Ok so I’m going to be honest, I really didn’t think that there could be a huge difference between one foam roller and the next. Let’s face it, they’re all the work of the devil and induce labour breathing when not used regularly... guilty! 🙋🏻♀️
How wrong I was! When Rollga sent me a couple of their products to try out, the first thing I noted was how fast they arrived from America.. approx. 5 days... my initial concerns ruled out.
The good people at Rollga sent me the foam roller and 3 in 1 Activator for foot pain relief - both are relevant as I suffer with both tight muscles, particularly in my legs (I run anything between 30-50 miles per week) and also tight tendon pain in my feet (currently being investigated by a consultant).
The Rollga foam roller is designed to fit your body shape and contours. It comes in three different levels of hardness depending on the users sensitivity (there is a flow chart on their website to help consumers decide).
Priced at $39.99 (approx. £30) compared to other foam rollers on the market which fetch £15 upwards, my initial thoughts were that it’s a fairly hefty price tag. However now that I’ve had a chance to really explore the diversity of this product, I can see how it’s several steps ahead of other foam rollers on the market.
The 3 in 1 Activator massage ball, priced at a very reasonable $14.99 (approx. £11.60) is tennis ball sized with a different surface on each side depending on the users requirements, but essentially it promises to relieve pain and unlock tension from conditions such as Plantar Fasciaitis. It’s unlike any foot massage ball I’ve seen or used and due to its shape, it’s able to really get stuck into the awkward contours of the foot.
Rollga feature a nice little app (free) which is essentially a user guide but it offers a host of videos and links to the various products on offer as well as access to online forums. As apps go it’s fairly content heavy, which I like.
In summary, the Rollga products I’ve tested are perhaps a little weighty in price but far superior to other comparible items on the market... definately a good investment to any athlete who suffers with muscle and tendon tightness.