Monday, February 17, 2020

Reviewing the Muscle Max Massage Ball

The Muscle Max Massage Ball looks like a gimmick. It looks like an over-sized, hard rubber tennis ball with grooves. However, it is somehow much more than that and has helped me immensely with pain relief. After the first time I used one I knew I had to have one of my own. 


Reviewing the Muscle Max massage ball on ReviewThisReviews.com


The Backstory


I have had migraines and a constant daily headache since the late 1980s. Relief has been elusive. And costly. The causes of migraines are as individual as each person that has them. In my opinion, that is what makes them difficult to treat. I have recently found pain relief with treatment and the Muscle Max Massage Ball by Epitome Fitness is a part of that treatment. 

I have started treatment that has included chiropractic, dry needling, stim/heat treatment, stretching and exercise. With this treatment, I'm experiencing greatly reduced pain and actually have some days with no pain at all.


The Muscle Max Massage Ball


The physical therapy portion of my treatment began with the initial focus of loosening me up and increasing range of motion. The pain over the decades had kept me in a constant state of gritting teeth and shrugged shoulders. When the PT staff handed me this little rubber ball, I was so skeptical that I nearly laughed. But I did as instructed.

Standing against the wall, I placed the ball between my back/shoulders area and leaned back. As I moved my body up and down or side to side, the ball gave a deep muscle massage. I could adjust the pressure by how hard I leaned back. Finding a knot in my muscle, I pressed back and rubbed until I could feel the knot loosening.

It was so effective that I left my appointment and hopped on Amazon to order my own Muscle Max Massage Ball.  

A few descriptive blurbs from the Epitome Fitness site:

  • high density rubber
  • trigger point massage grid
  • provides Myofascial Release therapy (MFR)
  • relaxes contracted muscles
  • improves blood circulation

The Epitome Fitness site also highlights a few different ways to use the ball.

Clearly, the Muscle Max ball is only one piece of my recovery. I would not say that it alone cured my migraines. I would say that it immediately feels good and I can feel improvement each time I use this strange rubber ball. With daily use, the tension in my shoulders has released dramatically and my range of motion has increased noticeably.

Important Note: I am not a doctor or physical therapist. If you have chronic pain or health problems, as always, consult your provider before beginning a new treatment or exercise. 





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7 comments:

  1. Wow. Like having your own personal at-home physical therapist on call 24/7. Glad to hear that it is helping so much with your pain management and migraine relief.

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  2. I hate that you have had to experience so much misery for so long. I'm happy that you can bring some much-needed relief and self-care into your world when you need it. Sounds like this massage ball is worth its weight in gold. Wishing you continual improvement and increasing moments of release from pain. I care.

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  3. This sounds very interesting. So glad you found something to help you. Like you state, since physical ailments can have so many causes there are also many way to help and each person must find what works best for them. I have found this true in so many ways. Thanks for another idea...great review.

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  4. This is amazing Dawn! I am so glad you have found something that really helps. I know your migraines are debilitating. Like you, I would have been skeptical too. I really glad you didn't let your doubt keep you from trying what is clearly a dandy muscle massage ball.

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  5. Glad this is helping! Thanks for the review, can always use another "tool" and this can be helpful in so many ways :)

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  6. Reading how it's used sounds so relaxing. I can just feel it. I don't have headache issues, sorry that you have to deal with that, not fun - but I wouldn't mind this for relaxation and for one of my sons who has back issues.

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  7. Wow Dawn, I'm sure glad that this has helped you. I know many people who suffer migraines and will do just about anything to get relief. I will share this and hopefully they will see how much it has helped you. Thank you for this review, I'm sure it will help many people.

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