Taking the time to listen to your body and use self-massaging tools can help you relax and work out those aches and pains. This article will take you through 5 of the best handheld massage tools on the market today.
I have deliberately picked the least expensive, but most effective options. Handheld tools are most effective when they are very simple and easy to use. You should be able to just pick them up and start using them, or have someone else use them on you.
Using these tools on muscles that are aching, have knots, or are hurting for any reason can give you immediate pain relief. With regular use you can repair and strengthen the muscles. Let’s take a look at 5 of the best handheld massage tools, and what they can do for you.
5 of the Best Handheld Massage Tools
Palm Urchin 4-Legged Massage Tool
The legs and knobs are designed to glide across the skin while being able to apply enough pressure to work out knots.
It’s hygienic, washable, durable, and can be used with oils and creams. I recommend everyone has one of these in their homes. It’s always going to come in handy.
The Original Knobble II Massage Tool
It’s still effective and widely used today. It couldn’t be any easier to use. Just hold in the palm of your hand and rub into the problems areas.
It works well all over the body. You can use it as a trigger point therapy tool. Simple applications like using on your hands if you type all day works wonders, it’s very versatile.
Pressure Positive Original Index Knobber Massage Tool
This tool has a slightly different and interesting design. You hold the tool and grip it like you would a handle. Then use the knob to work into the muscles and tissue.
I’ve used a few tools like this and I really like the design. It feels very natural to hold something like this, and it can’t really fall from your hand.
This tool is recommended more so for those who want to press deep in to the tissue. Rather than just glide across the skin. Still, it does both light and firm anyway.
Jacknobber II Massage Tool
It’s ideal for travelers, sports people, anyone in a hurry, or those who just want a less-expensive alternative to a trip to a massage therapist.
Just pick it up find a comfortable hand position and start rubbing it into the muscles that are hurting. You can apply deep pressure or keep it to long softer strokes.
Thumb Saver Deep-Tissue Massage Tool
You position your thumb in the top and grip it in your hand. So it’s a comfortable position, but relies on you using thumb pressure to do the massaging.
This means you can get good focus on pressure on the desired area. But you lose some of the skin-to-skin contact and feeling. If you use thumb techniques already I recommend trying one of these.
The tools reviewed above are 5 of the best handheld massage tools you can use at home, the office, on the move, just about anywhere. They provide a convenient, quick, and cost-effective alternative to going to a professional massage therapist.
When used with essential oils and some knowledge of massage techniques you can have a very fulfilling and satisfying massage. Always consult a doctor if you have any concerns, and watch video tutorials if you are unsure about how to use the tools.
I’m a MA, (CMT) Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Reiki Master — I’m a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.