SMR (Self-Myofascial Release) is a great way to relieve muscle soreness & loosen tight muscles. My favorite thing about SMR using a foam roller is that you can perform a variety of exercises anywhere.
Foam rolling deeply massages the Golgi Tendon Organ in the muscles; by doing this you signal the brain to release tension on the muscles.
The areas you can foam roll are as follows:
And many more
The areas you should stay away from however are: Neck, Lower Back, Elbows, & other joints.
I recommend have three types of foam rollers:
1). Small Foam Roller for travel purposes.
2). Medium Foam Roller for general at home & gym use.
3). A knobbed foam roller for massaging very tight muscles.
Dedicate & Succeed,