Trigger Point MBX Massage Ball

Running Accessory Reviews
Trigger Point MBX Massage Ball

Category

Running Massage Aids

Summary

Ideal for targeting the tight knots and tension relief like that of a deep tissue massage. Constructed with layers of foam, suitable for small muscles’ extreme fatigue recovery and performs at its best on hard surfaces.

Trigger Point MBX Massage Ball
Foam Rollers & Massage Aids
£18.99

Trigger Point MBX Massage Ball

Features:

  • Extra firm for aggressive deep-tissue compression and relief of aches and pains
  • Ideal for intense application on small areas like calves, piriformis, and pectorals 
  • Encourages blood and oxygen flow to enhance overall movement, range of motion and performance
  • Foam surface is easier to clean and more hygienic than cloth
  • 2.6-inch diameter, 1.4 ounces

Pros

  • Very easy to use
  • Ideal for rehab as well as general strength and conditioning
  • Instant pain relief
  • Can be used on various body parts including the bottom of the feet in cases like Plantar Fasciitis
  • Firm material, not too hard so it's great for targeting areas like the calves and back of neck

Cons

  • Price point a little high compared to other massage balls.
  • Although the material is firmer than the MB1 (green ball), I found it didn't provide enough relief on smaller areas like my feet.

In Testing

The Trigger point MBX massage ball does the job it’s supposed to do. Like almost any other massage ball I’ve experienced, I was able to target the main muscle groups and it was gentle enough for the neck. I found the slip-resistant texture a little unforgiving – it doesn’t roll too well with loose clothing but works well on tighter fitted clothing –better on harder surfaces and walls. I found the foam surface quite unique and very dense yet still compressible. This is not suitable if I prefer a deeper massage.


Verdict

I'm familiar with the nature of the ball and its usage in releasing pains. Although it contains features such as extra firm EVA foam compared to other massage balls, this would be great to target larger muscles. I wasn't concerned regarding the price point – as I knew this would be a beneficial and essential item to add to my kit. I would only be using this for short bursts of relief like after a run – rolling it under the calves feels so good! I would highly recommend this item to anyone who needs a firm massage ball that's easy to carry and use while targeting various parts of the body.


Trigger Point MBX Massage Ball
Foam Rollers & Massage Aids
£18.99

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