I was hesitant to buy this due to the lack of reviews and it is pricier—more than double the price of the majority of the massage sticks available, but I’m willing to pay more for quality product that will last the test of time and use, and this is quality product. I spent a long time researching and inspecting all types of massage sticks online as well as in stores as this was an important purchase for me because I have fibromyalgia, Lyme and co-infections, chronic structural, myofascial and muscle misalignment and of course severe knotting and pain! This is a great tool for gentle release as well as detoxification of muscle and skin tissues.
This stick was different and superior to others in a few ways: the material, shape of handles, roller and weight. It is not heavy but a solid piece of equipment. The handles are easy to grip and the roller does not literally grip your skin as it says—I also primarily use this with clothes on but if you do have loose fitting clothes it will grip to it and bunch up and possibly tangle. The main reason I bought this was due to the roller; it is one uniform thick smooth soft sturdy piece (feels like a cross between rubber and silicone) vs the large plastic beads or pointy balls that the other rollers had—I’m not trying to hurt myself here! It is now scientifically proven that gentle release is much more beneficial to muscles, fascia and structural alignment. Other rollers can be very harsh and actually cause minor and over time major trauma to your musculature. If you’re sensitive or are just looking for a better overall long term solution I would definitely recommend this massage stick. And I definitely paid the full price for this, it wasn’t a freebie or discounted in any way. I just like to write detailed reviews because I purchase a lot of stuff on amazon and rely on reviews, especially with photos!
The Trigger Point STK Sleek Handheld Foam Roller features a portable, slim design for targeted muscle relief and recovery. The unique Acura Surface design grips the skin while rolling, to help channel oxygen and blood flow to the tissue for enhanced muscle recovery. Slim grip ergonomic handles provide easy leverage and pressure control for users to target tight muscle aches and pains. The STK Sleek can be used while either seated or standing, at home or on-the-go, to roll through tight muscles and knots in soft tissue that can restrict movement and mobility. The STK Sleek massage stick can be used on both lower and upper body, including calf, hamstring, quadriceps, hips and back to improve mobility. One year manufacturer's warranty. Measures 1.5 inch wide by 18-inch length. Weight: 1 pound.