What we think
Thorex is the ultimate replacement for your foam roller. The first time I lay on it, I could feel my back crack in multiple places, which is usually impossible for me to do without the help of a chiropractor.
The first thing you will notice is the build quality. It is solid and won't flex, and the wheels keep rolling no matter how much weight you put on it.
We had everyone at the office lay down on it and give it a spin. It got five stars from everyone. Well, except for Brandon, who was a bit two-ply, and it was too much pressure for him.
My primary usage is rolling up and down my back. It is effective for low back and upper back around your scapula - helpful if you are using the mouse or typing too much.
The upper back/scapula is next to impossible to get deep enough with a foam roller. This is one of the areas where Thorex shines.
I didn't expect how well it worked on calves, hamstrings, and quads. It was amazing to make micro-adjustments (rolling), let the pressure sink in where it is tight, then roll again.
What I like about Thorex the foam roller is you aren't contorting yourself to get into the right place, or it becomes an upper body workout to stay steady. The Thorex is perfect as it is low to the ground but still rolls smoothly regardless of the weight on top.
It is also effortless to travel with. I brought mine on a trip last week and used it daily in the hotel room. I also ran more than usual, and it was great on my feet before and after running.
Ways to use:
- Back massage on floor
- Back massage standing against wall
- Lower back and sciatica
- Quad massage
- Foot massage
- Calf massage
The price is reflective of the very high build quality, and for the price of one visit to the Chiropractor, you can now have your own Chiropractor at home available every day.