Revolutionary R8 Massage Roller is a top recovery tool for runners and active sports participants

Published on January 23, 2013 by Jeff. There have been 0 comments

BOULDER, CO – We talk a lot about running here at the Boulder Running Company – duh! – and, of course, we specialize in running shoes because the feet are the obvious focus in running. But the legs take a beating too, not only in the muscles but in the form of blood flow and the build-up of such toxins as lactic acid as the body goes through its extensive cleansing process as a result of a good workout.

Wouldn’t it be nice if, after every run, there was a masseuse handy to help the body, especially the legs, transition from the rigorous training? It is well known in physiology that after training blood and toxins present in the body and washing out through a vigorous run tend to accumulate in the legs, and one of the quickest ways to recover is to remove these waste products.

ROLL Recovery R8 Massage Roller

That’s where a revolutionary new product – created right here in Boulder – comes into play: the Roll Recovery R8 Massage Roller now available at Boulder Running Company stores and online.

The R8 massage roller is lightweight and features six wheels similar to the wheels on roller blades, configured three on each side and in a handy and automatically adjustable brace that allows a person to easily massage the legs. The patented technology self-adjusts to different leg sizes and targets the quads, hamstrings, IT-bands, gluteus, calf muscles, shins, hip-flexors and more. This design and implement, used immediately after running, allows runners to keep their legs fresh, healthy and recovered.

The R8 from ROLL Recovery details are:

  • Body made from reinforced Zytel thermoplastic.
  • Comes with durable travel bag.
  • Strong, corrosion-resistant torsion springs provide adequate massage force.
  • Wheels are polyurethane with smooth rolling ABEC5 bearings.
  • Stainless steel and aluminum hardware.
  • 11.5" x 9.5" x 2.75" (30cm x 25cm x 7cm).
  • 2.5 lbs.

ROLL Recovery was founded in Boulder, Colorado with one major goal: To design and build revolutionary products to help athletes recover faster and perform at their highest level. The experts at Boulder Running Company found the product and the ROLL Recover people, tested the product and couldn’t recommend more highly for runners.

And we’ve discovered that it isn’t just for running recovery. One of the customers who offered a testimonial to the manufacturer said he used it to keep his legs fresh while flying – and we all know what a pain just sitting for several hours can be, especially on the legs. But also think about recovery using the R8 after biking and bike racing, hiking, even after a basketball game or a handball/racquetball session, and after an hour or more in the gym on the machines. A great recovery massage will do wonders for anyone after any activity.

Boulder Running Company is dedicated to everything running – including shoes, accessories, attire, monitoring devices, and recovery tools – and we even carry some casual shoes and attire and hiking shoes because we know our runners are active and stylish in every aspect of their lives. Call 800-807-6179 and 303-RUN-WALK for complete details.


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