We’re all familiar (or should be) with foam rollers. And we’ve probably all wandered into a Brookstone and given in to the guilty little pleasure that is the vibrating massage chair. Now, combine those two and you get the RollingFWD massage roller with vibration.
After shamelessly rolling around on it for a few minutes at Interbike, it’s now at the top of my wish list. The core is solid, covered by enough foam to be comfortable yet still press deep enough into the muscle. Once turned on, there are three levels of vibration intensity, which helps boost blood flow for even faster recovery. It’s rechargeable and will come in 18″ and 36″ lengths and should start shipping in March.
Roll on down for more details and other new things to keep those muscles loose…
Inside the device is a rechargeable lithium ion battery that’s good for up to 11 hours. Retail prices will be $199 for the shorty and $249 for the long one, shown here. Already owning two shorter massage rollers, I’d strongly recommend the longer one unless you need it portable for travel.
Check out their Kickstarter campaign here…it’s already met it’s funding goal, but it’s still open if you wanna nab one at a deal.
I’ve been a fan of Triggerpoint Therapy’s rollers and massage balls for years, even including them in my holiday gift guide last year. Now, they’ve updated the massage balls with a new material and size. The larger MB5 is a 5″ diameter firm foam ball for hip mobility comes out in November for $24.99. I’ve found this size is also really good for hitting the psoas muscle, which is almost constantly in a shortened position while sitting, whether that’s at a desk or on the bike. Ever stood up and taken a few seconds to be able to stand fully erect? That’s a tight psoas.
The MB1, which is the smaller size (about 2.5″ diameter) now comes in a firmer MBX version, too. All three use a grippier rubbery texture that won’t slip around on hard floors like their original cloth covered ones. Those are still available, but these new ones seem like the better option. They’re easier to clean, too.
TP’s combo kits all get revamped retail packaging. All education (aka instructions) is now digital and can be downloaded to mobile, no more DVD and booklet in the packaged collections. The collections drop down to just three options.