Tiger Ball 5.0
The Tiger Ball 5.0 is a lightweight foam roller ball, great for travel, and perfect for bigger muscle groups, such as hips, glutes, back, and shoulders. Ball massage surface provides targeted muscle care and relief of minor muscle aches and soreness. Use your weight as leverage and let the tool do the work. Use on the floor, chair, bed or wall. 5.0” massage surface. The ball won’t change shape despite the pressure or body weight. Check out our book “Happy Muscles” to help identify muscle knots/trigger points our tools can help with.
- Perfect for deep self-massage work. This ball packs a lot of punch. Our founder loves it for her hamstrings.
- Super firm, surprisingly light-weight, “won’t crush” massage ball
- Made of Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Foam
- Small ridges on the ball keep the ball from sliding out from under you
- The small ridges aren’t too deep, so it’s still easy to clean
- Tool sits higher than the 5″ Curve Ball, so you’re able to leverage your body onto the tool for deeper, more intense work
- Keeps shape, won’t deform
- Easy to clean: Simply use anti-bacterial gel or gently wash with soap and water
PLEASE NOTE: Before beginning any type of massage therapy or treatment, seek the advice of a physician.
- Lie on top of your Tiger Ball 5.0 or lean onto it against a wall, and apply pressure on your muscles.
- Relaxing your muscles during this process will help you massage the “belly” of the muscle.
- You are the judge of how much pressure to apply. Strive for a “good hurt”- from 5-7 on a scale of 1-10. If rolling on the floor is too painful for you, try rolling on a wall or on a bed. “Grimacing” with pressure can be described as that “hurts so good” feeling. It’s not unusual for people to laugh and/or get really serious when applying this type of pressure on a muscle knot. This is usually where we see the best success.
- Always follow muscle paths. Massage each muscle group 10-20 seconds. With each pass, gently press deeper into the muscle. Avoid massaging directly over bones.
- Tender muscle knots can reduce range of motion while causing minor aches, discomfort and muscle fatigue. Knots come in various sizes, like a pin head, pea, noodle or small pickle.
- Minor discomfort or tenderness may be experienced when passing over muscle knots. To minimize knots, apply 10 seconds of firm, constant, focused strokes, for three sets.
- Recurring or stubborn muscle knots often need additional attention. Using Tiger Tail products 2-3 times a day may help speed healing. Over the course of time, muscle knots should get smaller or disappear.