I sometimes suffer from sore muscles either at my back because of
in front of the computer for a prolonged period of time or sore thigh
leg muscles because of driving for almost 3 hours to and from work. At
times, it's also due to standing most of the time at work or just
plainly sore muscles
after my work out. I seldom use Ben-Gay or related products because both
me and my 4
year old daughter doesn't like the minty scent and I definitely
don't want to take pain relievers constantly just for muscle pains. So I
wanted to try the Gurin Massage Roller V.2 (GMR-110) as an alternative.
I received the product neatly packed in a plastic pouch and I got the
17.7 inches travel size. It weighs almost 10 oz. They have 2 other sizes
according to the label, a 22.8 inch Convenient Size (GMR 210) and a
22.8 inch with 16 Magnets (GMR-210MG). The roller looks basically as a
hard or stiff stick. It has 10 light green rollers in the middle (
measuring 1 inch each ) that is made of hard plastic and 2 yellow
stopper made of rubber at both ends of the rollers next to the light
gray handles at the end.
Each handle measures 3.5 inches and fits well
in my palm. But I admit I have a small hand. It is made of hard rubber
so it is sturdy and it has notches for easy grip.
The green rollers
basically serve as the massager because they move and roll while I slide
the stick to my sore muscle. The 10 rollers are positioned close to
each other with only 0.5 cm allowance for smooth and more effective
massaging. The roller can be used on most part of the body such as head,
neck, back, waist, thighs, legs and also soles of the foot.
I like that
I can control the pressure I need to exert on different areas of my
body. I can feel how it gradually reduces the tightness in my muscles
and eases the tension. It provides soothing relief and in the end it
calms and relaxes my sore and tired muscles. I like that this massage
roller from Gurin is so handy that I can use it anywhere in the house,
while watching tv and I can also take it with me when we travel. And
occasionally, my husband uses it too.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a sample for free in the hope that I would
mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services
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