Self massage for health is one of the least expensive and most beneficial ways to treat the body. As reported at Livestrong.com, “Massage has amazing effects on the health of the person being massaged. It improves circulation, relaxes muscles, aids digestion and speeds up the elimination of waste products.” There are two ways to receive a massage. You can visit a professional or you can give yourself a massage. Self massage for health with these top 5 massage therapy products.
1. Omni Massage Roller
This is probably one of the best products on the market for trigger point self massage. The Omni Massage Roller is from the family of Omni Massage Systems. The roller is easy to use, on your own, whether you are at home or need some stress relieve at the office. The roller is easy to hold and gives you deep relieve for sore, tight muscles. Tested by professionals and highly affordable at less than $16, the roller comes in five attractive marbleized pearl colors.
2. The Original Backnobber® II
This is a trigger point self massage tool that has a unique S shape. Designed to ease muscle aches in the back, neck and shoulder, the shape of the The Original Backnobber® II makes it easier for you to apply pressure to the points needed while placing it over the shoulder or under the arm. The tool can travel with you to the office when dissembled. Cost is under $50.
3.The Trigger Wheel
This is one of the top 5 massage therapy products that are perfect for home or travel. Find the point that needs attention, apply the Trigger Wheel and the device will release pressure back and forth over the affected area. The Trigger Wheel sells for under $25
4.The Knobble® II
Originally made of wood, the new design is made of durable polymer. What makes the The Knobble® II a great tool is what it does for your hands. The tool allows you to give a effective self massage without putting too much pressure on your hands, although hands are a great tool for self massage. Shaped like a doorknob, the tool is excellent for relieving tight muscles.
5. Homedics QRM-400 Therapist Select Quad-Roller Massaging Cushion
The least expensive and most effective self massage tools are non-electric. However, one of the most effective electric devices is a massaging cushion that you can place in any chair. The massage cushion provides for six different types of shiatsu or rolling massages. The cushion fits most chairs and is under $200.