A coworker asked me today what massage tools I use. Took me a couple minutes to remember and I figured I’d share them here. I can divide the tools I use into two categories, the Sticks and the Nobbers.
The Computer Stick is great for working on the big muscles in the arms, legs, and back. The Stick is used to “segmentally compress and stretch muscle”. I’ve also got a longer one, but that’s not really necessary.
The TriggerWheel is based on the same principle as the Stick, but best for smaller muscles, like your wrist or ankle.
The FootWheel is perfect for achy feet, especially if you have plantar fasciitis. It looks and feels weird at first, but it really works out the feet.
The Posture Curve is new to me, but it’s for stretching the back, think I’m going to have to order one.
The Backnobber II (ignore any nobber not a II, the first series weren’t as good) is ideal for working on your upper back and sides.
The Jacknobber II is good for targeted work, can be left on the floor or against the wall then bring the area you want to hit against it.
The Indexnobber II is also good for targeted work, but smaller areas in front of you, like hands or feet.
The Orbit Massager isn’t quite the one I have, but it looks pretty similar. Like the TriggerWheel, it’s good for rolling on smaller muscles, but also feels good on the back.
Of course all of this isn’t that helpful without a guide, which is why I use The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook to help find out what I should target.