The Foot Roller Large and Porcupine Massage Ball are quality products of Body Back. The set includes a wooden foot roller and a porcupine massage ball that are both aimed to stimulate pressure points on the foot or on other body parts. Having the most number of nerve endings in the body, the foot is obviously the best part to activate the body’s natural healing ability. Both the roller and the massager can be used to produce a kneading effect that promotes better blood circulation and foot relief. Moreover, this should serve well those suffering from plantar fasciitis.
- Ideal for massaging aching foot and legs
- Highly recommended by medical practitioners like chiropractors and physical therapists
- Includes two quality products at one affordable price tag
Detailed Review of the Body Back Company Foot Roller Large and Porcupine Massage Ball
Design and Durability (3.0/5.0)
For those who prefer a hard or deep massage, the edges of the wooden foot roller may not be as sharp as other foot massagers. It therefore may not be soothing or satisfying at all for some users. The porcupine massage ball can be a better option if there are some parts on the foot that need further massage or penetration. However, the durability of the product can also be put into question most especially that wood decays through time. The massage ball may also easily break if someone heavy puts a lot of pressure on it. Since they’re just small in size, both the roller and the massage ball can be used anytime, anywhere.
Ease of Use (4.0/5.0)
The foot massager and massage ball are both very straightforward to use. One just has to apply pressure on the affected body part using either the foot massager or the massage ball. There is also a guide on acupuncture points that need to be targeted on the foot for the massage session to be completely satisfying. However, the guide seems too small for an average user to look onto. The massage ball can also be quite uncomfortable for those with sensitive foot, so this works better with the socks on. Since pain is subjective, it can either be used with the socks on or not.
The kneading effect of the foot roller doesn’t seem to be very effective in terms of improving blood circulation in the leg and foot. Part of the reason is its design and construction. I’ve noticed that the roller has round ridges, thus they don’t really massage deeply into the foot or other affected body parts. Although it seems soft, the massage ball may be a better option for some body parts that need deep massage. However, I don’t think the massage ball is durable enough to handle too much pressure. I believe this foot roller will be most effective for people who have very sensitive foot and leg.
Priced at $9.95, the set is obviously the best option for budget-conscious consumers who require a simple, soft massage on the foot and leg.
- Price is very affordable
- Easy to use
- Good option for those with very sensitive feet and legs
- Falls short in terms of performing deep massage
- May not be durable enough to handle pressure
The set works better for those with sensitive feet and legs. For those who want hard massage or deep penetration to muscles, it would be best to use this set along with another massager. Since it’s just very affordable, this is still a recommended product for those who need temporary relief from foot pains.