Product Review: Addaday Pro Massage Roller

 

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I first learned about foam rolling when my kids were running cross country and track during their high school years. I’d play around with their rollers here and there, but I was never too religious about it. A few years later, due to poor mechanics and far too many hours sitting at a computer, I developed some numbness and tingling in my arms because of tight muscles and pinched nerves. I wound up in physical therapy and again incorporated foam rolling into my routine to help my muscles relax and to relieve the pressure on my nerves. As often is the case, once I felt relief and the symptoms went away, I pretty much stopped using the foam roller unless I was having a particularly rough time.

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Fast-forward to the past year or two, where I have been running more and stretching less, and of course getting older by the day. I had been trying to schedule deep tissue massage at least once a month to help relieve some of the tightness in my muscles, but of course that can be very costly and with my work and travel schedule being so hectic, it’s hard to schedule the time. I again started using the foam roller sporadically, but it always felt clumsy and I was often rolling off of it instead of rolling with it!

When the opportunity to try the Addaday Pro Massage Roller came up, I jumped at the chance. To be clear, the Addaday Pro Massage Roller is not a foam roller, but rather a self-massage stick that can be used to target multiple areas, some of which often are hard to reach.

The first thing I noticed about the Addaday Pro Massage Roller was how lightweight it is. It is 21 inches long and has three different colored rollers. According to the website, the two softer blue rollers are “designed for kneading [and] can help with scar tissue”. The two gray rollers are medium and “help flush out lactic acid and muscle fatigue”. The small red pin point muscle roller is “for shin splints, Achilles and other hard to reach areas”.

I’ve been using the Addaday Pro Massage Roller for about a month now, and I have to say – I love it! It took a few times to get the hang of it, but now that I have been using it for a while, I know how to hold and it and how much pressure to apply where. At first I used it after running or working out, but in the past two weeks I have been using it when I wake up in the morning to help stretch my achy muscles. I use it most often on my lower legs, but I have also used it to get a good massage of my lower back. At this point I can say for sure that the roller is a great tool for kneading and relaxing my muscles, and I frequently use the red roller to help relieve the shin splints I occasionally get when running on my treadmill. With continued use I hope to appreciate the benefits of flushing out built up lactic acid and relieving muscle fatigue.

Another thing I really like about the Addaday Pro Massage Roller is that it fits in my carry-on suitcase. As I mentioned, I travel quite a bit, and after a long plane ride it’s nice to massage my stiff muscles when I arrive at my destination.

Overall I think the Addaday Pro Massage Roller is a great tool for home use to supplement professional deep tissue massage.

Have you tried the Addaday Pro Massage Roller? Check out the Addaday website to for more information on this and a variety of other tools to help relieve muscle tightness and pain!

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22 Comments

  1. Foam rolling is something that I still need to do more often. I’ll be great about it for a few weeks and then forget to do it for a few weeks lol.

    I actually have this same roller and really like it because it can fit in a suitcase!

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      I think like anything, you need to work on making it part of your daily routine. I think it takes a good couple of weeks of doing something consistently to get to that point. I am there right now; I hope I can keep up with it!

  2. I have not tried the Addaday roller, but I have a very similar one (with a series of big wooden beads. I foam roll, on occasion, but I really prefer the beaded stick because it’s more convenient and easier to target specific areas. It’s also much more travel-friendly LOL

  3. I’ve got that! I love all the different shapes and surfaces – it can really get into those tight spots.

  4. Thank you for the info on the Addaday Foam Roller! I have a lot of tight muscles and you are so right the massages get costly. I find that the massages are great but need a longer term solution because the tightness comes back in a week. Can’t wait to try out the roller!

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      I really like it! I’m learning to manipulate it to catch much of my back muscles as well. Definitely more affordable than regular massages!

  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my foam roller and have made it part of my weekly routine, especially post run! It’s a total game changer! 🙂 This one sounds amazing!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!

  6. I have a stick roller, but I have seen and heard really great things about the Addaday Pro Massage Roller. I love how rolling can help with recovery so much!

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      It’s been good for recovery for me for sure. I am trying to make it a part of my morning routine to help get me loosened up and get my blood flowing to my muscles in the morning!

  7. I am always traveling with a foam roller. This one looks like it can get the job done and wont add much to my suitcase. Ill have to check it out!

  8. I have so many different foam rollers etc. This one looks really great. Thank you for the great review!

  9. Adadday rollers are my favorites. They are perfect for getting in those little area and working out the tightness and soreness.

  10. That roller looks great. I have one that’s more uniform but the bobbly nature of that one looks like it will get into all those places!

  11. Interesting post, the roller looks great.
    I am just back from London: a very nice city to run a marathon: good luck!

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