By now, most of us are aware of the many benefits that myofascial release can offer: increased circulation, improved muscular range of motion, and reduced muscle soreness, just to name a few. Whether you maintain an active lifestyle or not, everyone can benefit from regular myofascial release.
However, foam rollers usually aren’t convenient to travel with due to their bulky size, and you’ll rarely find foam rollers in most hotel fitness centers. Luckily for you, there are myofascial release tools on the market that are extremely portable and work just as well as traditional foam rollers at massaging out stubborn trigger points.
Often called a “massage stick”, “stick roller”, or “myofascial release stick”, they usually range from 17″-28″ in length and are available in varying degrees of flexibility (more firm or less firm). They can range anywhere from $20-$40, depending on the make and model. No matter which you choose, they get the job done. So don’t suffer with tight, sore muscles just because you’re on the road and couldn’t fit your foam roller in your luggage. Invest in a myofascial release stick; your muscles will thank you.