sitting or not varying your movements —, they become unyielding. The collagen strands thus "glue" together. Simultaneously, the interstitial fluids can no longer flow properly: metabolic waste thus cannot be transported out of the extracellular space, and the collagen strands no longer nurtured with fresh fluids, hindering the fasciae renewal. As a result, the fasciae become more and more stiff and inflexible.
After a while, the pain sets in. Once the muscles are shortened and the fasciae unyielding, they start to tense increasingly. As they contract, they press joint bones and vertebrae together with such a force that they wear out so fast; the body cannot keep up. As a cry of help, your brain sends out signals in the form of pain, hoping that you stop the damage to your body's structure.
By the way, not only one-sided or little movement may lead to stiff fasciae. Stress and anger can also be a factor.
You will notice that your fasciae have become stiff and unyielding since you are unable to use your body to your full potential. See for yourself if that's already the case: sit down on the floor with your legs stretched out. Can you touch your feet with your hands? No? When was the last time you needed this type of movement? It's been a while, right? Ever since the muscles in your legs shortened, the fasciae became matted, covered by sediments, and their structure lost their shape.
If the shortenings continue, factor number two kicks in — pain. Over the years, we learned that unyielding fasciae are one of the main reasons for a lot of painful conditions. Back pain, neck pain, bottom pain: all of these link back to shortened muscles and stiff fasciae. To get rid of the pain, it is necessary to loosen up and untangle the fasciae. Foam rolling is very efficient for this.
Foam rolling helps you to unravel matted fasciae. Through the constant pressure on your skin, sediments in your extracellular space can be loosened up and transported out of it, making it easier for the interstitial fluid to course through it again and nurture your fasciae.
If you foam roll regularly, your fasciae can regain their original netlike structure. Additionally, they become more flexible and elastic than before, allowing you more mobility. On top of this, foam rolling helps you straighten your connective tissue, making annoying lipedema disappear.
Depending on how many areas of your body you want to massage, around 20 minutes for the whole foam roller massage is a good starting point. Ideally, 2 to 5 minutes per body part is sufficient. Try to exercise until you feel an improvement.
All in all, how long you want to massage yourself is up to you. As a rule of thumb, the massage should be less of a chore and more of a treat; you can easily integrate into your daily routine. Find out what works best for you and take your time. Also, make sure you're calm and relaxed — being stressed and under pressure isn't favorable during the massage. This is because stress and pressure can increase the musculofascial tensions and hinder the reduction of pain.
Equally important is that you foam roll slowly. Many people mistakenly think that the faster you roll, the better the results, but this is wrong. The slower, the more effective!
How often you should massage yourself depends on your personal needs. If you suffer from acute pain, we recommend foam rolling once a day, six days a week. Only by actively and regularly massaging yourself can you be sure to work out your condition's underlying issues and get closer to a life free of pain.
Once there is a noticeable improvement, it suffices if you foam roll three times a week. For the remaining four days, you can do our other exercises.
In the end, it's your decision whether to foam roll before or after exercising. Many people use our foam rollers after stretching or sporting exercises since they want to improve muscle regeneration.
However, if you are in pain, we recommend performing the massage before doing our pain relief exercises. The reason for this is our tripartite pain-free concept of osteopressing, foam rolling, and stretching exercises.
- Our osteopressure helps with acute pain via pressing onto specific points on your bones. This way, you can quickly and effectively reduce your pain temporarily. To work on the cause of your pain, the next two methods are vital.
- After the osteopressure, foam rolling helps straighten your fasciae and freeing up the extracellular space so the tissue can be nurtured with interstitial fluid. This reduces your pain and makes your fasciae flexible again.
- By doing our stretches, you can ensure you remain pain-free and mobile for a long time. Exercise six days a week for 15 to 20 minutes for the best results.
Research has yet to deliver concrete evidence whether the rolling direction is of importance. However, we are confident that it is vital. There are two reasons for this:
- There are two types of blood vessels in your body: arteries and veins. Arteries transport the blood from the heart into the other parts of your body. Veins bring it back. To avoid the blood flowing back, venous valves ensure the blood runs its designated course. A few scientists are convinced that those valves are very sensitive: if you use foam rollers wrong, they could flap open, which could be fatal. This assumption leaves room for debate, but we recommend you roll toward your heart just to be safe. This way, you can rest assured, no matter what science finds in the years to come.
- Another factor that points toward using a specific rolling direction is the interstitial fluid in your fasciae's extracellular space. If you roll into either direction, the metabolic waste and sediments are shifted back and forth. In the worst case, you prevent fresh, nutritious fluids from flowing. So if you stick to rolling toward your heart, you can't do much wrong.
Our foam rollers are made to last! Whether it's a weight of 110 or 230 pounds, our rollers can carry a lot.
Of course, in the beginning, foam rolling might not feel comfortable. Particularly if you roll stiff fasciae with a good deal of force, it might hurt. This pain is good, though! It shows that you're right on track.
As for the pain intensity, try to envision your sensation of pain on a scale from 1 to 10. 1 is a slight throbbing or pull, but far away from painful. 10, however, is a sharp pain that causes you to steel yourself against it physically and mentally.
Whenever you're exercising, no matter if foam rolling or stretching, try to stay between 8 and 9 on the pain scale. This means that you feel the pain but can breathe comfortably, without having to tense up. This "feel-good pain" signifies you're foam rolling correctly.
Foam rolling is gaining more and more popularity these days — and rightfully so. Due to this, the number of manufacturers of foam rollers increases steadily, too. No matter the shape, color, or density, there are all kinds of foam rollers.
A caveat, though: not every foam roller is right for you. Contrary to our foam rollers, other brands did not design their rolls to relieve and prevent pain and improve the fasciae regeneration. A lot of foam rollers are made from harder material, causing pain instead of soothing it. Our foam rollers have a smooth and soft surface and a harder core to allow an efficient and safe foam rolling massage. Additionally, our larger rollers protect your spine through a circumferential groove.
Here are all the benefits of our foam rollers at a glance:
- the perfect degree of hardness on the inside of the roller for an effective massage
- a soft outside guarantees a comfortable rolling experience
- the circumferential groove in the middle of the roller ensures your spine won't be damaged
- ideal for beginners as well as intermediate levels
- specifically developed for our pain therapy and the fasciae regeneration
By purchasing the set, you'll get the basic equipment for our foam rolling techniques: an exercise DVD with tutorials, our midi, and mini foam rollers as well as our midi and mini massage balls. With these tools, you'll be able to do our exercises easily and treat the respective areas of your body.
Our foam rollers consist of EPP foam, which is made of 96% of air. Because of this, our foam rollers are light as a feather and have a smooth and soft surface. The inside, however, is of a harder material. This combination ensures your foam rolling massage will be 100% effective as well as relaxing.
Our rolls are made from water-resistant EPP foam, which means it won't soak up water like a sponge. You can thus easily clean the rolls with a wet piece of cloth.
Love my new back roller
Both my husband and I are really satisfied with our back roller. It's not too high, like other brands. I've been using the roller for about 3 months now, and my back feels like new.
Angenehmes Material, super durch die Wirbelsäulenentlastung.
Eindruck gut bis sehr gut!
Besonders die kleinen Rollen sind im Umgang und in der gezielten Anwendung an nicht
so gelenkigen Stellen, eine große Erleichterung.
Super! Meine Beschwerden sind zwar nicht verschwunden, aber um die Hälfte reduziert!
Sehr gute Wirkung.
Dieses Mal verschenkt....
Nachdem ich dir Maxirolle bereits seit einigen Jahren nutze, habe ich sie dieses Mal verschenkt - zur großen Freude des Beschenken
Sehr gute Qualität und Funktionalität
Tolle Fortschritte gemacht
Die Faszienrolle ist durch die Wirbelsäulen-Entlastung perfekt für den Rücken. Besonders gefällt mir, dass sie etwas breiter ist als die „üblichen Rollen“.
Ich benutze sie jeden Abend und habe schon viel weniger Schmerzen . Vielen Dank!!
Gefällt meiner Frau.