You all know that I love my foam rollers, even if I don’t remember to use them every day. And yes, I’m getting better about using them regularly! Remember back in July when I wrote Rolling It Out, a “how to” on rolling out trigger points? At the time I told you about (and how to use) the four different types of rollers that I had. So when I was asked to review the Moji 360 Massager, I jumped at the chance.
To give you a little information about the Moji 360, I pulled the following from the box and agree that it does everything that it says, but I must point out that all of the rollers that I already own do these things as well.
The Moji 360 Massage multi-directional massage tool:
- Relieves sore and tight muscles instantly
- Delivers a deep tissue or relaxing massage
- Breaks up scar tissue
- Increases range of motion and circulation
- Works on all body parts
By the way, don’t you just love my shirt choice for modeling and demonstrating the Moji 360? It’s my Richmond Marathon shirt from 2011, and who better to give a new massager a try than a marathoner?
OK, so none of my rollers will move in circles and that’s a pretty cool massaging feature…
How To Use:
- Move in circles to massage quads, calves, shins, hips, feet, hamstrings, piriformis and IT band
- Move side-to-side to massage quads, shins, hamstrings, calves, upper back, shoulders, and IT band
- Move up and down to massage neck, low back, quads, shins, hamstrings, calves, and IT band
Even if you’ve never used a roller before, it’s pretty easy to figure out how to use the Moji 360. If you’re a newbie, I’d recommend hitting up their website and watching the videos just to become more comfortable with what you’re supposed to do.
The Moji 360 has rotating stainless steel spheres in different sizes for different levels of intensity. You can choose an additional level of intensity by how hard you pull or push on the handles while rolling the massager over your body.
I tried to use it on my foot like I’m demonstrating below, but it was too intense because I wasn’t able to control the pressure as my leg wanted to push toward my hands.
Next I tried standing on one of the handles (with my shoe on), while running my foot along the stainless steel spheres and it felt heavenly! I think the Moji 360 Foot Massager would work really well, especially for tired runners’ feet.
What I liked most about the Moji 360 Massager:
- It’s compact and fits easily in my gym bag or luggage
- It’s easy to use
- It rotates 360 degrees for circular massage
- It has different sized spheres for different intensities
- It’s easy to use on places that I find hard to reach with foam rollers (like my upper traps)
What I didn’t like about the Moji 360 Massager:
- Sometimes I’m lazy and prefer to lay on my foam roller passively, rather than having to actively massage my muscles
So there you have it… The likes outweigh the dislikes 5 to 1. Will I use my Moji 360? Absolutely! Would I go out and buy a Moji 360 tomorrow? Well, that depends… Since I already have four similar devises I probably wouldn’t; however, if I didn’t already own The Stick, I would purchase the Moji 360 in a second. I like having that kind of massager in addition to my foam rollers. Knowing what I know, and if I didn’t already own these items, I would buy a Moji 360 and The Grid. I think these two rollers would be the perfect combination to serve the needs of the average person the best. As a trainer, I need and use the variety of massagers that I have, and I’m thrilled to add the Moji 360 to my collection. 🙂
Disclosure: The Moji 360 Massager was supplied free of charge for me to try and review. All opinions are my own.
- Have you used a Moji 360 Massager?
- Do you roll out regularly?
- What muscle group gives you the most trouble?
Happy Running! ~ Deb