Massage therapy aims to reduce tension in the body, offering stress relief, and can be applied using the hands or massage aids. Trigger point therapy involves putting pressure on tightened muscles to minimise tension and offer pain relief. These therapies may be used during injury rehabilitation or as a treatment for those who are living with muscle tension or pain.
Massage and trigger point therapy aids are types of physiotherapy equipment that help to relieve pressure and pain in various areas of the body. Many of these physiotherapy aids work with a rolling action to give a deeper massage to your muscles.
These therapy aids are an ideal way to continue physiotherapy exercises at home and can be used independently.
Massage aids – massage therapy aids include a massage stick and tri-roller. The massage stick has rotating rollers with handles to guide over sore muscles whilst the tri-roller is made up of three rolling balls.
Acupressure balls – acupressure balls are supplied in a pack of three with different hardness levels for each ball. They are suitable for use on different areas of the body and can be used with pressure from your hand or against a hard wall or floor.
Exercise mat – we offer exercise mats with a padded, slip-resistant surface that can be used for both physiotherapy and general exercises.
Foam roller – foam rollers can be used to improve stretch and flexibility and help to massage muscles during rehabilitation or exercise. They can be used on different areas of the body from your feet to your neck.
Style – consider which style of physio aid is most suitable for you. Whilst all physio aids can target different areas of the body, acupressure balls and rollers can target more specific or smaller areas, whereas foam rollers are ideal for targeting larger areas.