Skin rolling is a soft tissue manipulation that involves separating the skin from any adhesions to the underlying muscles. This is achieved by pulling/pinching the skin between the thumb and pointer finger, and then moving the skin in a given direction. Skin rolling increases the circulation to the area being rolled, and helps promote healing to the underlying area. It is important to keep skin and muscle movement independent of one another, so that each one can function optimally without interference from the other.
Skin rolling is particularly great for anyone with post-surgical scarring, where the skin is scarred and attached to the underlying tissue. This scarring can cause irritation and restricted motion in the area.