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Quick Review Summary
Name: Lockeroom pocket physio max
Features: Pyramid-shaped manual massager with blunt massage head for trigger point massage, has smooth but grippy surface, has anti-skid base
Pros: durable and safe to use, effective for people who need a rather soft massage
Cons: not effective for athletes and fitness freaks as claimed by manufacturer
Our Rating: 3/5
Full Written Review:
Amazon and numerous other online websites are flooded with self-massage tools. Almost all of them have been rated well by the users, leaving you confused and anxious about which one to buy.
A major problem with massage tools is that what works for you may not work for us (or your spouse). and vice versa. So, the ratings and reviews don’t really matter a lot; what matters is how well it works for you.
Yet, it is important to evaluate a product’s built quality and targeted use before ordering it, to avoid the inconvenience of returning it. For example; if you have a problem with your neck, Da Vinci neck massage tool and 5Billion Peanut massage tool will be better options than PSO-back or the Vertiball wall massager, even though their manufacturers claim that they work equally good on the neck muscles.
Another thing that you must evaluate is a massage tool’s versatility and long-term use. You don’t want to have too many of them lying around your home gym or occupying valuable space in your drawers and cabinets. Today, we are reviewing one such tool, the Lockeroom pocket physio max. Although it has received decent feedback from the buyers, we aren’t impressed with its extremely limited use. We would rather recommend you look for other versatile tools such as Da Vinci trigger point massager.
If you aren’t convinced, read our Lockeroom pocket physio max review. We are pretty sure towards the end of this blog, you will agree with us.
Key Features of Lockeroom Pocket Physio Max
PLEASE NOTE: THIS REVIEW IS ABOUT LOCKEROOM PHYSIO MAX, WHICH IS BASICALLY A BIGGER VERSION OF THE LOCKEROOM POCKET PHYSIO.
The max version is intended for massaging the trigger points of glutes, pecs, hip flexors, and other fleshy areas. The standard size is meant for arms, shoulders, neck, and feet.
- Dimensions: 3.5” X 3.5” X 2.5”
- Weight: 7 oz
- Material: Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
- The V-shaped cutout can be used to accommodate the spine while you massage the connecting muscles.
- It is firm enough to hold its shape under pressure but flexible enough to keep you comfortable and not feel as if you are digging into a piece of sharp metal.
- The shape of the massage head replicated the therapist’s elbow.
The build quality of Lockeroom pocket physio max is superb. We don’t expect any durability issues from it. Just like other manual trigger point massage tools, this one too is made of high-quality, non-allergenic plastic, so it won’t crack up even if you place your entire weight on it.
The surface is smooth but grippy. You won’t slip off even when you are sweating. The base is stable enough to let you do some micromovements. It has some grippy feet that can stick well to your exercise mat, yoga block, or even on the floor or wall to prevent sliding and skidding.
The major problem we have with Lockeroom pocket physio max is its small size.
Yes, we are talking about the Max version.
It is just 2.5 inches high. To use it on your back muscles or maybe on your pec muscles, you will have to lie on it. Now, that could be a challenge because unless you are physically active and flexible, you won’t be able to control your bodyweight at such a low level. You could lose your balance and slip on it, causing a muscle injury. Some buyers have suggested that you can place it on a yoga block to get better control over your body and the pressure you apply on it.
Effectiveness and usability
Well, hundreds of buyers have found it effective enough to get rid of tight spots and muscle stiffness. We have used it a few times and we partly agree with them. Lockeroom Pocket Physio max is great for senior citizens and casual exercisers but it isn’t good enough for highly active people who need an excellent myofascial massage to recover quickly for the next session.
Lockeroom pocket physio max is a triangular-shaped manual massager. You need to stick the pointy top to your muscles. With just one massage head, can you imagine how much time it will take to work on your glutes or hamstrings! If the manufacturer has designed it for those fleshy areas, it should have realized that this design isn’t very helpful for them.
- Affordable and durable
- Stable and easy to use
- Can help target deeper tissues. This is what sets it apart from numerous other so-called ‘deep tissue massagers’ that provide superficial massage instead.
- The shape makes it suitable for senior citizens and people who have poor balance. Lacrosse balls can roll away easily, making it difficult for them to use.
- As we stated above, we found it too small to be used for the muscle groups listed by the manufacturer.
- Has very limited use.
Our Rating: 3/5
Lockeroom pocket physio max is not worth buying. There are many better and more versatile options available. We have listed some of them above and we will be adding many more to our blog soon. Do check out their detailed reviews and buy the one that best suits your needs.