Whether you’re sore after a yoga session, running, or you’ve started a new workout routine, we all know what it’s like to be aching badly. Luckily, whatever pain and soreness you’re feeling can be alleviated — with or without the need for a professional massage appointment or actual painkillers.
When your muscles are sore, it’s because you’ve done something to tear the muscle fibers, so repairing them takes patience — and no amount of messages, painkillers or cream can really speed up that the healing process. That said, I was recently introduced to a new tool that has revolutionized how I relieve my the pain I feel when I have a sore muscle — and I’m so excited to be sharing it with you. Meet the expert designed RAD roller — a.k.a. your new best friend.
Designed to free up movement in soft tissue and joints, it’s precise enough to target almost every muscle in your body, and everywhere you go (it’s crazy compact and perfectly portable). We’re talking deep tissue in the neck and back, calves, hip joints, IT bands, glutes, arms, feet, and under the shoulder.
Plus, this thing is super easy to use. Thigh aching from spending too long in a half-pigeon pose, but stuck at the office? Slip the RAD roller under your leg while you’re working. Back aching? There’s no need for a second set of hands to get the message. You can do it yourself —and I’m just going to give it to you straight: it’s better. It really is the most functional massage and release tool I’ve ever used.
The innovative RAD Roller is designed to create functional point release all along your spine without putting painful pressure on the spine itself.
“We have been looking for something like this for years, and now we can’t keep RAD rollers on the shelves. They make a great complement to regular adjustments.”
– Lisa Goodman, DC, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
RAD rounds are specifically designed for the body, not sports, which is a lot more than a tennis ball. The have the small size and pinpoint precision to mobilize muscles that other tools can’t touch. With three sizes and three different densities, these balls serve up so many options when it comes to kneading out your tough spots. And for those who crave even more control and focused release, pair these babies with the RAD Block.
“RAD Rounds are best things I’ve ever used to pamper my body and perform to my best!”
– Ruth Nivon, Professional Triathlete
The RAD Block does it all. First, it elevates your stretch out session by raising the height of your RAD Roller and RAD Rounds for better leverage in hard-to-reach places. Plus, it stabilizes your tools so you can isolate pressure with no rolling.
“My clients are mostly athletes, so I highly recommend RAD tools for post-workout recovery since they can’t get a massage everyday.”
– Suzie Collyer, Medical, and Sports Massage Therapist.
The RAD Rod is fully loaded with a steel core and soft outer shell. It’s excellent at rolling our tight muscles and built-up toxins better than anything.
“Using my RAD Rod is the best thing I can do after long rides or killer sessions at the track.”
– Mafer Gonzales, Professional Athlete
The RAD Helix has low back extension and three-dimensional muscular release down to a science. No joke, this tool traditional foam rollers to shame. The arched design replicates a double helix, the building blocks of the body. It flushes out toxins and enhances your back’s range of motion. Oh, and did I mention it’s also great to use on calves, quads, hamstrings, and hips? Guys love this one too.
Download this handy guide from RAD on how to use your new, nifty massage tool.
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