There are a host of sticks on the market that can help reduce your massage bills, and this model from US manufacturers The Stick is one of biggest sellers.
Endorsed on US TV by professional American footballers from the NFL, you can use it almost anywhere on the body.
The 15 rotating spindles on this 24in model access most major muscle groups and we found the ergonomic, semi-rigid design easy to use.
Its portability is also a major asset – if you’re travelling somewhere new for a race and aren’t guaranteed to find a masseur it’s a valuable piece of equipment to pack.
It doesn’t come near to a real massage, but could be useful if you have a specific injury you need to treat every day.