For me, lower back pain is always an issue. It has been accentuated by working from home, in a less than ergonomic chair, but there’s one thing I can always count on to relieve knots and tension. It’s not a foam roller, but it’s close. Massage therapy balls pinpoint pressure points and knots in your muscles to help relieve tension and pain, increasing blood flow and rejuvenating your muscles. They’re easy to use, all you have to do is lean on them, and if done right, they can hurt, but in the best possible way. To help you get the best tension relief, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite massage therapy balls.
FOR A STANDARD THERAPY BALL
Kieba Massage Balls
This is a basic set of therapy balls, and while they don’t look like much, if you use it correctly, it can really release knots in your back, neck, and legs. They are small, portable, and they double as lacrosse balls, too.
FOR A PEANUT THERAPY BALL
Yogu Peanut Doubleball
This is a double ball or a peanut. This shape allows for a more foam rolling feel, and it fits better around your spine, gripping both sides of the muscle without digging into the bone like the singular balls might.
FOR A TEXTURED THERAPY BALL
Triggerpoint Grid Massage Ball
This ball combines the best of both worlds—a foam roller and a therapy ball—into one. The GRID pattern allows for increased targeting and pressure points, as well as more blood and oxygen flow to desired areas.
FOR A VIBRATING THERAPY BALL
The great thing about the Theragun is that it does the rolling for you. This isn’t a Theragun, but it does vibrate at four different speeds to target areas that need an extra jolt. It is easy to use, charge, and store when you’re done, too.
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