BodyBack Company - Body Back Buddy Trigger Point Massager
BodyBack Company's Body Back Buddy Trigger Point Massager is their most popular design and reflects years of feedback from massage therapists, chiropractors, and physical therapists. With 11 therapy knobs, the Body Back Buddy Trigger Point Massager stimulates in between muscles and pinpoints trigger points for a more finely-tuned treatment. BodyBack Company's Body Back Buddy Trigger Point Massager was engineered to be lightweight, strong and easy to use. Combines the best of the Body Back Buddy Trigger Point Massager features for those who want the ultimate self massage tool. Overall length is 25 inches.
BodyBack Company's Body Back Buddy Trigger Point Massager FAQ's
What are the differences between the Body Back Buddys?
They have 4 styles of the Body Back Buddy. The black colored Body Back Buddy referred to as the "Classic," was the original design. They redesigned the tool, hence the blue version, to be lighter weight and slightly smaller by 2" as well as enhanced the therapy knobs. One of the knobs is pointed on the end allowing for precise trigger point pressure along the spine. The handles are also slightly angled for better control. Larger people, typically men with wider girth, still prefer the bulkiness of the Classic and that is why they still manufacture it. The blue version is by far their best selling design because of it's versatility. It fits approximately 95% of their customers.
The Body Back Buddy Jr. (purple color) and the Body Back Buddy Mini are both optimal for travel. The Jr. model has more versatility and the Mini is more compact.
What are the materials and dimensions of the Body Back Buddies?
The Body Back Buddies are made of high impact glassed filled nylon.
Body Back Buddy:
11" wide at the widest curve
9" wide at the smallest curve
Body Back Buddy Classic:
12" wide at the largest curve
10" wide at the smallest curve
Body Back Buddy Jr.:
9" wide at the widest curve
4.5" wide at the smallest curve
Where is the Body Back Buddy made?
All Body Back Buddy designs and DaVinci Tools are made in the US.
What is a Trigger Point?
Trigger points are involuntary tight tender spots in a contracted muscle. This creates pain and dysfunction within the muscle. They are in parts of the muscle where there is decreased circulation, increased muscle contraction, spasm and increased nerve sensitivity causing a sharp pain or a constant ache. They also can cause referred pain, or pain felt in other parts of the body.
What causes trigger points?
Trigger points develop from either stress, repetitive or overuse of a muscle, trauma or accident, structural imbalance, improper stretching or no stretching before physical activity. When a muscle is overused or injured a contraction develops and knots occur. These knots develop when individual muscle fibers are over-stimulated and unable to release their contracted state. This contraction reduces blood flow resulting in a diminished supply of oxygen and a build up of metabolic waste. The contracted muscle (trigger point) reacts by sending out signals of pain.
How it works/What is Trigger Point Therapy?
You can control, decrease or eliminate your muscle pain by treating trigger points yourself. When pressure is applied to the trigger point, the pain-spasm cycle is interrupted which helps stop the contraction making the pain go away.
With the Body Back Buddy you can enjoy the benefits of trigger point therapy in the comfort of your home or on the go. You can reach all parts of your body. You are in control. The therapeutic knobs on the Body Back Buddy are designed to stimulate the action of thumbs and elbows of a trigger point therapist.
To treat trigger points apply sustained pressure for a period long enough to release the muscle spasm, about 10-30 seconds to deactivate it, release and relax the muscle. This increases blood flow to the muscle normalizing it and bringing it back to a healthy state. This procedure is one of the most powerful yet simple ways to treat muscle pain and discomfort.
While in massage school in 1995, Paul Nash experienced firsthand the numerous benefits of applying direct pressure to tight, sore and knotted muscles-noticeable relief, more flexibility, and better circulation. He later noticed many of his clients needed a way to manage their pain between visits. He began the process of creating massage tools that would comfortably and effectively treat muscle pain, be lightweight, versatile, affordable, and simple enough for anyone to use. These products are a result of that process. They are a family run business committed to promoting global wellness, one person at a time. Their company has numerous testimonials from people like you with various health challenges who have finally experienced relief by using their products. When they hear remarkable stories like yours it makes their work very rewarding indeed! Please know you are the best part of their business. As part of their companies' commitment to alleviating some of our planet's discomfort, part of their profits are gifted to environmental and humanitarian groups. Welcome to Body Back Company, and be well!