The TheraPress Trigger Point Massage Tool (say that 10 times fast) is a massage tool that I’ve grown to like once I figured out how I could adapt to some of its design challenges.
Challenges When Using a TheraPress Trigger Point Massage Tool
First, it’s a heavy tool.
Believe it or not, an ounce or two makes a big difference in terms of hand fatigue if you’re using tools often during a massage.
Heavy also means you’re gripping harder to keep the tool from falling over.
Another challenge with the tool is that the handle is big which also means more over-gripping.
I know, that’s a lot of complaining about a massage tool that I say I’ve grown to like.
But the heaviness and big handle can essentially be reduced to non-factors with one simple adaptation.
- Use the TheraPress Trigger Point Massage Tool as a two-handed massage tool.
Why Two Hands Are Better Than One
When you have a two-handed hold on the TheraPress Trigger Point Massage Tool, you don’t have to grip hard. The support/guide hand provides stability so that you can relax the other hand on the handle.
Once you get competent with two-handed holds, the TheraPress Trigger Point Massage Tool is good for pressing into big muscles, like hamstrings, quads, calves, and back muscles.
I also use it for light to deep pressure on feet.
Oh, and the thumb-sized knob on the end makes it a good, light-to-medium pressure glide/press massage tool when using a two-handed hold.
I put this video together to demonstrate the press and glide-press techniques I do with the TheraPress Trigger Point Massage Tool.
For the basics on using massage tools, check out Why You’re Not Using Your Massage Tool.
My Bottom Line on the TheraPress Trigger Pioint Massage Tool
Use two hands with the TheraPress Trigger Point Massage Tool and you’ve got a decent pressing tool for light to deep pressure on legs, glutes and muscles in the lamina groove.
And it’s a solid glide-press, two-handed tool for light to medium pressure.
For smaller hands (6.5 inches or less)…
…you might want to try the TheraPress 2 Trigger Point Massage Tool.
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