Roll Recovery R8 Deep Tissue Massage Roller

Roll’s R8 roller is an easy way to stay on top of recovery and massage this winter and any time of the year.




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Roll’s Recovery R8 deep tissue massage roller is for athletes who want to take their recovery game to the next level without the cost of a personal massage therapist. The roller helps reduce inflammation and breaks up muscle adhesions to combat soreness and stiffness caused by tough workouts.

The spring-loaded roller self-adjusts for different body sizes and applies massaging pressures that feel like a deep-tissue treatment. It targets the IT bands, quads, hamstrings, calves, shins, glutes, and arms to increase circulation and help muscles recover faster. But don’t be deceived by the word massage here. The springs are strong and squeeze the polyurethane wheels tight on the muscles for a slightly uncomfortable but effective flush.

We’ve been using Roll’s recovery roller at night while vegging out after a long day of work and training to keep ourselves healthy and limber throughout the cross season. It only takes a few minutes targeting each muscle group to feel the loosening effects of the recovery roller. And having a TV show or other distraction can be nice to take your mind off of the uncomfortable feeling when you hit knots or muscle adhesions.

The roller is an FDA-registered medical device and its frame is made from Zytel thermoplastic. This durable plastic can withstand the strong forces created by the roller’s corrosion-resistant springs so it’ll last for multiple seasons and countless hard workouts.

The 2.5-pound R8 roller lays flat and easily packs away into a suitcase for travel. You can stash it in your car for a personal post-race massage or just keep it by the couch for nightly recovery work. The off-season is no excuse to cut corners in training and Roll’s R8 roller is an easy way to stay on top of recovery and massage this winter.

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