The Gaiam Restore Foot Massage Roller is mainly designed to help relieve pain and stiffness in the foot that are caused by a foot ailment called plantar fasciitis. It is ideal for those who want to enhance blood flow or relieve their muscles from stress. It’s also capable of maintaining temperature for a maximum of 30 minutes, so it can be used to either perform cold or hot therapy.
- Helps relieve pain caused by plantar fasciitis
- Dotted surface that provides kneading effect
- Can be placed in the freezer or warm water for a choice of either hot or cold relief
- Can maintain its hot or cold temperature for about 30 minutes
Detailed Review of the Gaiam Restore Foot Massage Roller
Design and Durability (4.0/5.0)
The Gaiam Restore Foot Massage Roller is ergonomically designed to fit into the arches of the feet. This makes its dotted surface more efficient in terms of pressing onto different muscles of the feet. You can really feel the surface of the roller rubbing your arches, toes, and heels. I find the design tailor-fit to those suffering from plantar fasciitis or other similar foot ailments. Its small size also makes it very handy and easy to use. However, it seems hollow and not sturdy enough for big guys like me to put on some weight.
Ease of Use (5.0/5.0)
The massage roller is by itself already easy to use, because it’s just very handy. What makes it easier and more convenient is its unique design which includes the surface dots. All you have to do is put your foot on and roll it. Unlike other self-handled massagers, the Gaiam Restore Foot Massage Roller doesn’t require you to move your feet a lot. Since it fits perfectly into the arches of your feet, all you have to do is to simply roll and apply pressure on it. The surface dots will do the job of pressing into the muscles of your feet for a more relieving effect. For those who want to do it cold or hot, you can either put it on a freezer or on hot water before every use.
The massager is definitely ideal in relieving foot pains caused by plantar fasciitis. Since it’s perfectly designed to fit into the arches, its surface dots efficiently work in massaging different parts of the foot. The kneading action is relieving in just after a few minutes of using it. The choice of either using it cold or hot also makes it more effective. However, the coldness or warmth doesn’t seem to last that long as expected.
I find the Gaiam Restore Foot Massage Roller reasonably priced at $12.99. It’s properly designed to thoroughly massage the feet, but it’s not that sturdy.
- Designed perfectly to fit into the arches of the feet
- Kneading effect is good in relieving foot pains
- Easy to use
- Very portable
- Not strong enough to handle heavy weight
- Hot/Cold relief does not stay that long
The Gaiam Restore Foot Massage Roller is highly recommended to those people suffering from plantar fasciitis and other foot pains. At $12.99, the relieving results make it a good buy. However, extra caution is needed in terms of applying much pressure onto the roller. It’s surely going to break easily, if you put all your weight on it.