The OPTP Pro-Roller is a good option for complete beginners looking to get into self-myofascial release.
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Pro Great option for beginners
This is a softer lineup of foam rollers, as indicated by the light blue and pink coloring. It's a good way for beginners to get into self-myofascial release without inflicting too much pain on themselves. If you want to take it really slowly, you can get semi-circular roller, which is very stable.
Pro It can be helpful for people with chronic pain
The softer pink roller has the right density for doing MELT workout that is used to manage chronic muscle pains.
Con There's a persistant smell for the first couple of weeks
A strong rubber smell will persist for about two weeks after unboxing the roller, so the first few workouts can be unpleasant.
Con It's too soft to give deep tissue massage
If you're looking for a roller with enough pressure to help with muscle knots or tissue pain, this might not cut it in the long term. You might use it to get comfortable with self-myofascial release, but eventually a higher-density roller will be required.