Using & Configuring ensō
Out of the Box
At Evofit, we believe it is important for the user to understand why we designed and developed the Enso roller. The concept of Enso comes from an understanding that our bodies are dynamic, supple and always changing. To have a truly effective self- massage tool, we at Evofit believe the tool needs to be dynamic. It needs to have the ability to penetrate soft tissue in hard to reach areas and allow you to perform trigger point releases. The tool also needs to be able to provide constant pressure across areas to release toxins and flush waste from muscle tissue allowing oxygenated blood to flow into these areas of congestion. The muscles will be rejuvenated, suppler and more resilient. We believe in creating an environment where muscle length, tension and performance is a common function of a well-cared for and maintained body.
Be aware that if you are new to self‐massage the soft tissue could be tender from over activity or injury, therefore proceed cautiously. Over time your muscles will become more elastic and tolerant of the pressure. Use good judgment and consult medical professionals prior to use if necessary.
The enso roller is comprised a 13” aluminum tube and 8 discs, 4 are 5” diameter and 4 are 4.5” diameter. We designed these components to work in any configuration and of equal importance to be used as a hand held device with a single disc.
If you have a tender spot, let’s say around your hip area, you can adjust enso to have a large gap in the middle to avoid striking the hipbone, all the while getting an effective massage on all surrounding tissues.
"Spine Channel" Back
To achieve a deep penetrating massage, for example low back, create a space in the middle of the tube that accommodates your spine; we call it a “Spine Channel.” This allows you to roll on enso with out striking your spine. It is a very effective configuration for the low back and higher up into the scapula, into the shoulder/neck area region. To get an aggressive massage, adjust the disc so that there are peaks valleys and gaps. This allows the body to sink into the gaps and valley and creates a deeper massage on the higher points.
If you want a more uniformed massage, use the spine channel then stack the discs on either side of the channel and you’ll find a less aggressive configuration.
Hamstrings, Quads & Calves
For rolling out the quads, hamstrings or calves you have two options with the enso roller.
For less pressure use the enso as a hand held device by either removing discs or collapsing them together. Hold each end of the tube and massage the muscles by kneading them back and forth.
Roll Legs Simultaneously
Aggressive simultaneous configuration
For more pressure, lay face down toward the floor resting on your elbows and fore arms with enso between the floor and a quad. Gently roll from top of your knee to your hip joint. You can also roll out both quads simultaneously by adjusting the discs.
With the enso roller you have two options to massage your IT Band. As a hand held device, simply remove or collapse the discs using the ends of the tube as handles. This allows you to control the amount of pressure that’s applied to the IT band. The second option is to configure the discs creating areas of more and less pressure while rolling on the floor. Gently roll from the top of your knee to your hip.
IT Band Demo