Tuesday, August 23, 2016

weekly find: the best foam roller

The major question when planning a spa day is always: massage or facial? For me, the answer is easy. Although I know facials are generally more beneficial in terms of getting tangible results, which is important to consider when you’re shelling out over $100 for a 50 minute service, it’s just too difficult to say no to the relaxational bliss you experience while getting a massage.

However, as a 20-something-year-old living in one of the most expensive cities in the country, my budget for any sort of spa service is slim to none. Manicures and pedicures have even gone out the window since moving here. Instead, I “invested” in some $2 files and buffers, cuticle cream, upped my Essie game and now replicate the experience at home, which actually yields similar results.

I took what I learned from that and applied it to massages.  Although nothing can replace the divine relaxation and indulgence you feel when getting a massage, you can work out some major muscle tension all on your own with a foam roller.

I’ve tried a bunch, and this one from Amazon is my absolute favorite. The bumps are specifically designed to work as a massage therapist’s fingers would, finding knots and applying the right amount of pressure to roll out tightness. The compact size is also ideal for storage and still provides enough surface area to target all the major areas; and not to mention it’s super affordable.

Since buying it, one of my favorite things to do at the end of a long day is search for a YouTube video that shows how to target a certain area that’s especially been bothering me, and roll it out while watching some trashy reality TV. Not quite the same as going to a swanky spa with lavender rose water and aromatherapy, but does the trick nonetheless.

Shop the Item Here: Master of Muscle Foam Roller available on Amazon
Price: $23


  1. How great! Need to give it a try, to be honest... I do not get massages nor facials as much as I should. I leave the massages for those days when I just cannot move my neck anymore... :D


    Novelstyle Blog

    1. That's definitely a good time to splurge on them! I love this foam roller for loosening tight muscles after exercising or sitting at work. You can actually use it on your neck too!

  2. I recently tried foam rollers (the proper way) a few weeks back and I was amazed at how relaxing it was, and how stretched out my muscles felt the next day. I will definitely be looking into this, thanks for the review!

    Characters & Carry-ons

    1. Thanks, Joyce! Aren't they so great? I was totally amazed the first time I used one too.

  3. I started to getting more into fitness and I'm working out 4 times a week and I'm seriously thinking about purchasing a foam roller. I've heard it can do wonders for muscle recovery!


    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

    1. That's so awesome! It definitely can work wonders for muscle recovery and injury prevention! I for sure recommend it :)

  4. This sounds like a great product to have after a busy day to relax :)


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