Why Flexibility Matters
Hurts So Good! Massage Balls allow you to release tension, break up sliding surface dysfunctions, and improve circulation in and around your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. In our modern lives, our movement patterns tend to be very habitual: we sit, stand, drive, and walk, but we often lack the dynamic range of motion that our bodies are designed for.
And the result? You end up stiff and sore.
We’re huge fans of all types of bodywork, including massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic care, but realistically, this is not something you can do every day or even every week. Due to financial and time limitations, most people can only meet one-on-one with a bodyworker a few times a year, which is rarely enough to affect real change.
The solution? Self-massage.
Hurts So Good! Massage Balls are designed to empower yoga students, office workers, and athletes alike to do profound deep tissue work on their own, as needed—as often as every day. These balls are named Hurts So Good for a reason. Most people immediately find them intense in a wonderful way.
Life Stress = Muscle Tension & Pain
As emotional stress accumulates in your body, a tremendous amount of tension builds up in its soft tissue. You’ve probably experienced the stress of your day getting stuck in your shoulders, your hips, your lower back, and your hamstrings. Yoga and other forms of exercise are a huge help, of course, but sometimes you just need a good massage.
If you’re like most people, you love getting massages, but it’s just not practical or affordable to get bodywork done weekly and certainly not daily. So what should you do? With Hurts So Good! Massage Balls you have all the tools needed to relieve stress and tension in minutes, often with just as profound a release as you’d get from professional treatment.
Benefits of self-massage:
- Relieve tight muscles, knots, aches, and pains any time, on your own
- Break up sliding surface disorders (stuck areas) in minutes
- Improve blood flow to targeted areas for nourishment and the elimination of toxins
- Release and relieve compressed nerves, such as carpal tunnel and sciatica
- Assist in scar tissue elasticity and correct healing
- Unlock trigger points and tension areas
- Take control and take care of your soft tissue health
Do You Get Sore After Yoga or Exercise?
If you never get sore from your yoga or fitness routine, you’re probably not working hard enough. It’s beneficial for both your muscles and hormonal system to get sore sometimes, but you can speed up recovery and reduce your discomfort through self-massage on affected areas.
Common uses of Hurts So Good! Massage Balls:
- Roll out your hamstrings after a hard practice or long run
- Massage deep into your piriformis (deep butt muscle) to relieve tension on your sciatic nerve
- Unlock your spine with two-ball, full-back rolls
- Work your psoas and quads when they get stiff and sore after a day of sitting at your desk
- Gently relieve tension in your neck and shoulders after a stressful week
Does it Really Hurt?
We call them Hurts So Good! Massage Balls because the most common thing our students say after using them is: “Ah, that hurts so good!” You’re in control of the pressure at all times, which means you can choose how much to ‘hurt.’ You’ll find your body’s tolerance for pressure is very light initially, but as you become accustomed to palpating and massaging your entire body, you’ll be able to work deeper and deeper, safely and comfortably, and it feels amazing.
These massage balls are made of firm, all-natural rubber that is designed to mimic the pressure and grip of a massage therapist’s hands, fingers, and elbows. Sports therapists have used baseballs, lacrosse balls, and tennis balls for decades, but those subpar stand-ins don’t compare to the function and feel of these new Hurts So Good! Massage Balls. They allow you to work deeper, grip superficial tissues separately from deep tissues, slide, press, and release in dozens of exercises.