Not as good as a professional massage, obvi, but effective if you can find the right angle to approach your knots at. Recommends with reservations. (Simon)
As the office dweller, would I want this near my desk? Sure. Would I use it? Probably in desperation for a little relief, yes. But, I also believe I’d likely miss the mark--feels scary on bone! Doesn’t recommend. (Addy)
What we found was that if you already have a good awareness of the anatomy of a problem area, and if you’re cool with perhaps looking a little silly, the Remedy Cane lives up to some of its hype and might be a good self-massage tool for you.
Problems come if you are concerned about potentially injuring yourself because you’re not sure if you’re hitting those spots that will provide you with relief. It’s also difficult (not impossible) to create any sort of movement or manipulation beyond static pressure that is both carefully applied and strong enough to get at the problem.
This massage tool might be useful to you if have a single distinguishable knot and are comfortable reaching it with the tool, as well as the self-awareness to recognize when you’ve mistargeted or slipped and are applying pressure to a thin layer of skin over bone or to a nerve. If you’re interested in purchasing one, I get a small referral bonus if you buy your Remedy Cane at this link.
But, if what you’re experiencing could be described as something like “a neck of concrete” then the Remedy Cane is going to be an ineffective solution. Skip it and instead consider booking time with your massage therapist. An experienced massage therapist is going to be able to provide you with safe, comfortable and evidence-based treatment.