The BFF: Powerful electric massage buffer could replace the foam roller
The BFF pro takes foam rolling to the next level. Used by the likes of former Olympian Jeff Galloway and Mr. Universe, it's a powerful, deep-tissue massage tool that mixes precise pressure with strong vibrations, so it loosens and relaxes muscle and fascia while stretching and massaging it.
The BFF's strong, mains-powered random orbital oscillations vibrate against your soft tissue at 3,300 "buffs per minute," loosening and desensitizing the flesh through a layer of triple-dense foam.
It comes with three different cover options for the six-inch buffing head. The first is a white massage muff you can fit over the foam head for use on dry skin, the second is a blue muff designed to spread oils, lotions and creams if you've got time for more of a luxury experience, while the third is a series of exfoliating pads that double as hair removal tools.
In massage mode, you simply plug in the BFF with one of the massage muffs on – it comes with a 12-ft (3.6-m) electrical cord – then press it into your tired, sore muscles. Using the flat area gives a general feeling of invigoration, and using the firm edge of the pad lets you get deep into the muscle and fascia for a tireless, powerful massage experience you can do yourself or give to others.
In exfoliation/hair removal mode, you stick an exfoliating pad on the foam head, and work it gently around the area that needs attention – but remember to keep long hair tied up and out of the way.
You could look at the BFF as an enhanced version of foam rolling. It's just as good at digging in and loosening your muscle and fascia, but with the added bonus of powerful vibrations that help numb and relax the flesh at the same time.
Prices start at US$300 for the BFF Pro, and there's a multi-speed version that lets you choose your desired intensity for US$350.
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