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The first 4 inch massage ball set in a mesh bag designed for large muscle groups like the shoulders, chest, glutes, and hamstrings.
The first 4 inch massage ball set in a mesh bag designed for large muscle groups like the shoulders, chest, glutes, and hamstrings.
The first 4 inch massage ball set in a mesh bag designed for large muscle groups like the shoulders, chest, glutes, and hamstrings.
192 backers pledged $13,928 to help bring this project to life.

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Deep Recovery is a small Boulder, Colorado based company obsessed with bringing you world class recovery tools and techniques.We launched on Kickstarter in 2014 with this project and you can read a summary of our backer comments here

Early this year, we changed our name from Massage Track to Deep Recovery and that's why we're launching this project with a new Kickstarter account. As you can see most of our products still carry our old logo. Old or new logo, all our products come with a money-back guarantee and lifetime warranty, because they're great quality and we care about YOU!

This project launches our newest product - a set of 4 Inch massage balls designed for large muscle groups like the shoulders, chest, back, glutes, and hamstrings. Please note, we offer free instructional video to all, on our website.

They're made from EVA and the pair weighs 3.2 ounces / 90.7 grams. They come in a mesh bag so you can easily use them separately or together.

How to get them

Become a backer of this project and pick a reward. You will essentially be pre-ordering from us. You'll get a special backer discount, and you'll receive your 4 Inch ball set before it is available anywhere else. Your shipping information and any other specifics will be collected via survey after this campaign has ended.

Our FIRST 500 backers get EARLY delivery (August or September).

 

When our tools are used following the techniques in our free instructional videos, our customers often tell us they experience immediate benefits. This is what our users love about the Deep Recovery tools (short and long term):

Eliminates Pain

Restores the normal loose fluidity of your fascia and eliminates pain through self-myofascial release.

Gets More Done, Faster

More targeted than a foam roller, these balls allow you to reach in and release the specific tight muscles and tissues causing you pain and restricting your mobility. But, they are also larger than the business end of massage tools with knobs, which allows you to get the work done you need, much faster.

 

Reduces Injuries

Helps return your muscles to their relaxed state after an intense workout -- shown to reduce the risk of injuries. 

Improves Range of Motion

Releases muscle knots and constricted fascia so you can move more freely and restore flexibility.

Relaxing

At the end of a long stressful day, your muscles are tight and begging for release. You may drift off while releasing your neck or lower back...

Works bilaterally

Balance is key to healthy body mechanics and all our tools are designed to work bilaterally. Every massage ball set comes with a mesh bag for this reason and our tracks are also designed with multiple bilateral spacing options. The tracks also allow you to apply pressure from an angle which you don't get from the mesh bags.

 

Our project video contains excerpts taken from these videos:

 

 

 

 

 

Customer Reviews

 

 

   

Researchers at McMaster University reported that massage following an intense workout actually causes muscles to enlarge and grow new mitochondria. Mitochondria are the powerhouses of our cells and are responsible for converting nutrients into useful energy.

For an athlete, energy is everything.

The study found that deep-tissue massage increased the size and number of new mitochondria more than exercising without massage. Increasing mitochondria can improve endurance performance by increasing the rate that muscles utilize oxygen.

To the body, oxygen is everything.

The McMaster University study also found that massage therapy increases the range of motion in muscles and decreases recovery time between workouts or athletic events.

Massage is beneficial to more than muscles

Muscles might be the richest benefactors of a massage, but, most people report a feeling of pure relaxation, reduced anxiety, enhanced attentiveness, and improved mood following a massage.

Athletes may find an edge in these psychological benefits, making massage a double-duty treatment; a mind and body therapy. Various bodies of research compiled by the National Center for Biotechnology Information indicate that massage therapy:

  • Reduces heart rate. Lowers blood pressure.
  • Reduces recovery time after an injury.
  • Rehabs an injury. Lowers anxiety.
  • Improves mood.
  • Increases blood flow throughout the body, bringing vital oxygen and nutrients all over. 
  • Relieves muscle pain and tension.
  • Improves connective tissue healing, which promotes muscle elasticity.
  • Stabilizes cortisol levels (a stress hormone, similar to adrenaline).
  • Improves muscle flexibility, which reduces and prevents injury.
  • Improves the quality of sleep.

 

Bundles

Everybody can choose one (and only one) reward level to back this project. You cannot choose 2 reward levels. Just one. You will get all items in that reward—you cannot swap things that you don't want for things that you do want. See the FAQ for why we can't do this.

 

 

  

Our first Kickstarter project was in 2014, so we have an established supply chain and quite a bit of experience delivering top-quality massage tools over the past three years. All molds have been made long ago and we've laid in some inventory so we can deliver rewards to our first 500 backers early, as in August to September. 

We plan to deliver rewards to backers after the first 500 starting in January, but if we can deliver sooner, we will!!

 It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention. I learned this firsthand suffering from Lyme disease for the last 15 years which, among other “nuisances,” causes tightness in the muscles and connective tissues.

Any repetitive motion like walking or typing can give me tendinitis, and before inventing the Deep Recovery (formerly Massage Track) massage tools, I would sometimes pull a muscle just getting out of bed in the morning. I lived with pain for 15 years before I finally became desperate during the spring of 2012. I had pulled a muscle in my lower back, and normally, I heal in a few days, but this time, three weeks went by and I was getting worse.

My normal routine for dealing with a muscle pull (foam rolling and gentle yoga) wasn’t working and my back pain was interfering with my work, so I went in for a couple rolfing sessions a month later. Rolfing is a type of bodywork which I had found helpful in the past. And while the first two rolfing sessions were useful, especially in identifying the culprit muscle (quadratus lumborum) and the specific therapy that would heal me, I had already spent $250 and was still having difficulty driving and sitting in an office chair.

I felt certain another ten Rolfing sessions focusing on the inflamed muscles and the surrounding areas would heal me completely, but I didn’t have the money for it. I knew daily massage would also provide healing (I mean, if it works for professional athletes, it would work for me, too, right?), but again, financially, that was out of reach.   

That’s when the idea for Deep Recovery came to me–when I absolutely needed an immediate, cost-effective way to heal. I’ve used the system almost every day since I invented it, and have not had a serious muscle pull since. Occasionally I’ll feel tightness somewhere but after rolling with the Body Track, it’s gone.

I spent two years developing our deep tissue massage tools, gathering feedback from experts, and launching the first Kickstarter project 3 years ago. The response from around the world has been very exciting and today my massage tools are in 40 countries. 

As you probably know, having a massage therapist work on you can do wonders, but really, it's critical to scratch the itch right away—not next Tuesday at 1 PM. And, what I’ve discovered is that giving yourself therapy early, when you first feel tightness, prevents a muscle pull from happening in the first place.

My body has been the ideal sandbox from which to develop world-class massage tools (and techniques). When I think about all the people who have told me they’re using my massage tools every day, I feel blessed. I love helping people heal and getting the best performance their bodies are capable of delivering! 

We believe crowdfunding is the best way to bring new products to life and that it's not just for starting a business, it’s for growing a business too.

Kickstarter connects creators directly with customers who share their passion. As a 100% crowdfunded company, the only “board of directors” we listen to is our backer and customer base. We get to spend our time making tools that improve lives - and not spinning our wheels applying for loans or reporting to investors.

A crowdfunding project is a big life event like a wedding with very sharply defined dates which forces you to do planning, preparation and execution that a slow launch doesn’t require and you emerge from it with videos, testimonials, contacts and a customer base some businesses don't achieve with five years or more of operation.

And above all, the Kickstarter community is golden, truly a special group! This is why we hope to bring one or two new recovery tools to Kickstarter every year.

 

Risks and challenges

This is Deep Recovery's 2nd Kickstarter project. We've got some great experience under our belts on how to manufacture high-quality goods and fulfill orders for them. We've also been blindsided before by unexpected issues and always dealt with them in a way that leaves every last customer happy with their purchase and proud to support our company.

In short, we have a few years experience doing this, and you should be confident that we will deliver what we say we will, as fast as we can. We experienced a lengthy delay in our first project (as most do when launching a new business) and have taken steps to avoid a repeat.

And should unforeseen issues come up, we will handle them with the utmost transparency and care for you, our backers.

Supply Chain Risk: We're happy with our supply chain, and have a lot of confidence that we can make what we say we'll make. But sometimes shipping containers of product get stuck outside a shipyard for 3 weeks. We pad our schedule for these unknowns, but sometimes not enough...

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    Pledge $21 or more About $21

    A - 4 Inch Massage Ball Set

    This set includes one pair of our black and green 4 Inch deep tissue massage therapy balls in a mesh bag – these are firm massage balls for large muscle groups like the shoulders, lats, lower back, glutes, quads and hamstrings.

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    B - Quick Relief Bundle

    This set combines one pair of our black and green 4 Inch deep tissue massage therapy balls and one pair of our orange Sport lacrosse balls. A perfect combination - Use the larger 4 Inch set to work large muscle groups and the smaller Sport set to work more targeted areas like feet and forearms. Save up to $9 on the combined $42 retail price of these items.

    All items in this bundle were designed by us, funded on Kickstarter, and can function stand-alone, or as a comprehensive full body massage system.

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    C - Travel Roller Bundle

    This bundle is perfect if you are looking for myofascial release on the go. Use the larger 4 Inch set and foam roller to find your trouble spots and then use the smaller Sport set to work deeply and precisely. The travel roller also works great for loosening your muscles before working them with massage balls or use it stand alone to help with recovery after a great workout. Save up to $11 on the combined $52 retail price of these items.

    All items in this bundle were designed by us, funded on Kickstarter, and can function stand-alone, or as a comprehensive full body massage system.

    Includes:
    • 4 Inch Deep Tissue Massage Balls (Pair)
    • 64 mm Sport Lacrosse Balls (Pair)
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    A2 - 4 Inch Massage Ball Set (2 Pairs)

    This set includes 2 pairs of our black and green 4 Inch deep tissue massage therapy balls in a mesh bag – these are firm massage balls for large muscle groups like the shoulders, lats, lower back, glutes, quads and hamstrings. Save up to $12 on the combined $54 retail price of these items.

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    D - Extra Firm Massage Set Bundle

    If you like really hard and deep tissue work, then this set is perfect for you. You can use the larger 4 Inch or 70 mm set to find your trouble spots and then use the smaller set to dig deep. The travel roller works great if you want to loosen your muscles before really working them with massage balls or use it stand alone to help with recovery after a great workout. Save up to $15 on the combined $71 retail price of these items.

    All items in this bundle were designed by us, funded on Kickstarter, and can function stand-alone, or as a comprehensive full body massage system.

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    • 64 mm Sport Lacrosse Balls (Pair)
    • 70 mm Extra FIrm Massage Balls (Pair)
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    Pledge $63 or more About $63

    A3 - 4 Inch Massage Ball Set (3 Pairs)

    This set includes 3 pairs of our black and green 4 Inch deep tissue massage therapy balls in a mesh bag – these are firm massage balls for large muscle groups like the shoulders, lats, lower back, glutes, quads and hamstrings. This bundle is great if you want to keep a pair and give one to a friend or family member. Save up to $18 on the combined $81 retail price of these items.

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    C+ - Travel Roller Bundle W/ Body Track

    This bundle is perfect if you are looking for myofascial release on the go. Use the larger 4 Inch set and foam roller to find your trouble spots and then use the smaller Sport set to work deeply and precisely. The travel roller also works great for loosening your muscles before working them with massage balls or use it stand alone to help with recovery after a great workout. The Body Track allows you to target almost any location on your body with various ball spacings - balls very close to each other, a finger width apart or with one or two empty tracks in between them. Save up to $21 on the combined $102 retail price of these items.

    All items in this bundle were designed by us, funded on Kickstarter, and can function stand-alone, or as a comprehensive full body massage system.

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    • 4 Inch Deep Tissue Massage Balls (Pair)
    • 64 mm Sport Lacrosse Balls (Pair)
    • Travel Foam Roller
    • Body Track
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    Pledge $95 or more About $95

    E - All The Balls Massage Set Bundle

    Want every ball we offer? This is it! This allows you to choose the right set for every muscle group and situation. Is green too hard today? Use blue. Is the gray too large? Use orange. Save up to $24 on the combined $119 retail price of these items.

    All items in this bundle were designed by us, funded on Kickstarter, and can function stand-alone, or as a comprehensive full body massage system.

    Includes:
    • 4 Inch Deep Tissue Massage Balls (Pair)
    • 64 mm Sport Lacrosse Balls (Pair)
    • 70 mm Extra FIrm Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Travel Foam Roller
    • Gray Extra Firm Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Green Firm Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Blue Soft Massage Balls (Pair)
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    F - Neck Massage Bundle

    If you have neck, jaw or hamstring pain, than this is the bundle for you. The Neck Track is not only great for sore neck relief but also works great for the knots in your hamstrings. And with a total of 5 massage ball sets included, you can decide how deep and how intense you want your massage to be. Save up to $27 on the combined $126 retail price of these items.

    All items in this bundle were designed by us, funded on Kickstarter, and can function stand-alone, or as a comprehensive full body massage system.

    Includes:
    • 4 Inch Deep Tissue Massage Balls (Pair)
    • 64 mm Sport Lacrosse Balls (Pair)
    • Gray Extra Firm Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Green Firm Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Blue Soft Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Neck Track
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    G - Body Massage Bundle

    If you have back or lower body pain, than this is the bundle for you. The Body Track allows you to target almost any location on your body with various ball spacings - balls very close to each other, a finger width apart or with one or two empty tracks in between them. And with a total of 5 massage ball sets included, you can decide how deep and how intense you want your massage to be. Save up to $29 on the combined $139 retail price of these items.

    All items in this bundle were designed by us, funded on Kickstarter, and can function stand-alone, or as a comprehensive full body massage system.

    Includes:
    • 4 Inch Deep Tissue Massage Balls (Pair)
    • 64 mm Sport Lacrosse Balls (Pair)
    • Gray Extra Firm Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Green Firm Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Blue Soft Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Body Track
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    H - Easy Does It Massage Set

    This complete set is ideal for anyone with more sensitivity who wants to avoid the hardest massage balls. Includes four massage ball pairs of varying firmness and with the included Body and Neck Track, you can be sure to get a complete body massage. Save up to $35 on the combined $170 retail price of these items.

    All items in this bundle were designed by us, funded on Kickstarter, and can function stand-alone, or as a comprehensive full body massage system.

    Includes:
    • 4 Inch Deep Tissue Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Gray Extra Firm Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Green Firm Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Neck Track
    • Body Track
    • Travel Foam Roller
    • Blue Soft Massage Balls (Pair)
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    I - Complete Massage Set

    This complete set has everything you need if you are serious about deep tissue massage and myofascial release. Includes 6 massage ball pairs along with our Body and Neck Track. Target all major body parts and you're on your way to a Deep Recovery. Save up to $44 on the combined $204 retail price of these items.

    All items in this bundle were designed by us, funded on Kickstarter, and can function stand-alone, or as a comprehensive full body massage system.

    Includes:
    • 4 Inch Deep Tissue Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Body Track
    • Neck Track
    • 64 mm Sport Lacrosse Balls (Pair)
    • 70 mm Extra FIrm Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Gray Extra Firm Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Green Firm Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Blue Soft Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Travel Foam Roller
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    I - Complete Massage Set (France)

    This complete set has everything you need if you are serious about deep tissue massage and myofascial release. Includes 6 massage ball pairs along with our Body and Neck Track. Target all major body parts and you're on your way to a Deep Recovery. Save up to $44 on the combined $204 retail price of these items.

    All items in this bundle were designed by us, funded on Kickstarter, and can function stand-alone, or as a comprehensive full body massage system.

    Includes:
    • 4 Inch Deep Tissue Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Body Track
    • Neck Track
    • 64 mm Sport Lacrosse Balls (Pair)
    • 70 mm Extra FIrm Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Gray Extra Firm Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Green Firm Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Blue Soft Massage Balls (Pair)
    • Travel Foam Roller
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