The self massage tool, Bodybackbuddy has been an invaluable tool for me in relieving tension and sore muscles especially in my shoulders and back. It not only provides self massages that the user can control the pressure of but it also saves a lot of money you could potentially be spending on either a chiropractor or a masseuse.
I stumbled upon the this ingenious tool when I was looking for a solution to the constant and nearly unbearable right shoulder pain and tightness I was having. The funny thing is that the reason I was having sore muscles in my right shoulder was because I had separated my left shoulder during a lacrosse game and was overcompensating, causing an imbalance and severe tightness in my right shoulder.
It didn’t help that I also tried to be a tough guy and also trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (a submission grappling martial art – for those of you living under a rock) fighting through the pain and discomfort before my shoulder was fully healed. I’d spend all day at work miserable because of the constant pain and looking online for solutions. I went to a top notch chiropractor who taught at the only certified license chiropractic school in the state but my health insurance sucks so I was only able to go a few times.
I’d do my usual routine of laying on the ground with a lacrosse ball underneath and try to get the knots out that way but I was never satisfied with the results and I couldn’t target the specific areas I was looking for, I even tried it against a wall thinking that it would provide me more control but the ball kept falling to the ground. It was so bad I started to dream up of ways I could make my own self massager!
It wasn’t till I was at the bookstore and looking at a stretching book by Bob Anderson that I saw what I was looking for. In the back of his book he had some recommended tools to relieve sore muscles and one of them was called Theracane. I immediately went home and looked it up online, primed and ready to purchase. I was going to order from Amazon when they had a recommended product called Bodybackbuddy. This looked like the Theracane on steroids! It had waaaaaay more knobs of different sizes to relieve knots and trigger points. I wanted it as soon as possible since I had been suffering for over two weeks and had it shipped to my work. I was really excited to try it out and opened it at work when I got it. First thing my co-workers said when they saw it was “what is that a sex toy?” I suppose it does look a little exotic but trust me when I say that it’s one of the top 10 best purchases I’ve ever made. I use it all the time and even though my friends make fun of it when they first see it, afterwards they always ask me if they can use it whenever they are at my house. Its better in my opinion than a chic giving you a massage (a real one, not a sensual one) because you can really apply some pressure to really specific areas to really get some sore muscle relief.
If you doubt my own testimonial here are what users are raving about on Amazon:
No way! It really works?! November 21, 2007
That was my question to friends who have this crazy-looking self-massage tool. After 10 minutes, I was “hooked”.
Joins the short list of things that I could never live without, March 4, 2010
body back buddy, March 3, 2010
I purchased the Body Back Buddy from Amazon especially for my wife because she has fibromialgia and a lot of trigger points in her back that she can’t reach to ease her pain. she says it works great and loves it and since i don’t have to wear out my fingers pressing on her sore spots i love it too
Great Back Buddy Tool!, April 2, 2008
Great Tool, so many ways you can apply pressure, massage muscles, just unlimited uses and easy to hold on to…would highly recommend this tool!
looks odd, works great, April 12, 2007
This is the weirdest looking thing to explain to someone who first sees it. It looks like it might be a sex toy. For massaging your own back it works great. It seemed expensive before I ordered it, but it is very sturdy and the price seems more reasonable now that I have it.
I would recommend this mostly for guys because if you can handle the pressure that you are able to put into it you can really work on some specific knots that can be a little painful at first, but that’s because your getting those trigger points out! I myself mainly use this for my shoulders, neck and back but I’ve used different parts of the Bodybackbuddy for my pecs and legs; the possibilities are endless use your imagination and be creative.
There is also a trigger point book that is highly regarded, I’ve never purchased it but it has over 300 positive reviews on Amazon users may be interested in. One more thing: do NOT buy the mini-BBB it is really flimsy and not really good for anything except maybe clubbing idiots who ask “what is that, a sex toy?”
If you want to save money, time and experience muscle pain relief click here to buy the Bodybackbuddy! I just bought my second one just for work! AND got free shipping!