Reduce Tight and Sore Muscles

So You Can Do the Things You Love to Do!

If you are looking at this Page, then you searching for a way to reduce your tight, stiff and sore muscles.   

Purposeful Foam Rolling uses techniques developed by Brian Hagan, LMBT which uses a foam roller and self care tools in a very focused and rehabilitative way.  This allows you to go deeper and deeper into your muscles to reduce the root cause of muscular tightness and pain. 

The Purposeful Foam Rolling for Active Adults is unique because it was developed by Brian, a Sports and NeuroMuscular Massage Therapist who has worked with professional and collegiate athletes and active adults for over 14 years.  In this program, he’ll show you how to use the foam roller in much the same way as he works on his clients’ muscles.

The foam roller is a tool that typically is thought of for athletes only, but we disagree.  Foam rollers are affordable and versitile tools that you can use to reduce your muscular pain due to tight muscles.

Add Purposeful Foam Rolling to Your Healthy Life Style

For Healthy and Flexible Muscles for the Long Term.

Although, Purposeful Foam Rolling is a great tool and resource in reducing your tight, stiff and sore muscles, it is imperative to realize that your body did not get this way in a week.  Your body has developed this tightness and soreness over your lifetime.  The wonderful thing is that it will not take the same amount of time to reduce your tight and sore muscles, but it will take time and effort.

Like diet, eating healthy for a week will not give you the changes you are looking for. To see a change in your body and how you feel, a healthy diet must become part of your lifestyle.

The same is true for Purposeful Foam Rolling. Foam rolling for a week will offer short term results. If you are looking for a body that has healthy and flexible muscles for the long term, then Purposeful Foam Rolling should be part of your healthy lifestyle.

The Purposeful Foam Rolling Membership provides you the time you need to view all the programs and learn the skills to use the foam roller effectively, and efficiently to reduce your tight, stiff and sore muscles.

This is not only a training site, but also a long term resource.  With the Purposeful Foam Rolling Program you now know which muscles you need to foam roll if your knee is hurting, or your elbow or your ankle...  

You will also have access to our other "focused" programs.  You can read about each program when you click on them below.  

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The Your HealthySteps Community is available for you to ask questions, get additional support and learn more about how your body works.  We believe that the more you know about how your muscles work, the better self advocate you will be!

Brian's Story

Honestly, the Reason Why Brian Developed These Unique Foam Rolling Techniques is, Because He was in Serious Pain Himself.

"My body was hurting.  ALL OVER.  I didn’t want to see another client because I was in such pain.  

My muscles were so tight and sore I felt like I was 110 years old.

I was seeing clients and massaging their tight muscles while mine were in just as much pain, if not more.

 Honestly, I was in so much pain that I had to quit.  I closed my thriving massage practice that I had since 2004.  

That is when I decided I needed to take self care seriously and I started to foam roll regularly at home.  Every morning and every night I would work my muscles with my roller.

What I realized was that the way I was using my roller was pretty limited.  I couldn’t get deep into my muscles like the way I wanted to.  

That is when I started to use my experience from 10 years in the sports massage field to make the foam roller do what a Rehabilitative Massage Therapist would do.  During this time I developed the techniques to effectively get the foam roller deeper into my muscles and with consistent foam rolling my muscles felt better.
* I was not in constant pain.
* I had regained my flexibility.
* I was ready to get back to doing what I loved doing.

I was ready to open my practice again, and I did!

This time, I taught my sports massage clients the foam rolling techniques that I had developed and you know what, it helped them tremendously!  They were able to continue doing what they loved, which was their sport.

In time I knew I had to share these techniques with others, so my wife and I worked together to develop Purposeful Foam Rolling for Active Adults.

What People Are Saying

Glenn F.
Golf Enthusiast

"Your videos are educational, practical, and useful. You knowledge of the body’s muscle system and how the various muscles interact is great. Also, I was impressed with how extensive the FOAM ROLLER can be used with muscles over the entire body. In summary, your video series is easy to use, very helpful, and much appreciated.
I want to share how much the foam roller has helped me in recent months. Several months ago, I was having a severe problem with pain in my right leg and right knee. After going to several doctors, I was unable to find the cause and a solution to my pain problem in my right leg. You identified my pain as a potential muscle issue. I am happy to report after several weeks of using the foam roller [and massages from you] my leg pain is completely cured. Also, I have gained more flexibility thru out my total body. This improvement in flexibility has improved my quality of life and my golf game. Thank you for your videos and other assistance."

Jessica K.

Athletic Mom and Employee
"Brian's Foam Rolling Program has been a wonderful addition to my daily routine. 
The instructional videos are not only educational, but well organized into comprehensive sections that correlate to different areas of the body. This is particularly helpful when you have a specific problem area that you want to focus on.
The Program is leveled, allowing me to build a strong foundation before moving on to a more challenging section. I have been able to incorporate it into my pre/post workout regiment in addition to using it for rehabilitation.
I've seen a reduction in muscle tightness and gained range of motion by foam rolling. It has been transformative for me!"

About Brian & Christina

Brian and Christina Hagan, were the first couple to graduate together from the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy in 2004.

Brian Hagan, LMBT started the rehabilitative massage program at Raleigh Orthopedic’s Sports program, where he worked from 2006 – 20012. Brian was the official massage therapist for the Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Team between 2007-2013.He has worked with the NC State Athletics Department from 2006 – present.  He currently sees many professional and semi-professional athletes at his office, HealthySteps for Sports and NeuroMuscular Massage.

Brian's Super Power is knowing how muscles work, and how to approach muscles in a unique and effective way to get out tight band, muscle adhesions and scar tissue to bring about a healthier muscle that works fluidly.

Christina Hagan, LMBT is also is a NeuroMuscular Massage Therapist.  She is trained in Manual Lymph Drainage by The Chikly Health Institute and The Academy of Lymphatic Studies. She provides Manual Lymph Drainage to athletes, post-surgery clients and clients with compromised lymph systems at their office, HealthySteps.  Christina is a Fully Certified C.A.R.E. Instructor and has been teaching nationally with C.A.R.E since 2006.  Christina holds a Masters in Education and taught as a Special Ed. Teacher for 12 years.  

Christina's Super Power is taking a complex topic and breaking it down to small bits that are easy to understand.  

Together, Brian and Christina not only practice at HealthySteps but this couple has combined their Super Powers and created foam rolling and self care training programs to help you stay active and pain-free so you can keep doing what you love to do!

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