Roleo: hand and forearm massager or a little something the Road Runner cooked up for Wile E. Coyote? Visions of my fingers coming out the other side of these industrial-looking rollers flatter than piss on a plate make me hesitant to try it. But the aches in my arms and wrists (from too much keyboard time, controller time, barbell time, alone-in-the-shower time...) might outnumber my brain's protests on this one.
The Roleo is a deep tissue massager designed to replicate Japanese shiatsu-style techniques, as well as deep tissue and trigger point therapies. It requires zero hands, feet, or awkward positions to use, which is a nice contrast to other massage rollers that make you stress or strain one body part to fix another. The device has suction cups on the bottom to stabilize it on a flat surface. The knob at the top adjusts roller tension and fit to suit various aches and arm sizes.
Roleo is intended to promote normal blood circulation and target sore points to relive pain in the arms, hands, wrists, and fingers. Relaxing deeper layers of muscles can reduce chronic stress and pain caused by arthritis, tennis elbow, and carpal tunnel syndrome.