There are many types of massage tools available which often skip people’s mind when they look for a solution. These tools of massage are very helpful because their design, usage, and functions are very simple. The most striking thing about these tools are, they serve the purpose of making you relax very successfully.
These are sort of unconventional body massagers that people use but they are very effective. Chiropractors use these massagers before they start their session to loosen up all the core muscles. This helps them to get on with all the cracking. Most of these massagers come with a very long chord to support a wider range of areas. This helps the chiropractors to reach different body parts of the lied-down patient easily. Most of the top brands comes with variable vibration control at the top and a very comfortable cushion padding at the bottom. These also come with two handles at the top for more control. The power rating of most of the variants in the market is between 110-120 V AC whereas most of them weigh around 2 Kgs.
Your psoas muscle can be a source of lower back pain because it attaches to the lumbar spine, it may cause pain and discomfort in this area. Pain may also be felt in the front of the hip because this is also where the psoas is attached. The PSO-rite can be used to provide myofascial release to the affected psoas muscle. You must lay on the tool placing it under your psoas muscle. You can increase or decrease the pressure by allowing weight more or less on your hands. It is also very useful for peck muscles, abdominal muscles, glutes, hamstrings etc. and you can use it in many ways other than just laying on it, like pressing it against the wall or even massaging your body with it using your hands.
We all know about hot stone massage therapy. So, you can have your personal stone set that you can use for hot stone massage. When choosing your stone set you should pick the stones with the right sizes for the purpose. You also need to check the heat retention capacity of the stones. There are some brands in the market that provides the electric heating feature with a stone set.
The price of the stone set depends on the following:
People use massage guns for precision massage and powerful percussion. These guns usually have different heads to target different portions of the body. Most of the massage guns in the market are usually battery-powered and are rechargeable. These are mainly very fast and powerful deep tissue massagers hence they give around 1500-3500 strokes per minute and runs for 2-4 hours on a full charge depending on the brands and variants. They are being used by professional sports teams for quite a long time.
These massagers with their unique shape and sizes therefore, they allow you to access difficult muscle groups of the body and help you to relax. They have multiple knobs through which you can target trigger points by applying pressure. The most intriguing things about these massagers are that they are simplistic, low cost, and very durable.
Massage balls are tools that are used to target a specific small affected area. You need to press the ball against something, that might be a wall, desk, bed, or even your hand hence for required relaxation, you need to roll the ball back and forth. They can be smooth, spiky, soft, or sturdy depending on the need. Spiky balls are called trigger point balls. You can use these balls before an exercise session or sporting event in order to lose tight and stiff muscles. There is even an automatic spinning ball that can be applied to the sore area with lotion. Some variants have differential speed settings and are even washable. Some of these balls also come with heating and cooling options.
These stick massagers are really very good physical therapy tools. They can be used for soreness, aches, pains, and knots in specific areas but the most important function of these types of massagers is that they do wonders against cellulite. Massage sticks are very good as pre and post-workout muscle relaxants. There are various types of stick massagers in the market made of different materials like wood, steel, rubber, etc.
Massage rollers are very useful self-massaging tools. The principle is that you roll them in the affected area to soothe the pain. Rollers can be of different sizes from large to support your back to small to support your knees. Your partner can often help you to reach the difficult spot so that you can get the desired myofascial release that you want. Besides all the relaxation apart, it is fun to just roll around.
Gua sha in Chinese means to bring out sand. When Gua Sha is performed on the body, tiny red dots appear on the skin which somewhat resembles sand. Gua sha is also called scaping, spooning, coining, and different other names. The crazy thing about Gua Sha is that it claims not only solves body pain related issues but also flu, colds, and fevers, etc. This technique has been in the Chinese tradition for over 2000 years. It essentially means to scape your body with a Gua Sha tool to get the required relaxation.
These massage tools have multiple massage nodes to target specific trigger points of the body. They are ergonomically designed to put pressure on the targeted areas where reaching with bare hands is not possible. They are often made with steel covered with rubber or strong acrylic materials.