Review: The Original Worm Travel Massage Roller

The older I get, the more I need things to massage my muscles. Foam rollers, balls, sticks, etc. There are a lot of products out there, and I’ve found them all to be great. But then you have the problem of a bunch of bulky products that need somewhere to be stored.

the original worm portable massage roller

Gross, you can see my bunions.  Hashtag This is 35. 

Well, The Original Worm is the portable, multi-tasking body roller that combines the benefits of therapy balls with a foam roller. The Worm’s specially designed four neoprene encased, solid rubber massage balls target 4x the body’s surface area. These massage roller balls provide trigger-point release to combat stiffness, pain, and stress in muscles and joints. It’s an easy to use, easy to carry, self-massage tool. Best of all, it’s a lot more compact than a foam roller, so it’s easy to take with you when you travel.  It even comes in it’s own carrying case.

the original worm portable massage roller  the original worm portable massage roller

I’ve been using The Worm mostly to roll out my stiff calves and shins, but there is so much you can do with it:


The two middle balls support your spine without putting excess pressure on your spine while massaging the muscle groups along your spine. Use on the floor, against a wall, in the car.


The Worm massages both sides of your tibia in one movement. Unlike other rollers that are only rolling on your shin bone.


The Worm is great for getting into your arches and the edges of your feet while you control the pressure.


Many have reported relief from migraines & headaches by placing The Worm under their neck on a block or pillow and gently rolling your head side to side and up and down over those tight neck muscles. Releases tight muscles without additional pressure on your spine. Also makes a great head prop for reading in bed.

Check for more ideas on how to use it as part of your recovery.  I have the 7.0 (cm) which is 10.5″ long and 3″ wide and retails for $32.

the original worm portable massage roller  the original worm portable massage roller

Have you ever tried The Worm? What would you massage with it? 

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