Granted, I'm a bit late to take advantage of a great massage ball. I'm usually not the one for whom I have a super-regulated fitness plan. So it seems that every time I walk or run in a class, I feel a little sore. After a few lazy stretches of legs and arms, I am looking for ways to loosen the grip of tight muscles – and fast. Sometimes I'm so tense that it's hard to go downstairs, so I was thrilled when the Hyperice Hypersphere Mini Vibrating Ball recently hit my desk.
I became a fan of Brand not so long ago after trying the Hypervolt Percussion Massage Device a larger, drill-like device that by percussive therapy (a form of deep massage ) Movement and soreness should improve soft tissue manipulation). While the Hypersphere does not use the same kind of exercise to loosen overloaded muscles (it's more of a vibration than a percussive movement), it really goes into my tightness in the city, even if it's not the result is training hard in the gym (hello, technical neck!).
Because it's round, I can effortlessly roll this small but powerful ball – about the size of an orange – over my body to quickly massage it while lying down, or go deeper with certain painful areas like my neck and my shoulders or the soles with just a touch of extra pressure. It also has three different vibration speeds that increase depending on the needs of my body (it took me a little time to get used to the last one, which is great for deep knots) and is super lightweight, so there's no extra Mass results in my sports bag or a suitcase when I'm on the go. Tip: Massage your muscles in a circular motion with the hypersphere to develop their full effect.
I do not have to do anything except bask in their relaxing (and sometimes uncomfortable) vibrations. After about 10 minutes or more, when I feel particularly sore, my muscles feel super easy, almost as if I had received a professional massage but from the comfort of my life Room. I would even go so far as to call it a miracle worker and stress reduction in one – almost as reassuring as a bubble bath after a strenuous workout.
Buy: Hyperice Hypersphere Mini Vibrating Ball, $ 166, amazon.com
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