You probably know by now that I’m a fan of self massage in general. I love the use of foam rollers and I’ve even made a video on how to self massage your forearms without equipment. Those methods work great but if you’re looking for something a little more proper that tackles the forearms really well on both sides, nothing really beats the ArmAid.
Here’s my video review of this product right here:
Overall a very positive review of a pretty awesome product, otherwise I wouldn’t even bother to make a video on such a thing. What originally turned me on to this was this video review by Kelly Starrett and he’s right, it is “really evil” in a great way.
Why should you massage your forearms?
Whether you hang from rings/bars, rock climb, or are a musician or even a chef, you use your hands ALL THE TIME. The muscles in your forearms control those hand and wrist movements and they can get REALLY tight. So tight in fact that it could cause pain in the tendons of your elbows or wrists from the lack of slack in the system. Even massage therapists, while they massage other people, they do so with their own hands and suffer from the same repetitive strains. So a tool like the ArmAid is a very useful invention to help relax those muscles without having to see a massage therapist for it.
ArmAid Coupon Code
Use the coupon code “ANTO” and you will get a 10% discount from their online store. It’s not much, but at least it negates the shipping!
This is a deal that I helped work in for YOU by exchanging e-mails with them and it should work until the end of this year. Personally, I didn’t even get a discount on this product. I bought it full price earlier this year and my review of it is genuine, so while 10% is not much, it’s better than nothing!
You’ll see on the site that you have the option of buying “Only the Armaid” for $69 or the “Armaid Package” for $99. I remember I had to compare what the differences were so I’ll try to explain.
- Only the ArmAid comes with the white roller (the most useful one) but has no leg strap. The inventor of the ArmAid (Terry Cross, real nice guy) has made a video showing how to use the ArmAid without the leg strap, which I have tried myself and while it isn’t as convenient or effective, it’s better than nothing, I guess. Personally, it’s kind of annoying to use it without the leg strap, but that’s probably because I got used to having the strap.
- The Standard package comes with the leg strap, white roller and a softer grey roller and DVD. If you could afford this option, go for it. (The DVD is not that important cause the ArmAid Youtube channel has all the videos already.)
So, my opinion is that you should just get the Standard package but if you’re on a super tight budget, you could get away with “Only the ArmAid” option, but it’s not as convenient. If you got the money, there’s also a “complete package” that comes with a multitude of rollers and a travel bag so you get all the bells and whistles.
What about the orange “extreme” roller? Here’s a video review of that…