A variety of small yet effective portable massage tools allow you to continue keeping the kinks out on the go—each for $25 or less.


Can’t afford to invite your favorite massage therapist along on your vacation or to your destination race? Fear not. A variety of small yet effective portable massage tools allow you to continue keeping the kinks out on the go—each for $25 or less.

RAD Roller

$25, Radroller.com
Best for: Neck, back, glutes, arches of the foot

The size of twin tennis balls, the RAD Roller fits on either side of the vertebrae to relieve training (and travel) tension, and the density is ideal for relieving the tough fascia along the arch of the foot and hard-to-get glute muscles.

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GRID Mini Foam Roller

$25, Tptherapy.com
Best for: IT bands, hamstrings, quadriceps, calves

Totally travel-friendly, the 4-inch-by-5.5-inch GRID Mini Foam Roller takes a minimal amount of suitcase space, plus its hollow core is ideal for safe storage of itty bitty items.

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The Little Stick

$24, Thestick.com
Best for: Quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and IT bands

Marketed as the children’s version of the original Stick roller, this portable massager is the size of a small bike pump (14 inches) and a perfect pack-along for all your travels.

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