A bit larger than the original YTU set, the Therapy Ball PLUS self-massage balls cover more surface area. For areas that are too sensitive for the targeted original YTU Therapy balls, the larger surface area is perfect as a gentler way of working through tension.
Whether it's neck traction, spine rolls, Quad release, IT Band, hips, buttocks or other areas, the myofascial therapy balls in this collection fit every biomechanical nook and cranny and delivers the perfect amount of grip, grab and shear!
With therapy balls you decide how much pressure you get by placing more or less of your body weight on them, or by sinking into gravity, but to give a general sense of what to expect Jill Miller often describes the difference between the sizes like this: the smaller original set is like using your thumbs in massage, while the slightly larger PLUS set is more spread out like kneading with a fist. And the ALPHA is the most spread out, and offers the option to sink more deeply into larger areas of the body.
The more you use your therapy balls, the better they get! As they wear in they get more grippy and more scrunchable. Their unique material helps grip your skin so that you can target the precise area you want and for moving various layers of tissue independently so they glide freely (schearing). The texture is such that you can press into them and squish them a bit, and as you break them in they become a little more pliable so that they can get into all the nooks and crannies, which feels amazing in a foot rollout pre- or post-exercise.
Store your therapy balls in a dark place like a drawer, cupboard, or in an opaque bag. Long term exposure to light damages the therapy balls.