Whether you’re at the gym, at home, or on the go, a muscle-rolling massage stick can be your best friend—even when you’re using it to put the hurt (so good) on your muscles!
If you’ve read our article on foam massage rollers, then you know that massaging your muscles can be very beneficial to your health by preventing injury, releasing stress, and relieving pain. But what’s the difference between a muscle roller and a massage stick?
Muscle rollers use body weight, while massage sticks use the pressure you apply with your hands and upper body. Another important difference is that massage sticks are notably more portable than muscle rollers.
So if you’re interested in portability, as well as pain relief and prevention, check out our top picks for muscle-rolling massage sticks!
Best Simple Muscle Massage Stick: IDSON Muscle Roller ($11)
The IDSON Muscle Roller Stick is super portable and easy to use. Like the other muscle-rolling sticks on our list, the IDSON is a long stick that can easily fit in a bag, be stored in a car, or just be carried around. It’s 17.5 x 1.5 inches in size, so it’s not only easy to carry but it’s also long enough to relieve pain in even the largest muscles.
This roller is great for those who want to relieve soreness on the go without having to have a lot of space on the ground to stretch out. Relieve tension in your legs, arms, and back with the IDSON by gripping on the comfortable handles and rolling the 9 rollers that are on the rod over your muscles. If you like this massage stick, but want one that’s longer, check out The Stick Travel Stick.
The IDSON happens to have simple rollers that are great for getting out the pesky knots, but if you’re looking for a much deeper massage, check out our next two entries.