If you are any sort of athlete, you know that having a good massage tool for various aches and pains is a must. Moji recovery tools are “founded on the principals of keeping people active and pain-free.” The Curve Pro Massager sure looked like something different than what I was seeing in my local running stores, so I was pretty curious to see how it worked.
Moji Curve Pro Massager $49.99
Description (from website): Freeze for an ICE massage! Moji Curve PRO features 4 large stainless steel freely-rotating massage spheres that offer a 360 degree massage – unlike other massagers. The spheres dig deep into sore muscles to relieve pain and break up scar tissue. This full body massager is great for larger muscle groups, extremely portable, and travel-friendly. It fits nicely in your gym bag or back pack!
Moji Foot Pro Massager $39.99
Description (from website): Freeze for an ICE massage! Relieves foot pain, feels awesome and is great for Plantar Fasciitis. The Moji Foot Massager features high-tech engineered stainless steel spheres which are lightweight and travel-friendly. The spheres dig deep into muscle and tissues to relieve pain and break up scar tissue.
I recently trained for my first marathon after a 6 year break and I knew that meant a lot of long runs with longer recoveries. I also knew I wasn’t going to have the time or money to get any sports medicine massages after those 18, 20 and 22 mile runs, so when the opportunity to review the Moji Massager came, I was eager to give it a try.
When the package arrived from Moji, I was pleasantly surprised to find both the Curve Pro Massager and the Foot Pro Massager in the box. I was having some significant heel pain at the time which I had assumed was a case of Plantar Fasciitis but later discovered was an injury stemming mostly from my hamstring. Whatever the case, I had been using tennis and golf balls to roll under my foot on my heel and it was not working out well, as the balls were constantly getting away from me and rolling under the furniture.
I immediately loved the Foot Pro because it has a sturdy non-slip base which ensures that it won’t go anywhere under my foot. I also love that it’s portable and that you can use it for an ice massage. When it was time to take the road trip to my marathon destination, it was the last thing I grabbed from the freezer and put down on the passenger side floor to roll while my husband drove. All of the steel balls worked together to hit all of the sore spots in my heel. I got to decide how much pressure to use and I could do it from the comfort of sitting in the car. The Foot Pro is also great for tired feet, and Moji also claims that the Foot Pro may increase circulation, so it would be a great addition to a trip where you plan to be on your feet a lot or you need a little relief otherwise.
The Curve Pro Massager also did not disappoint. The shape of it lay perfectly on my hamstrings, my quads, and on my hip flexors where I was experiencing some pain post-race. All 4 of the stainless steel balls provided some support in multiple locations at the same time and I could feel the scar tissue breaking up as I rolled over the sore areas. The Curve Pro is advertised to be best for the larger muscle groups, (quads, hamstrings, IT bands, calves, and hips) but it would really work for anything you could reach with it. My husband was experiencing some back pain and he laid the Curve Pro on the floor and rolled his back across it and got a lot of relief immediately. Some massagers are too weak on sore muscles and others are too strong, but this one is just right because you get to decide how hard you want to make the massager work for you. I’ve also noticed that many massage tools lack the 360 degree motion that the Moji offers. And like the Foot Pro, the Curve Pro is extremely portable and has the option of being frozen for an ice massage.
So if you find yourself in need of a massage recovery tool, consider adding one of the Moji products to your shopping cart. You’ll definitely feel something when you use roll one of these over your aching muscles.