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

YogaBody Massage Ball – Complete Pack

  • 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.

Yoga Massage Balls

Mandala The Yoga Massage Ball

  • 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.

Mandala Yoga Massage Balls

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.

Yoga Tune-Up Massage Balls

  • 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$.
Tune-Up Yoga Massage Balls on Amazon

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

Size

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.

Weight

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.

Shape

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.

Paulina

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8 thoughts on “Yoga Massage Balls – Comparing Different Brands

  1. I’d never heard of Yoga massage balls before. I have a foam roller, which I love using to work out the kinks in my muscles, but I use a tennis ball to get in the hard to reach areas (like my shoulder blades). But I like these yoga balls that you mentioned. I think I will go check them out! =) Do they feel more solid than a tennis ball? I find that sometimes, the tennis ball is a lot softer than what I would prefer…

    1. Hey Krystle,
      Yoga massage balls are very useful and since they are usually made out of rubber, they provide more support than regular tennis balls.
      There are many different kinds of yoga balls that you can use and practice with, and it is important to find a good tutorial online as to how to use the yoga massage balls in a correct manner and the different exercises you can do with them. 🙂
      Paulina

  2. Hi Paulina,

    Even though I did a bit of yoga before, I never heard nor tried the yoga massage balls. What a surprise.

    Definitely a nice alternative to a real massage, if you live on a busy schedule. Personally, I use a thing like a small mat with needles (not sure how it’s called in English exactly, as I bought it in Russia) but I can only use it before sleep, lying on it. Yoga massage balls seem to be a great option if I want to release tension in the car, in the office or anywhere else really.

    Which of the aforementioned products do you personally use or recommend?

    Thank you!
    Zarina

    1. Hey Zarina,
      These are great for personal massage and I would recommend the YogaBody Massage Balls because they come with a pose chart and also a DVD that you can watch and learn how to use them correctly and efficiently and they also have a 365-day satisfaction guarantee, so you can be sure that they want their customers to enjoy this product.
      Paulina

  3. This is pretty interesting, and they don’t seem too pricey. I’ve never actually heard of yoga massage balls before this post. It seems good for hard-to-reach places, and I like how the video shows the girl using them on the bottom of the feet.

    The back and the feet are part of me that are hardest to relax and massage by myself, so this seems like a good solution, even if I don’t do yoga. Nice post 🙂

    1. Hey Jeff,
      These yoga massage balls are great even for people who don’t practice yoga, there are many tutorials online about how to use these balls and you don’t have to be a yogi to understand how to use it 😉 I hope you’ll give yoga a try and you can also find here some easy yoga poses to start with.
      Paulina
      More Yoga Poses

  4. Hello there,

    I am pretty new to the whole yoga world and that is why I find your article very useful to me.
    My mother does yoga quite often but as per her words, she doesn’t have the time to deal with me 🙂
    So I need an online tutor, so to speak.
    The massage balls look a bit painful but I guess that you can quickly get used to it:)
    I will try that for sure.
    What exercises are most suited for dummies like me?

    1. Hey Asen,
      These balls can give you the feeling as if you are receiving a real massage from a therapist’s elbow, but you decide how much force you want to use. 🙂
      If you are new to yoga then you are not a dummy 😉 Yoga is for everyone and we can all enjoy the great health benefits of yoga. You can find here a post I wrote about the what should be your first yoga pose to learn . And you can also try to do The Tadasana and The Utkatasana that are considered to be very easy.
      I hope you will give yoga a chance and have fun with it.
      Paulina
      More Yoga Poses

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