Using foam rollers should feel healthy and satisfying — not clunky and awkward. That’s why we designed our massage therapy tools with extra care to fit the intricacies of your body. These powerful self massage tools unlock the many benefits of self myofascial release, providing release and relief for the back and larger muscle groups.
Lightweight, convenient massage sticks fit right into your self-care routine. Whether you’re looking to prepare for a workout, reduce soreness or recover from physical activity (or desk work!), these versatile tools have lots to offer — and take up very little space.
Our large assortment of massage roundswas created to provide targeted release to every area of the body. It’s easy to experiment and discover exactly what works best for you!
Like any other self-care habit, self massage works best when it fits into your everyday routines. Using the best self massage tools can help keep your wellness on track, providing both immediate relief and long-term health benefits. Self massage tools easily store at home or at the office, or even in your suitcase while traveling. Confidently take your health into your own hands!
Get more from your workouts by incorporating self massage as part of your everyday routine. Self massage tools can benefit every part of the body:
Injuries are more likely to occur when we carry tension or feel extremely sore, because these conditions tend to throw off our balance and disrupt the body’s alignment. Choosing the right self massage tool is an important first step in addressing these concerns to get your body back to full comfort and healthy mobility.
All of our self massage tools can be helpful in the treatment of pain, and there’s no one-size-fits all recommendation. When treating pain, it’s best to begin with a gentle touch and softer tools, then increase to heavier pressure using denser tools if you choose.
The best self massage technique depends on your health and wellness goals.
Whether you’re working out, doing yard work, or simply working at your desk, we recommend the “flushing” technique for all-around body care. Lightly make tool contact with an area of the body and move the tool back and forth over the skin. In “flushing,” the goal is to warm up the tissues and increase circulation to allow the body to move more easily during activity, or recover faster, by flushing away inflammatory molecules, lymph and toxins.
For body stiffness and mobility limitations, we recommend using the “compress, shear, and lengthen” technique. Make tool contact with the sensitive area and take a few deep breaths to relax. Then use the tool to help move the skin to either side while slowly lengthening and shortening the joint closest to the affected muscles. (For example, if working on stiff quads, you would slowly bend and extend the knee while using a self massage tool in the quad muscle area.) Take deep breaths throughout this exercise. If it’s painful to apply the tool directly to the stiff or “stuck” area of the body, start by gently treating the adjacent areas.
If you’re in pain, it’s important to visit a clinical professional for advice. Once you’re certain there’s no acute injury or tissue damage in play, consider the “pin and hold” technique. Using a very light touch with a tool, scan the affected area and find several spots to apply mild pressure above, below or beside the central pain point; this release should not be painful. Settle in and relax while you take at least 10 deep belly breaths while pressing gently.
Every body is different — and it’s natural for muscle massage and myofascial release needs to vary based on an individual’s physiology, activity and overall lifestyle. We’ve bundled many of our most popular tools based on different self care intentions and needs, so you can easily assemble the collection that’s most beneficial to you.