Self-massage equipment

I have stocks of some self-massage tools that I can sell you after a class or massage.  Please read my self-massage advice before use.

Different shapes and sizes work for different parts of the body. Depending on sensitivity, you will need a different hardness. You can easily pad a hard tool to make it softer using a blanket or pillow, but the opposite doesn't really work.

  • Balls are useful for accessing a point in a large, flat muscle especially around the trunk.  Lie on it and your body weight generates the pressure.
  • Rollers are best for working on a long thin muscle where the ball tends to 'ping' away.  Put the roller at right-angle to the muscle.

Tennis ball

Cheap and soft, the basic introductory self-massage tool.  They tend to collapse under stronger pressure and if you are serious about self-massage you need something firmer.

Price: 

£1.00

Massage ball

These purpose-made massage balls come in a variety of hardnesses, and are a good general tool.  If you get a firmer one, you can pad it with a towel.  Buy a pair and work up either side of your spine.

Price: 

£3.00

Lacrosse ball

A heavier ball that is fairly firm without feeling rock hard.  A good choice for frequent use.

Price: 

£6.00

Golf Ball

Small and hard, it's ideal for massaging the sole of your foot.  Good for hands too.  See how in this video.

Price: 

£0.50

Plastic roller

I make these basic rollers from plastic drain pipe.  Good for working on long thin muscles such as on the legs.  They are hard, so most people should pad them with a blanket or pillow.

Price: 

£3.00

Foot massage stick

These massage sticks are good for working on feet and hands.  See how in this video.

Price: 

£1.00