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.
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.
GRID Mini Foam Roller
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.
The Little Stick
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.