Reddit Reddit reviews Body Back Buddy Trigger Point Back Massager, Full Body Muscle Pain Relief, Handheld Massage Stick, Massage Cane, Instructions Included (Blue Marbled)

We found 44 Reddit comments about Body Back Buddy Trigger Point Back Massager, Full Body Muscle Pain Relief, Handheld Massage Stick, Massage Cane, Instructions Included (Blue Marbled). Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Body Back Buddy Trigger Point Back Massager, Full Body Muscle Pain Relief, Handheld Massage Stick, Massage Cane, Instructions Included (Blue Marbled)
Designed to be the only massage tool you need to achieve fast, simple relief for your whole bodyMade in the USA. The original 2 hook design from 1995 reaches every trigger point from head to toe11 knobs in 3 shapes soothe painful muscle knots in your back, neck, & shoulders, and speed recoveryStrength You Can See - New Long Fiber infused material creates marbled appearanceUp to 30% stronger than competitors. Won't bend or break. Sturdy 1-piece construction
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44 Reddit comments about Body Back Buddy Trigger Point Back Massager, Full Body Muscle Pain Relief, Handheld Massage Stick, Massage Cane, Instructions Included (Blue Marbled):

u/LadyFaye · 10 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

My PT had me get this. I also have a small one shaped like a candy cane for long drives. Love this (especially since I can't own a single ball my dog doesn't assume is his).

u/chelbski-willis · 9 pointsr/AskWomen

This neck massager and this everywhere massager. No really, they're for massaging!

u/HolyNapoli · 4 pointsr/May2018Bumpers

I’ve got a bad one right now. I use a sinus rinse and also this tool as my headaches go into my shoulders and neck. It really helps.

u/lifeisfractal · 4 pointsr/xxfitness

I'm team #thickthighssavelives, so I can't get much relief from foam rolling my hamstrings. My three part method (this can be adapted for glutes too, or any part of your body that might be too fatty to foam roll effectively):

  1. I take a hot shower or bath to loosen things up
  2. I dig into any trigger points with the Body Back Buddy
  3. I stretch.
u/hannoush · 3 pointsr/migraine

I'm late to the party but yeah, severe neck stiffness/tension is my first warning sign. The Back Buddy is the best $35 I've ever spent.

u/KnowsTheLaw · 3 pointsr/massage

edited: wrong link

Back buddy just came out with a new model, that has attachments for doing the neck and muscles around the spine. Check it out! It's better than the older styles.

edit: the S shape is larger than the old style I have. I wasn't able to use the smaller curve before, but this one, both sides are usable.

u/munineye · 3 pointsr/flexibility

I've used mine off and on for about four years, got it when I started doing physical therapy for carpal tunnel and other sundry back and hip issues. The foam roller and this have made all the difference. Plus yoga, and regular stretching throughout the day. Just gotta keep movin'!

u/HarryPotterGeek · 3 pointsr/Nanny

I work with little guys (13 months) so I can still get away with a fair amount of podcasts or audiobooks in the background to keep me from going crazy. We also listen to a lot of music thanks to Alexa. :)

I make a point of taking at least 15 minutes or so (usually more, but some days it's all I can manage) where I just take care of myself when the little ones are napping. I do use some of that time to either pick up the mess we've already made or start making some of our next meal/snack, prep an activity or whatever, but I always make sure to set aside some time for me to catch my breath, even if it means that bottles go unwashed for a bit or whatever.

Outside of work, I do get regular massages (at least once a month, usually more, though I should be more careful with $$ on that front), try to go out and see movies or go to concerts and stuff that make me feel like a real, functioning adult. For my body (my arms, shoulders, back etc have taken a real beating in 20 years of infants and todds) I use a foam roller, heating pad and also this. I'm actually ordering a second one to keep at work! TOTALLY worth it. It took me a little bit to get the hang of it, but now it's a god sent. I don't think I could make it without it. I have some chronic pain stuff, so I also use a TENS unit and some pain creams and whatnot. On a good day, I'm usually at a 2-3 (scale of 1-10) in aches and pains in my joints and muscles. On a bad day, that can reach 7 or so and I'll still go to work, so these aids help me get through the day without having to take too much medication.

I know this isn't something a lot of us can control sometimes, but I would say that one of the bigger steps toward "self-care" for me was when I realized I deserve to have a good working situation. Kicking a family out of the share that wasn't treating me (or the rest of the share for that matter) with respect was a big part of that. I'm so lucky because I really like the families I work for, but I also invest a little bit of time in cultivating a good relationship with them. We all get together about once a month or so these days and hang out for a few hours. It's been different each time. Once I taught CPR/first aid, and that turned into another hour of hanging out and getting to know everyone better. Another time we all hung out after a birthday party for one of the parents and sat outside with wine (and, um, other legal intoxicants in my state) and talked until 1 am. Tomorrow night we're just having happy hour/dinner and doing a little catching up/planning for what we want to focus on with the boys for the next couple of months. I don't get paid for this time, but I really don't mind. It's been so transformative for me to truly feel like I'm part of a team that's working together for these kiddos. That makes it just a completely different ballgame. It makes going to work easier. It makes asking for what I need easier. The planning and communication has been really good for the kids bc we're all on the same page. We're working on the same signs for the boys, and we all have the same ideas about nutrition and technology and outside time and what kind of toys we want the boys to have. It's like our own little village, and it's so great.

Eventually these two will have to go off to college and I'll need a new job (lol) but now I really know what I'm looking for "next" time. I've always been an advocate for open communication and whatnot, but I really like being a part of a team. I like the consistency in care, the respect the families show me, and the bond I have with my littles. It just makes my job a joy.

u/CoffeeLobster · 3 pointsr/blogsnark

I have not personally tried it but my dad and some of my friends from my running group swear by something called the Back Buddy. It looks like a good option those hard to reach sore spots.

I hope you can find some relief soon!

u/SergioPrado · 2 pointsr/Fitness

It's hands-down my favorite tool for soft tissue work (photo in this link shows how it's used):

It's definitely the best for back work (also great for hamstrings,) which is otherwise fairly difficult to do in a targeted way. Lacrosse/tennis balls can work, but they're not quite as precise or effective most of the time. They also let you work out your knots while you're watching tv, which is much harder to do with a roller/balls. It's pretty fantastic, some of the best $35 bucks I've ever spent.

u/Stellefeder · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing this?

I used to sell massage tools at my last job. These things are great.

u/HamsterFarm · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This thing looks ridiculous but is so helpful. Its better for trigger points (knots) than the vibrating ones are

u/_fishinthesea_ · 2 pointsr/OkCupid

Have you tried something like this?

It looks kinda weird, but my sis got one for her husband for xmas a while back and it's great for working out knots in your back.

u/fantasticjon · 2 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

I got one of these:

basically the same thing and I highly recommend it if you get knots in your back.

u/1fastRN · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Here's some good PT type stuff to help with posture if you feel you tend to have rounded shoulders and a hunch back posture:

Face pulls might be helpful

Just to give you an idea of scapular stabilization work

Also, check this out, a lot of info

I own one and it's great for relieving trigger points in my upper traps

Just some suggestions that have helped me as I've had a similar issue. I definitely recommend seeing a doctor to make sure it's nothing structural or injury related. Me personally, I had dominant upper traps that were tight all the time and weak lower traps and rhomboids. I really worked to correct my posture and it helped. You need to make sure your scapula is stable before most exercises...even bench, OHP, etc. Also, stretching my neck really helped. Using the computer and cell phones causes most of us to hunch forward. For me it was mostly my right because I drive with my right hand, use the computer mouse, hold my phone, etc with it. Are you a lefty by any chance?

Anyway, hope some of this stuff helps

u/neuromonkey · 2 pointsr/gadgets

This looks like a silly, pointless gimmick, but it's great. The Body Back Buddy is amazing for un-knotting your muscles. I got one for xmahannukah, and we can't stop using it.

u/BeckyBuckeye · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


I really want the Body Back Buddy because I have scoliosis, so my back always has knots in it. It would help me take care of my own muscle issues without having to explain to someone else where the pain is. I've gotten a lot better since I stopped growing though! Growth spurts were a bitch.

u/davethewave91 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

For my upper-traps I use the back buddy!

That thing is pretty tits. Other than that I focus on keeping my ankles mobile while strengthening my entire posterior chain, especially scapular retractors and downward rotators (middle and lower traps).

Basically 'forward head' = stressed upper traps which then leads to impingement. Standing/ sitting up straight and practicing proper-ish ergonomics is a big part of reducing that stress

u/SidRunsUnshod · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I have this one, but honestly I can't it's better than a more affordable one, because I don't use it. (I'm not a fan of rolling around on the ground.)

I have many massage and trigger point devices. I'd say these two would be my favorites.

This one was good for hard to reach spots on my back, but I haven't needed it in a while.

u/Nyaraa · 2 pointsr/Fibromyalgia

I will also chime in and say getting a different job would be best. That job is just giving you a negative feedback loop and worsening your pain.
As far as medication, savella is my lifeblood. I cannot go without it, and i have tried every single other drug that is used for fibro (insurance made me before they would cover it). Also having a sleeping pill has helped me immensely. I can now semi-reliably have a decent nights sleep, which helps a lot.

As far as alternative stuff for pain relief, anything that helps with the myofascia I absolutely love. My two go-to's are the tiger tail roller, the back buddy and bongers (though i had to modify mine, as i kept snapping the plastic and the metal ones). Also (I know this is expensive) chiropractic and massage therapy help reduce my pain.

But everyone is different, and this is what I have found that works for me. I hope this gives you some idea's to try though. (edit: formatting)

u/pointedflowers · 1 pointr/SexToys

So this might be a weird suggestion, but every time i look at sex toys on amazon (don't buy from them), this item comes up which always makes me wonder.

Not 100% why this would be the case but I've always wondered if you can fairly easily mount a dildo (vac-u-loc, or one with a hole for a bullet) to this device. My guess is it would require at least minor modification of the massager (i imagine you may have to carve down one of those knobs to be smaller).

Sorry if this is off base with your request. There is also the pogo sick type device, though that sounds more expensive and I've heard more likely to break.

Edit: there are also similar massagers for much less on amazon than the one linked.

u/macberto · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I bought this thing called the Body Back Buddy which let's you massage and put pressure almost anywhere on your body.

u/gizzalove · 1 pointr/mildlypenis

Here's a link to the amazon page I found it on. It contains many more pictures of the device in use.

u/Big_Ern · 1 pointr/videos

This has helped me a TON! i stretch and then use it to massage my hips and back every night before i go to bed.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/ChronicPain

I have this problem. It's caused by the Rhomboid trigger point. Google this for info and diagrams of where the pain is. Hurts like a SOB and no amount of stretching will relieve it. Three things you can do: Go to a deep tissue massage therapist; lay on the floor on a golf ball under the pain spot and roll around slightly; buy one of these

All of these things will hurt worse than the pain you now have while you are doing them, but you will have IMMEDIATE relief afterwards. there are also youtube videos on releasing this trigger point.

u/scratchfury · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts

Body Back Company's Body Back Buddy Trigger Point Therapy Self Massage Tool - Lower Back Massager - Neck Massager - Shoulder Massager - Myofascial Release Tool - Deep Muscle Massage (Blue)

u/Miett · 1 pointr/MultipleSclerosis

Oh, that sounds just miserable! I hope you feel better soon. This goofy-looking thing actually helped a lot with persistent knots and spasms in my back. I was kind of surprised how effective it was, actually. It might be a good option for between massages.

u/Mynipsareonfire · 1 pointr/cfs

Well, I use one of these but trigger point release only helps for a day or so. Heat is nice, also if I can get a massage from my husband and his strong thumbs. Stretching and exercise seems to make things more stiff, though.

u/Technologian · 1 pointr/Frugal

A good trigger point tool like the back buddy. I keep mine at my desk and I have frequent visitors who use it.

u/wordhurdles · 1 pointr/Reduction

I got one of these things (we lovingly call it, "Steve") to help me really dig into that muscle that kind of tucks behind the shoulder gets a knot so bad that even an hour long massage with a licensed massage therapist can't get it out. Steve helps a lot. Side to side, slow neck stretches help as well (bend all the way to the side - ear to shoulder - and hold for 30 seconds....repeat on other side...5 sets 5 times). Those things are keeping me sane while I wait to hear if I'm covered. I've been going through this cycle for 10 years, and am finally deciding to do something about it. Don't stop fighting! You will still want this when you're 40!

u/zugunruh3 · 1 pointr/scoliosis

I was told I had "stopped" growing too when I was 13, my curve ended up getting so bad I needed surgery at 18. My case is atypical (they had to rule out cancer as a reason for the progression), but if your pain is worse than it was a few years ago don't be shy about asking for another x-ray. If nothing else it will show your curvature is the same but your symptoms are worse, in which case your doctor would need to figure out why it's happening and possibly get you into physical therapy.

In the meantime, these are my most used coping methods for back pain:

  • Heat pack for muscle pain, ice pack for nerve pain. I'm a fan of the ones with grain in them (bed buddy, etc)

  • A curved back massager for muscle pain. I use something similar daily on my shoulders, it's a huge relief.

  • Stretching. If you're into yoga that can be a great way to reduce back pain. I'm not quite able to do yoga, but just stretching any muscles you can helps.
u/LegioXIV · 1 pointr/bjj

The shoulder issues I have come from side sleeping and predate BJJ. I ended up getting frozen shoulder in both shoulders 5 years ago from letting my infant son fall asleep on my arms to put him to sleep. Took about 3 months of PT to get ROM and pain free, but now I'll have a flare up if I side sleep with my arm outstretched (which is hard not to do, since I'll shift positions in my sleep even if I start out on my back).

Nowadays, when it starts hurting even a little, I ice the hell out of it, will do wall stretches, and bought this: to work on the trigger points in my shoulder since my wife has weak hands.

u/finewhitelady · 1 pointr/ehlersdanlos

I have them in the same spots, although not as stubborn as yours. You may already have tried this, but having one of these on hand at home has helped a lot for mine:

I know you've tried a lot of more invasive things, but it may be helpful to have a massage tool that you can use on your own on a more regular basis than you would be able to get injections, dry needling, or massages.

My only other thought is maybe TENS? Not sure how well it works for trigger points, but might be worth a try?

u/TheWonderLemon · 1 pointr/Archery

If it's a SHARP pain, go see a doctor right away!

I'm not sure about before ( says here that you should warm your body up by 1 to 2 degrees Fahrenheit before stretching), but definitely after you're shooting if you feel discomfort

I personally do most of these when after I'm done shooting. The one that might help you out the most might be the triceps and side one

If the pain continues, it might be worth it to see a masseuse-- they'll be able to point out where the knots that are giving you grief are forming. If you don't want to keep on throwing out money for massages, pick up one of these guys (you'll need to know where the knots on your back generally form first before using it though, hence the masseuse):

(this is the one I have )

u/JayFL420 · 1 pointr/LifeProTips
u/Quailrus · 1 pointr/ehlersdanlos

Medically speaking, nothing works for everyone, especially those with EDS. That said, chiropractic care can benefit a large portion of the population, and I believe it is worth a shot to determine if it works for you.

Research, research, research!
Having EDS means that chiropractors (abbreviation DC, for Doctor of Chiropractic) do need to understand how our bodies function. This means calling local clinics, major health groups, and asking for others' opinions. I work in a large city with many, many chiropractors, but I would only trust a handful of them to treat myself or other EDS patients.

A good amount of my discomfort is due to too much of my musculature tensing too often, compensating for my loose ligaments. This muscular support worsens when those muscles holding us together begin to pull us apart. For example, tension across my upper back and shoulders (common area for anyone to hold tension) frequently pulls several of my ribs out of place. In order to alleviate this weird, foreign, and aggravating sensation (personally my dislocated ribs feel more weird than painful), I must first loosen the musculature with a massage or using a BackBuddy. I can skip this and go straight to an adjustment, but I tend to move easier with somewhat reduced tension. The chiropractor then helps me reset these ribs. It is important to strengthen those muscles and safely stretch them as well, in order to reduce the chronic, involuntary tension (I practice PT exercises and light yoga)

Adjusting my ribs is only one of the many fantastic adjustments my chiropractor makes, and I highly recommend at least giving it a shot. Even just scheduling a consultation with a doctor can give you some insight on whether or not the practitioner might understand EDS.

If you feel unsafe or uncomfortable thinking about a chiropractic adjustment, it may not be the route for you.

u/Mister_Cupcake · 1 pointr/Posture

You might look in to finding a rolfer. It's a great structural technique for balancing the body, with a strong focus on standing/sitting straight. They'll measure your imbalances, then work on them, re-measure, work on them again, give you tips on maintaining the balance, etc.

A back buddy could also help with the trigger points in your back.

u/kempo666 · -4 pointsr/massage

Choose a male therapist. As a bonus you will probably get a better massage. If you have back pain, I recommend this tool for self massage: