Ultra-runner Oliver, just brought in a new toy to show me – the R8 Massage Roller. The R8 is a cross between a vice grip, inline skate wheels and a foam roller, and it’s especially designed to alleviate lower extremity muscle tightness.
Oliver swears by its effectiveness, especially for his iliotibial band tightness. My only caution is to concentrate its use on the fleshy part of the muscle only and to steer clear of bone. Other than that, I like its versatility and ease of use.