The muscle toothbrush is a muscle rolling stick. I’ve covered a few sticks on the blog as I’m a huge fan of them and use them myself.
Muscle stick are awesome at keeping your muscles supple and breaking down any soreness and injury. They are easy to use too. You just roll away for a few minutes a day, and the difference is noticeable.
The ‘muscle toothbrush’ from The Stick is getting a lot of publicity and people are raving about it so I thought I’d take a much closer look.
What Is the Muscle Toothbrush?
The muscle toothbrush is a self-massage tool from a company simply called The Stick. They market it as ‘a toothbrush for muscles’. While it’s not a huge brush, it is a tool that you can use every day so I see where they are coming from.
The company are calling is a revolutionary medical device to treat muscle pain and trigger points. Using the stick on a regular basis will dramatically improve your recovery, muscle performance, muscle health and flexibility.
While it’s not a new invention, it is one of the better sticks on the market. It’s made from space-age plastic. Pretty impressive for a massage stick, it allows it to flex and bend without breaking or losing its form.
The rollers in the middle of the stick also have ‘memory’, so they return to the original position after use. The rollers are designed to spin round as you press the stick on your muscles. It’s like massaging your muscles, it feel great actually.
It was popularized by the USA Cycling Team when they started using the sticks on their lower limbs. If it’s good enough for professional athletes, then it’s going to do wonders for you. It comes with a 90 day satisfaction guarantee, and a one year full warranty. So there are no reasons not to give one a try!
Dimensions – 17.5” x 2” x 1”, and weighs 11.2 oz.
How the Muscle Toothbrush Will Help
Reduces Muscle Soreness and Pain
Muscles are sore after a workout and can be painful the following day. Rolling down with the stick after a workout will drastically reduce the pain. Just 5-10 minutes is all you need, and it’s a nice massage feeling too.
Helps to Prevent Injuries by Keeping Your Muscles Supple
Using the stick on a regular basis will keep your muscles supple and loose. Reducing tension also reduces the risk of training related injuries. This is a huge reason for using the tool, injuries can have a massive negative impact on your life.
Reduces Recovery Time from Post-Workout Burn and Injury
A combination of the other plus points. Self-massage tools are an essential part of an athlete’s care. Less recovery time means more time working out and improving.
Increases the Flexibility of Your Muscles
Flexible muscles are more healthy. Plus, having more flexibility and a greater range of motion is important as we age. ROlling your muscles with a rolling stick increases flexibility and the range of motion.
Can the Muscle Toothbrush Be Used on Neck and Shoulders Easily?
Yes. You don’t have to be really flexible to reach your own shoulders and neck. It’s easier with someone else, but you can do it. Just hold the stick behind your back, one arm over the shoulder, and one under.
Roll it back and forth on the desired area. The stick has some bend to it, so don’t be shy on the pressure. Press as hard as you need to to get the muscles loosened up.
Is It Small Enough to Travel With?
Yes. The pictures make it look bigger than it actually is probably. It’s only 17” long, so it fits in most bags and luggage. Take it with you if you’re on the road, no excuses to not be using it.
Is the Stick Good for Deep-Tissue Work?
It’s not idea for deep-tissue massage. It has too much give to be really effective. You can apply as much pressure as you want, so it’s up to you how hard you press. But I wouldn’t say it’s ideal for deep-tissue.
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.