What Are Yoga Massage Balls
Yoga massage balls have many benefits on our body, using gravity’s force to help us massage our body, releasing all tension while increasing flexibility. Using a massage ball can often feel as if you are receiving a real massage from a therapist’s elbow or palm. The yoga massage balls are great as a self-massage tool and many athletes and office workers use it to relieve aches and pains at any time.
The yoga massage balls are for everyone, everyone can use them anywhere. Yoga is a great way to relieve stress and has many health benefits but I guess that most of us love getting massages and might prefer to go to the spa instead of on the mat. But the truth is we can’t get a massage every day by going to the spa or a therapist, it can be very expensive and also time-consuming. With yoga massage balls you can relieve tension and stress in just a few minutes.
In this post I will be comparing different brands of yoga balls, I hope this will help you gain more knowledge about some of the options there are. If you have any questions please let me know in the comment box below.
Comparing Different Brands
- Dimensions of the ball: 9 cm/3.5 inches.
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds.
- Price: Depending on the pack, 29.95$ or 39.95$.
If you are new to using yoga massage balls and need a little guidance as to what exercises to do, YogaBody offers a great pack deal that includes two balls, a canvas carrying bag that is great to keep things in place and not lose them, a pose chart that can be very helpful as a visual while you are using the balls, and the best thing that they include is the at-home video series that you can have access to immediately after you purchase the pack online, or you can download it or get it on a DVD.
They have a 365-day satisfaction guarantee so you can feel confident that if you have trouble with the yoga massage balls you can contact them and they will give you a full and complete refund.
- Dimensions of the ball: 6.6 cm/2.6 inches.
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces / 0.65 pounds.
- Price: 15.99$ for two balls.
This yoga massage ball is made out of durable solid rubber, which provides a greater support than tennis balls (it is slightly smaller than a tennis ball) while eliminating muscles knots and tension using one’s own bodyweight.
They do not offer a guide on how to use yoga massage balls, so if you buy their balls you should look online for some instruction and explanations on how to use them. They also have a 30-day money back guarantee, so if you are not 100% satisfied they will give you a full refund with no questions asked.
- Dimensions of the ball: 6.35 cm/2.5 inches.
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces / 0.4 pounds.
- Price: Depending on color 12.95$ – 16.19$.
These yoga massage balls are created from natural rubber and come in three colors. The blue are 2.5 inches in diameter while the green and purple have a smaller diameter of about 2.25 inches.
Yoga Tune-Up also offers a Massage Therapy Instructional DVD that you can purchase on their website for 34.95$ with guidance to 11 different therapy ball routines. You can receive this as a hard-copy DVD or as an online video. This is a great option if you are new to yoga balls and would like to get a good cover on all the different exercises that you can perform with yoga massage balls.
There is also a nice free tutorial on youtube that explains how to do some exercises and gentle massages with the yoga tune-up massage balls. They come with a small bag to keep the balls inside them.
Important things to notice when choosing a yoga massage ball
Your yoga massage ball should depend on what area of your body you are planning to focus on. If you are focusing on your feet or hands then a 2.4-inch ball will do the job or you can also try using a golf ball with the size of about 1.6 inches. For the neck, abdomen, upper and lower back and buttocks it is best to use a tennis ball size of 2.4-2.9 inches. For your shoulders and chest, you would be better off with a 4-inch ball.
The heavier the ball is the easier it will be to keep it in place. Most balls are created just for that purpose and if you choose one of the options I mentioned above, you aren’t supposed to have any problems with the weight of the ball.
There are many gimmicks out there of balls with all sorts of weird shapes, you want to choose a smooth round ball that will be easy to control and use. The main idea of a yoga massage ball is to use your own body weight so the ball needs to be easy to use, round and smooth. 🙂
Have You Ever Tried Using A Massage Ball?
I would love to know if you have any experience with yoga massage balls and how it felt when you used it for the first time. If you have never used it before I would love to know if this is something you would consider in the future?
Thanks for reading and please leave your comments below.