There are some parts of the body that you can’t quite get to with a foam roller or traditional massage techniques and this is where the spiky ball comes in handy.
Spiky balls are firmer and larger than a tennis ball and not quite as unforgiving as a golf ball or lacrosse ball, making them to perfect tool for releasing those hard to get to muscles. Using the spiky against a firm surface, you can regulate the amount of pressure by adjusting the position of your body. It’s the perfect tool to target areas like soles of the feet, shoulders, back of shoulders, glutes, hip flexors and calves.
Using a spiky ball on a regular basis is a great way to maintain flexibility, ease muscle tension and optimise performance. Spiky balls are particularly effective at releasing tightness due to myofascial trigger points. These are the knots and contractions that form in response to poor posture and over-use.
MNMC Chiropractor Dr Campbell Allport – “These are great to get to hard to reach tight areas to improve mobility and relax tight muscles”.