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Wendy Gail Young

Professional Ergonomic Expert

Best Self Massage Tools & Hand Held Massager

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Massage is not a luxury anymore and there are simple ways to relax your muscles, mind, and body even if you do not have time to make an appointment. Plus it is great on the budget.

There are many kinds of self massage tools on the market today. Some are designed to be used solely on your own. Some are designed to be used on others. There are all shapes and sizes depending on your body and needs.

Try some self massage as soon as you can! The way I see it is self massage equals self love!

This section includes my all time favorite and fun massage tools as well as those that allow for easy self massage of the upper and lower back muscles and scalp.

Best Self Massage Tools by Wendy Gail Young

The Best You Can Get

  • Happy Massager

    Wendy says: The Happy Massager is one of the best selling massage tools on the market and has drawn a lot of attention to the world of self massage. Not to mention it is really cute and feels great just have sitting on your desk! Hats off to Happy's inventor, a massage therapist invented the massager to accurately mimic the pressure of massage. The four-pronged footprint design gives a great massage all over the body. The massage “rounds” as I call them are smaller on one end. Try both ends of the massager on various areas of the body to see which feels most comfortable and effective for your body. The Happy Massager allows for deep tissue massage while reducing the hand fatigue that can be associated with massage. Great for natural childbirth, self massage, and acupressure therapy.

    • Relaxes your body and mind
    • Provides the feeling of a professional massage
    • Easy to use for self massage
    • Great to use when massaging others
  • The Original Backnobber® II

    Wendy says: The Original Backnobber®II is one of my favorite self massage tools because it allows me to reach completely up and down my spine. What a joy to relax and stretch those sore muscles. It is constructed of durable, fiberglass reinforced nylon. Hook one of its curves over a shoulder or under an arm and use this leverage to apply firm, deep pressure to trigger points in the muscles of the neck, shoulder, upper and lower back. You will notice how applying pressure like this enhances your relaxation, breathing, and range of motion. This can greatly improve overall wellness. Comes in black, blue, green, and purple.

    • Awesome self massage tool for the back
    • Variety of fun colors
    • Applies pressure to trigger points
  • The Original Backnobber® (Long Size)

    Wendy says: The Original Backnobber®(Long Size) is just like The Original Backnobber® II only it can be effectively used for those who are six feet and taller. It can also be used by everyone one else. So if you are a family of tall and short this may be the way to go. Unless you each want your own!

    It allows you to reach completely up and down your spine. What a joy to relax and stretch those sore muscles. It is constructed of durable, fiberglass reinforced nylon. Hook one of its curves over a shoulder or under an arm and use this leverage to apply firm, deep pressure to trigger points in the muscles of the neck, shoulder, upper and lower back. You will notice how applying pressure like this enhances your relaxation, breathing, and range of motion. This can greatly improve overall wellness. Available colors: black, blue, green, and purple.

    • Awesome self massage tool for the back
    • Variety of fun colors
    • Applies pressure to trigger points
    • Great for those who are 6’ and up
  • The Original Backnobber® (Big Bend Size)

    Wendy says: The Big Bend Backnobber is designed for people who weigh 200 pounds or more yet can be used comfortably by average size adults. It is hand crafted from a steel bar, bent in the shape of an “S” with wooden balls, one relatively small and one somewhat larger, permanently affixed to each end. It measures about 26” in overall length with one curve nine inches across. The larger curve measures fifteen inches across providing greater reach and leverage for people of larger girth.

    Hook one of its curves over a shoulder or under an arm and use this leverage to apply firm, deep pressure to trigger points in the muscles of the neck, shoulder, upper and lower back. You will notice how applying pressure like this enhances your relaxation, breathing, and range of motion. Available colors: red, blue, purple, and black.

    • Massages trigger points easily
    • Designed for larger frames
    • Provides easy self massage
    • Variety of fun colors
  • Happy’s Head Trip

    Wendy says: Happy's Head Trip™ is just like a vacation for your head where there are so many nerve endings that want some attention. Spread the fingers out and adjust so they are angled in a shape slightly smaller than your head. Lower the fingers slowly onto the crown of your head and you will notice how this relaxes the rest of your body in the process. As you raise and lower the massager over your scalp you will continue to experience this deep relaxation and pleasure.

    • Ultimate head massager
    • Can be used on back and feet
    • Made of copper believed to have healing properties

You will be happy with any of these

  • The Original Orbit Massager®

    Wendy says: The Original Orbit Massager® will help you massage yourself or someone else while easily holding it in the palm of your hand. The gliding action of its freely rotational ball massages the muscles the same way a professional massage therapist does. Available colors: purple, green, red, and blue.

    • Massages trigger points
    • Easily massage self and others
    • Encourages circulation and relaxation
  • The Original Index Knobber® II

    Wendy says: The Original Index Knobber® II allows you to apply deep pressure to trigger points that you can easily reach with your hand. It is great for travel and creates firm, sustained pressure when necessary. It is very effective when massaging a sore muscle. It can be comfortably used in several hand positions and by the right or left hands.

    • Massages trigger points easily
    • Use with right and left hands
  • The Original Palmassager™

    Wendy says: The Original Palmassager™ is an efficient and effective self massage tool. Hold it firmly in the palm of the hand and use one, two or three of its round knobs to massage sore muscles. Available colors: purple, green, glacier blue, red and sapphire blue.

    • Massages trigger points easily
    • Use with right and left hands
  • Foot and Body Roller

    Wendy says: The Foot and Body Roller is made of smooth high-quality wood that easily provides a deep foot massage. It comes with soft gripping strips on its base to keep the unit in place. It is designed to let you easily massage someone else. The wooden balls roll independently allowing for comfortable and deep massage pressure.

    • Relaxes body
    • Specially designed accessory mounting kit included
    • Can hang from a door
    • Can mount to a wall
  • The Foot and Body Roller with Nubs

    Wendy says: The Foot and Body Roller with Nubs is made of smooth high-quality wood and smooth rubber nubs that easily provide a deep foot massage. It comes with soft gripping strips on its base to keep the unit in place. It is designed to let you easily massage someone else. The wooden balls roll independently allowing for comfortable and deep massage pressure.

    • Relaxes body
    • Specially designed accessory mounting kit included
    • Rolls out the tension in sore or overworked muscles
    • Flexible rubber studs for deep penetration

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