What is the Thera Cane? Theracane Massage Tool Review 2016

Product: Thera Cane Self-Massager
Price: $29.95
Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
Warranty: 2-year limited
My Rating: 8/10
Theracane massage tool

 What is the Thera Cane – 2016 Product Review


My day would not nearly be as good as it is without the use of the Thera Cane self massager. Everyday I make it a part of my morning routine to use the Thera Cane to massage tight and sore spots in my body. Over the years I have been involved in a lot of activities that have put an incredible deal of strain on my body:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Volleyball
  • and now… Sitting at a desk for the majority of the day

Overtime I have become a huge advocate of the importance of using myofascial pain release techniques in order to restore balance in the body and increase the quality of life.

Even now that I live a more tame lifestyle (in comparison to when I used to play high level sports) I still use this self massage cane, and it is great! The Thera Cane is helpful when trying to release and get a deep massage in those hard-to-reach spots like the upper back/neck and shoulders. The amount of ways that you can maneuver the cane is pretty awesome, you can practically reach any spot on the body!

The great thing about it is you don’t need a professional masseuse, in fact you don’t need anyone at all. It allows you to apply pin-pointed pressure to any part of the body with minimum effort.

thera cane massager

The Science Behind It


The Thera Cane works in the same fashion as a lacrosse ball or a deep massage would – all of them involve myofascial release.

Scar tissue build-up is the result of our bodies natural rehabilitation process after an injury (it can also be caused by repetitive stresses towards the body). Excess scar tissue can lead to:

  • Decreased blood flow throughout the body
  • Decreased range of motion between joints
  • Inflammation
  • Pain

The Thera Cane works by applying pressure to effected areas in the body, and by doing this it increases the amount of oxygenated blood flow.  The pressure that is being applied helps restore bodily functions by breaking up scar tissue and adhesions in the muscles and muscle fascia. It helps restore the balance of the muscles back to normal and allows them to work more efficiently.

Yes, Would Highly Recommend


All in all this is a great product, and I would highly recommend it. Whether you’re working at the office all day, or are highly active all day, the Thera Cane is beneficial to all users! A pain free life is a better and happier life, trust me. You only have to dedicate a little amount of time everyday and the benefits will last a lifetime.

I will provide other articles on how exactly to go about using the Thera cane.

Say goodbye to sore muscles and pain, and say hello to a healthier and more joyful you!

Check out my other articles and find out how you can solve neck and back pain!

Or if you are struggling from that “hunchback” shoulder posture that you get from typing all day click here!

Comment below and let me know what you guys think

 

 

51 Comments

  • Bethany

    Reply Reply January 16, 2016

    Hi Dylan: It’s nice to read your personal experience with using the Thera cane. When I followed your link to Amazon, I also saw a few other similar products. Can you tell me if the Thera cane is better for certain conditions where one of the other products might not be. So many choices. Thanks.

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply January 16, 2016

      Hey Bethany, thanks for commenting! There are a ton of “canes” out there on the market, and I personally have tried most of them. The main issues I had with the other products is the sturdiness and the ways in which you can maneuver them. When using the cane for myofascial release, you want to be able to apply a surplus of force in order to break down the poorly aligned muscle fascia/cross bridges. The Thera cane allows you to do this without breaking the actual cane – the other products are too flexible and are not rigid enough. Also, I found that all the extra nobs/add – ons were just unnecessary and get in the way! Thanks for the comment Bethany, if you have any more questions, feel free to ask!

  • Debby

    Reply Reply January 29, 2016

    Thanks for introducing the Thera Cane massage tool Dylan. I’ll be back to see more on how it’s actually used. I am curious – I do not need the cane for pain relief but I do enjoy a good massage every now and then. Trouble is, I end up never making the appointment, lol. Would the Thera Cane be a good suggestion for my use as well? It certainly would be convenient to be able to get a massage while at my desk any time I wanted one. I’ll be looking forward to hearing your reply.

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply January 29, 2016

      Hey Debby no problem it is my pleasure! The great thing about the Thera Cane is that it can be used in so many different ways! I have a couple articles outlining the various techniques that you can use. Like I always say the best medicine is prevention, so of course you can use it as solely a massaging device it will only benefit you. If you have any questions about ways to use the Thera Cane exactly or anything don’t hesitate to ask me. Thanks alot for the comment

  • Xin Zhang

    Reply Reply January 29, 2016

    Hello Dylan,

    Thank you for the information on the Thera Cane Self-Massager. I had never heard of this type of product before. It looks like it would be a lot of work to use this product. Perhaps it is easier than it seems at first glance?

    Can you really reach places on your lower back. I really am having a hard time visualizing how this item would work. It sounds interesting but I am unsure if it would work for me. Do you have any videos?

    How much time doe you use it every day?

    Please let me know your thoughts.

    Sincerely,

    Xin

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply January 29, 2016

      Hey Xin thanks alot for the comment! When I first came across it I was skeptical at first not going to lie, but it really is very effective and beneficial. It actually takes very little effort to apply pressure to nearly anywhere on the body. It is all about leveraging the cane in different positions in order to correctly release your muscles. I have provided a few techniques for curing shoulder/upper back/neck pain and they are listed up above at the end of this article! I am in the process of making instructional videos and I will definitely make sure to get them to you!

      I usually incorporate the Thera Cane into my morning routine right when I get up for about 10 to 15 minutes. I apply it to areas that are stiff or that I notice are tight. The more you get used to it, the less time you will spend using it and the better you will get at releasing your trigger points!

      If you have any more questions feel free to ask!

  • Michelle

    Reply Reply January 29, 2016

    Hi Dylan

    The Thera Cane Massage Tool sounds like a fantastic idea. Normally I pay for a therapist when I am in need of rejuvenation!

    I too spend a lot of time at a desk these days vs my former active self! I like the idea of being able to use the tool on a daily basis. It will surely save me the expensive therapists fees. Great reading.

    Kind Regards

    Michelle

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply January 29, 2016

      Hey Michelle thanks for the comment! I used to be in the same boat as you before I came across the Thera Cane massage tool! It really does wonders and saves you a ton of money. If you have any questions regarding on how to use it etc feel free to ask!

  • Evan

    Reply Reply January 29, 2016

    Awesome post Dylan! I have always wondered how I could save money from going to the massage therapist and just do it myself.

    I’m glad I have come across your Theracane review because I spend a lot of time working at my desk and my muscles get really tight.

    What would you say the best exercise is for a tight neck?

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply January 29, 2016

      Hey Evan thanks for the comment and I am glad that you have found this article to be of some use to you. Personally I love massages, but they are just way too expensive. The Thera Cane is a great alternative and I keep one right beside my desk for whenever Im feeling stressed or have tight muscles – it works like a charm

      There are many different exercises that you can do with the Thera Cane for a tight neck. Our neck is the area that gets effected the most by the Office desk lifestyle because of the negative posture it evokes. You can refer back to the bottom of this article to my other article that explains how to solve neck and upperback pain in a few easy steps, it should do the trick!

      If you have any other questions or comments feel free to ask, I’ll be happy to lend a hand!

  • DianaEvensen

    Reply Reply January 29, 2016

    Nice review. My daughter in law has this implement and she swears by it! The science involved was interesting, and you had nice formatting for readability. The great thing about it is that it is inexpensive and you can use it at anytime so there is no need to pay for a therapist! I am looking to get the Thera Cane massage tool myself !

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply January 29, 2016

      Thanks Diana I am not lying when I say the Thera Cane massage tool is really worth it! If you have any questions about the Thera Cane; how to use it, etc. Feel free to ask!

  • Chuck

    Reply Reply January 30, 2016

    Wow, what a great way to get relief from those nagging sports and exercise activities that seem to catch up to all of us. I’m 68 and exercise very hard – almost stupidly, and I often get pains in the shoulder, knee and forearm. When I rub painful areas it seems to work so I guess the massage of the cane would be much better. The fact that you can do it as you work makes it even more appealing.

    Do you still exercise? Does the cane act as a way to prevent those annoying pains?

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply January 31, 2016

      Thanks for the comment Chuck! First of all I want to commend you on exercising hard at 68 that is great. Working out should be incorporated into our daily lives no matter what age we are. I am very active and exercise a ton as well and as a result i do get very sore and often the soreness doesn’t subside until I use the Thera Cane massage tool or some type of active release/massage. Being a personal trainer I make sure that I am in top physical shape (I believe you must practice what you preach!)

      The Thera Cane massage tool does prevent soreness, I usually do it after an intense workout to reduce muscle soreness. If you have any other questions feel free to ask I will be more than happy to help!

  • Lucille

    Reply Reply January 31, 2016

    This seems like a very useful massage tools. It should help a lot of people suffering with back problems. It is very helpful especially with people that work long hours and have no time to go to the gym. The price is great aswell, You might have sold me on the idea!.

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply January 31, 2016

      Thanks for the comment Lucille! The Thera Cane massage tool is pretty great, it has helped me a ton to relieve alot of my back pain that I experienced from many injuries over the course of my life. If you have any questions feel free to ask!

  • Molly

    Reply Reply January 31, 2016

    I have friends who live in a cold part of the country and they are always telling me how stiff and full of aches they can be in the winter. I shall be urging them to give this Thera cane a try, because it sounds like just what they need. I didn’t know about Thera cane massage tools like this until now, so thank you, Dylan, for such an informative article!

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply January 31, 2016

      Hey Molly thanks for the comment, trust me they will love the Thera Cane massage tool! And if you or your friends have any questions about it feel free to ask me!

  • Erin

    Reply Reply January 31, 2016

    Well the thera cane massage tool is a very interesting tool that I have never heard of before. I could definitely use the benefits you describe in the upper back area between the shoulder blades. That area kills me. If I could keep one around me all day and use it whenever that would be the best and it would save on money too!

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply January 31, 2016

      Hey Erin thanks for the comment. I get those pains in the shoulder blades and upper back/neck from sitting at a computer all day, I use the Thera Cane to provide some instant relief! If you have any questions feel free to ask!

  • Ray

    Reply Reply January 31, 2016

    Hi Dylan,

    I do work in the office, sitting most of the day so Thera Cane looks like an awesome tool to me. Is it difficult to use? I did check the link – Amazon site, but wasn’t sure how you use the each part. And how often would you recommend to use this? It would be nice to just hang this cane on my chair, and do some exercises every few hours or so.

    Thanks again for the great info!
    Ray

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply January 31, 2016

      Hey Ray It is a pretty great tool, I provided some links at the end of the article and it shows ways to use it in order to solve upper back/neck/shoulder pain, you can refer to those for some uses if you want! I would recommend using this threee times a day, once in the morning before work (or at work), once at lunch and once at the end of the day. Even 5-10 minute sessions would make the world of a difference! If you have any other questions feel free to ask and i will be making some instructional videos soon to display how to use it properly! Thanks again for the comment

  • Chris

    Reply Reply February 1, 2016

    I have never heard of the Thera Cane massage tool before, I am definitely going to give it a try. I work all day at a desk job and my shoulders and upper back are always sore! I am liking the price as well and it seems like everyone on amazon is very happy with the purchase. Thanks alot for the article and giving some insight on the Thera Cane massage tool

    Good stuff!

    Chris

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply February 1, 2016

      Hey Chris thanks for the comment, the Thera Cane massage tool is truly a great tool and is very helpful. Just hang it on your chair or keep it beside your desk, and whenever you are feeling sore or have tight muscles pick it up!

      If you have any more questions feel free to ask, ill be more than happy to reply!

  • Norman

    Reply Reply February 1, 2016

    This is a very interesting article, I have never seen the Thera Cane massage tool before but it seems very useful. I sit long hours at the desk and am in need of something like this as my upper back and neck muscles get sore. I am definitely going to give this a shot!

  • Eric

    Reply Reply February 1, 2016

    I saw this one time on QVC, what an interesting and simple product that I have been wanting to try for years. I wonder actually how useful and productive this product is in releasing your muscles and stimulating blood flow. By your review it really makes sense to invest in one of these especially with all of my back muscle strains.

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply February 1, 2016

      Hey Eric thanks for the comment. It really is a very useful product that is inexpensive! Ill give you the down-low on how it works! When we exercise, or in this case sit for too long, our bodies will lay down connective tissue (weaker than usual) as a means to heal the body. The connective tissue that is put down is alot weaker and poorly vascularized compared to our original tissue Also when the tissue is put down, the body sporadically puts it down. So when we massage our self or use myofascial release techniques, we are breaking up the poorly vascularized/set connective tissue causing it to realign along the lines of tension and work more efficiently all the while lubricating the muscles and allowing the tissues to interact better with eachother!

      If you have any more questions feel free to ask!

  • Kim

    Reply Reply February 1, 2016

    Hi Dylan, who would have thought, a cane to massage the back and other areas of the body. I have been thinking about getting a massage on my back, but who has time to do that when one is so busy sitting at a desk most of the day.
    After 40 years working in the construction industry (mainly drywall) it has taken a tole on my body. I do think this cane might just be the trick in relieving some of my pain. I’m glad I came across this article, and now I’m off to visit your other articles for the neck and back.
    Kim

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply February 1, 2016

      Hey Kim thanks for the comment the Thera Cane massage tool is really a great piece of equipment. I have a little experience in drywalling and it definitely is physically demanding especially if you are constantly doing it! Your muscles are probably pretty tight and as a result of all that repetitive work you probably have alot of knots and trigger points in your body! The Thera cane massage tool will help decrease some pain and restore some of your normal functions (range of motion and reduce soreness) I am glad you liked the article and if you have any other questions please feel free to ask

  • Italian Brave Heart

    Reply Reply February 1, 2016

    Hi,

    I suffer terribly from back pain but I’ve been using an electronic chair massager for many years. I was looking for some alternatives and came across the Thera Cane massage tool. In your opinion would this be as effective as my chair massager? Or if not is there another tool that you are aware of that would be as effective or better than this?

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply February 1, 2016

      Hey thanks for the comment. Electronic chair massagers are a nice accessory but they aren’t nearly as effective as the Thera Cane massage tool or a deep massage.

      The problem is not on the surface, The knots and trigger points are located deep within your muscle fascia, and you have to apply a decent amount of pressure for them to release! With the Thera Cane massage tool you can pinpoint the exact knots on your body and use it to release them. Whereas the chair cant identify where the knots are!

      Lacrosse balls and foam rollers are pretty good tools, but then again you cant access all the points on the body with those.

      Thanks again for the comment and if you have any questions feel free to ask

  • Ian

    Reply Reply February 2, 2016

    I like this massaging cane. It doesn’t depend on electricity (like most massage machines) and can be done virtually anywhere.
    And it can also reach any spot on the body? That makes it even better and more versatile.

    Are there any safety risks that we should be aware of before purchasing a thera cane? How easy is it to use for extreme tension?

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply February 2, 2016

      Thanks for the comment Ian! It is very easy to increase the amount of pressure you would be surprised to the amount you can apply! and it is a pretty safe tool to use, but then again anyone can make anything dangerous if they use it inproperly

  • Larry

    Reply Reply February 2, 2016

    What a strange looking contraption! I like the idea that it is pretty much “on demand” whenever you want to use it, rather than waiting on an appointment for a massage. Plus it looks like you could easily get right to the spot you want to hit without being a contortionist. Great price, too. Thanks for the review.

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply February 2, 2016

      Thanks for the comment Larry! The thera cane massage tool is a great tool! If you have any questions feel free to ask me i’ll be more than happy to answer

  • Shannon

    Reply Reply February 3, 2016

    Wow this is awesome! My husband sees a chiropractor regularly who does myofascial release and I am often rubbing and pressing on the knots to release them. We also use a roller – but this gets the spot directly! I’m very excited about this. I think we will be purchasing one in the near future. Thanks so much!

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply February 4, 2016

      Hey Shannon thanks so much for the comment! The Thera cane massage tool is definitely worth it, if you have any questions at all feel free to ask me

  • Anthony

    Reply Reply February 3, 2016

    Hi there Dylan,

    I’ve been needing to get one of these Thera Canes for a while now. I work in a job where I am repeating manual labor tasks over and over daily and my back is always in knots. You have shown me just why this product would be perfect for me and now i’ll really be considering actually buying it. Thank you for the thorough review.

    -Anthony

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply February 4, 2016

      Hey Anthony thanks for stopping by! If you have any question about the Thera Cane Massage tool feel free to ask me, ill be more than happy to help you out

  • Sangeeta

    Reply Reply February 5, 2016

    Hey Dylan, Its really a great post, very well mentioned the importance and usage of Thera Cane. I think, I got the solution for my neck and back pain due to sitting on desk with computer all the time. It seems like it is very important tool in today’s busy life. Looking forward to get one for me.

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply February 7, 2016

      Hey Sangeeta the Thera Cane massage tool will help you relieve neck and back pain pretty quickly, you should check out my article on fixing neck and upper back pain at the end of this article, it might be of some help to you. Thanks for the comment

  • Brianna Jones

    Reply Reply February 7, 2016

    Great read the Thera cane massage tool seems pretty awesome. I have had bad back issues for a while and can personally relate to your story because I also used to be a very high level athlete and I noticed that the pain would get worse. I would always ask my mom to put pressure on my back to relieve the stress but I see now I could’ve been doing it myself! Also not expensive so this is a very nice recommendation.

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply February 7, 2016

      Hey Brianna thanks for the comment, sports will eventually make you feel it in the end haha! Thanks for the comment and if you have any questions about the Thera Cane massage tool feel free to ask

  • brandon

    Reply Reply February 7, 2016

    Hey Dylan,
    i love this cane you got here. I’ve constantly felt knots in my lower back and been thinking about just getting a professional massage. Of course, this cost money so I’ve been holding off.
    I think I’m now leaning towards trying out the Thera cane. It looks like it might do the job for my annoying lower back at a cheaper price.
    Best Regards,
    Brandon

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply February 7, 2016

      Hey Brandon thanks for the comment, I used to get professional massages all the time and i’m not going to lie, they are great. The Thera Cane is just awesome because it is very affordable and you are the one controlling where you want to be massaged! You know better than anyone else where you need to apply pressure and how much!

      Thanks again for the comment and if you need help with anything please feel free to ask

  • MA

    Reply Reply May 12, 2016

    Thanks for the great review!

    I had never heard of thera cane before, thanks for the new discovery!

    I love having massages and going to the osteopath, it helps a lot with myofascial release.

    I will definitely look into Thera cane since you say it also involve myofascial release. It would be great not having to rely on anyone to get a massage!

    Cheers!

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply May 26, 2016

      Hey MA thanks for the comment. The TheraCane really does work some magic! I am positive that you would like this tool if you like going to an osteopath,etc..

      If you have any questions feel free to ask!

      Cheers!

  • Cathy

    Reply Reply May 22, 2016

    Hi there Dylan,

    I have a similar cane like this and it’s made out of a sturdy plastic. It doesn’t have a proper handle grip like yours, but it has an extended tip at the curve end of the cane which makes it really good to get to that deep pain behind those tight shoulders.

    It’s a lot smaller so I can fit it into my laptop bag, bring it to work and even self-massage when I am stuck in the traffic. I wish I could attach a picture to show you. Unfortunately, it doesn’t really have a brand, otherwise, it would make a good product review for your site.

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply May 26, 2016

      Hey Cathy, that seems like a great alternative massage tool as well. If you do find the name could you please message me, I am very interested in seeing what it is!

      Cheers!

  • Dave

    Reply Reply May 23, 2016

    This is the most unusual piece of massage equipment I’ve come across. More so than the massage sticks. But it does seem a lot more practical. With all the training I do (weights, cardio, etc…). I think this would come in pretty handy. looking forward to the articles on how to use it.

    • Dylan

      Reply Reply May 26, 2016

      Hey Dave, thanks for the comment.

      I also do a lot of weight lifting and exercising, and boy does it do wonders on my body!

      If you have any questions about this tool or anything related, feel free to ask!

      Cheers.

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