Author(s): Lauren Roxburgh
There's a new buzzword in the fitness world: fascia. It's the connective tissue that wraps around your muscles and organs and helps keep everything in place. But in our increasingly busy and often stressful lives, tension and toxins are often stored within our fascia, resulting in serious long-term consequences, such as excess weight, acute anxiety, chronic pain and poor posture. Fitness and alignment expert Lauren Roxburgh - who has worked with such stars as Gwyneth Paltrow, Gabby Reece and Melissa Rauch - has the solution to keep your fascia supple, flexible and strong. Using only a foam roller, you can reshape and elongate your muscles, release tension, break up scar tissue and rid yourself of toxins for a leaner, younger look. In just 15 minutes a day, Roxburgh's 21-day programme will guide you through a simple series of her unique rolling techniques that target 10 primary areas of the body, including the shoulders, chest, arms, legs, hips, bottom, back and stomach. The end result is a healthy, balanced, aligned body that not only looks but feels fantastic. Includes over 80 photographs to help guide you through the exercises.
The simple, 15-minute daily foam roller workout to transform your body and revitalise your mind from the world's go-to foam roller expert
"Lauren's method sculpts the body's soft tissues, slimming and streamlining whatever part you work. She's a body whisperer!" Goop.com "Lauren is truly a physical and spiritual miracle worker. Her foam roller method transforms you inside and out ... This book is sure to become the body bible for anyone who wants to live a healthy, fit and balanced life." Melissa Rauch, actress, The Big Bang Theory, True Blood "Lauren's treatments are life changing!" Michele Promaulayko, Editor-In-Chief, Yahoo! Health "My body felt stronger, more relaxed, connected and balanced after working with Lauren. I would highly recommend her foam rolling method to anyone wanting the most out of their body. As an orthopaedic surgeon, I have to say Lauren's knowledge of anatomy, fascia, biomechanics and physiology is superb." Dr Bert Mandelbaum, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group, and Sports Medical Committee and Olympic Medical Officer for the Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 and London 2012 games "Lauren was the missing piece to get back to my pre-baby body: I had exercise and diet totally keyed in, but couldn't diminish the "thickness" through my middle, or a lingering heaviness in my upper legs. Lauren is a magician and deftly melted it away over the course of a single session. I watched as she moved my midsection like putty and brought back an hourglass curve, something I'd resigned myself to never see again. And the resurrections seem to be here to stay. Every night now I lie on a roller to release the tension of the day: it restores my back after hunching over a laptop all day and has greatly diminished my recurring upper back pain. Lauren is the real deal." Elise Loehnan, Editorial Director, GOOP
Named one of Shape Magazine's 50 American hottest trainers in 2014, Lauren Roxburgh is certified in the fields of structural integration, Pilates, yoga, massage, meditation and nutrition. She has an A-list client base in Los Angeles and New York, including some of the world's best orthopedic surgeons. A regular contributor to Goop.com and on the Advisory Board of Yahoo Health, she is the go-to writer and expert for all things fascia and foam rolling. For more information about Lauren Roxburgh visit http://www.laurenroxburgh.com.