bheka Wooden Back Roller
The bheka Wooden Back Roller is a wonderful tool for releasing tight back muscles. It is a simple, effective way to take a tense uncomfortable area of the body and make it feel great.
To enjoy the benefits of the deep release and relief you can achieve with the bheka Back Roller is simple. There are various ways to enjoy it and I will describe two ways here:
Lay on the floor on a mat or blanket. Method one is from the top down. Place the roller behind the neck with your spinal column in the center of the middle notch and bend your knees so your feet are flat on the floor. In this position it is easy to modulate the amount of pressure you put on the roller. Work in one area till you feel ready to move on and then roll your up on the roller so it moves down your spine. Find the next spot you want to encourage to relax and stay there till you are satisfied it is time to move on. In this way you can work all the way down the back and even massage the glutes if you like.
The second way of doing this is to start at the lower back and work up. Either way it pays to work slowly and find the places that are most enjoyable to linger in. I find that once my back is loosened up it can be fun to roll an inch or two up and down in some areas. Also it can feel great once a lot of release is achieve to slowly roll the full length of the spine. Work slowly and consciously, especially taking your time at first, to find what works best for you and your back.
The shape of the roller makes it excellent for deeply massaging the extensor muscles of the back which run like cables on either side of the spine. Releasing tension in these muscles often brings much needed relief to back pain sufferers. The roller can be used effectively on other parts of the body as well but it's main purpose is to massage the back.
.At 13 inches long, 2 and 1/2" in diameter and 15 oz., this bheka Wooden Back Roller will give you many years of beautiful service. If it should ever lose its luster, just apply a bit of mineral oil with a soft cloth to encourage the natural grain stand out more fully.