Your Back’s BFF: Thera Cane Massager Review

Do you ever wish you had longer arms to massage a knot out of your back? Or that you were a billionaire who could employ a massage therapist on a daily basis? One can dream.

If you are lucky enough to have a spouse, friend or partner willing to massage your back regularly, they often don’t do it very well. Sorry, friends and partners, but it’s probably true. My solution is to use a Thera Cane Massager, which allows you to massage any part of your back without much effort on your own. It’s a sturdy hook-shaped plastic cane that allows you to massage your back or shoulders without straining your arms because you pull the hook part toward you.

I know, it looks like something found in a senior citizen’s home. If it makes you feel less old, I found out about it through a coworker who is in his 20s. See, everyone has knots!

Why I’m obsessed with the Thera Cane Massager:

  • Easy to use – You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure it out
  • Multitasker – Massage your back when you’re watching TV
  • Medical professionals have told me that it’s a good product to use
  • Loosens up knots if you work on it over time
  • Works on any body part that needs work: neck, legs, hips, feet, etc.
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Thera Cane Massager at rest

It’s a sturdy hook-shaped plastic cane that allows you to use the curved part to put pressure on your back or shoulders without straining your arms. You can use the rounded knobby ends on your back for bigger muscles or knots, or the smaller pegs on small ones. I even use it for the tops of my shoulders by hooking it over my shoulder and then pulling down and moving horizontally like so:

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How to massage the tops of your shoulders


  • It comes with a handy instruction booklet that I have never used because I’m pretty familiar with where the persistent knots in my back are. They’re like old friends (frenemies?). Sigh.
  • If you’re seeing a chiropractor, trainer or physical therapist, tell them that you have a Thera Cane and they’ll help you use it for specific areas that need work.
  • Besides my trusty foam roller, my back’s other BFF, I use my Thera Cane Massager almost every day.
My other BFF, my foam roller.

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