Dancers, athletes, and anyone else who uses their body for a living know the importance of massage. For those of us who incorporate massage and body work into our daily health regimen, going a year without access to these resources as we social distance has threatened our usual routines of wellness. It’s never been more valuable to find an at-home alternative to massage that can provide the same level of relief. My brother Craig Inaba and his amazing company Muscle Hammer have created the perfect muscle massaging device that can help to bridge these gaps when getting a massage is difficult.
There are many personal massagers on the market, but I love the Muscle Hammer for so many reasons. It’s weighted perfectly so that those of us who suffer from carpal tunnel or spinal stenosis (I have both) don’t have to struggle with discomfort in our wrists or forearms to counteract the weight. The Muscle Hammer also comes with so many attachments for different needs, including ones so delicate you can use them near your spine without causing damage.
I’m so excited to share my brother’s work with you; he’s created a truly exceptional product and I couldn’t be happier to talk to him about what makes the Muscle Hammer special.
Carrie Ann: Craig, thanks so much for doing this interview. It’s so cool to get to interview my brother, especially about such an amazing product that I use so much and that has helped me so much with pain management. First off, what made you want to create the Muscle Hammer?
Craig: Two reasons. First, there are too many people suffering from pain caused by muscle tension simply because they cannot afford the massage therapy needed to alleviate their pain. Second, I wanted to help level the playing field for all athletes. Wealthy athletes always have an advantage because they can afford the therapies needed to keep their bodies performing at peak levels and come back from injuries better and faster. The Muscle Hammer gives all athletes access to the kind of body maintenance therapy that in the past was only available to wealthy and elite athletes.
Carrie Ann: It’s so admirable that you want to equalize people’s access to taking good care of their bodies because everyone deserve to feel their best. What makes the Muscle Hammer different from other similar devices on the market?
Craig: Quality of product and quality of service. We are so confident in our product that we offer an industry leading 60 day money back guarantee, free return shipping, and we give a ten dollar Amazon gift card to anyone who returns their device because they are not satisfied. So basically, if someone tries a Muscle Hammer and doesn’t like it and returns it, they actually end up ten dollars ahead! We are not aware of any other company in the world that is willing to pay customers if they don’t like their product. We also guarantee a three day repair turnaround if your device breaks under warranty.
Carrie Ann: It’s great that you offer a guarantee like that! Is there any specific group of people who can benefit more from the Muscle Hammer?
Craig: People in pain caused by chronic muscle tension or any soft tissue inflammation, athletes who want to perform better and recover faster, and people who just love massage.
Carrie Ann: Well, I know I certainly fit into that group. What’s a special move, placement or attachment for the Muscle Hammer that more people should know about?
Craig: With the five attachments that come with a Muscle Hammer, users will always get exactly what they want, from a soothing relaxing massage to an intense deep tissue massage.
Carrie Ann: Is there a muscle that people tend to ignore that they should be covering with the Muscle Hammer?
Craig: Not really; everyone is different. They just need to use it in areas that cause them pain or discomfort or hinder their athletic performance.
Carrie Ann: Should people take care to protect their bones while using the Muscle Hammer and are there practices or attachments you would recommend to help keep them safe?
Craig: We offer one tip that can be used directly on bones if desired – we call it the “Accordion” tip and it is designed to absorb impact. It is great to use on or around bones, and also great for kids, seniors, and thinly muscled individuals who may not be able to handle the hard impact of the other tips. It is so soft, you can even use it for a relaxing face massage.
Carrie Ann: Is there anyone who shouldn’t use the Muscle Hammer?
Craig: If someone is very fragile and is known to have weak bones, we recommend they do not use a Muscle Hammer. It is a very powerful device meant to provide deep tissue therapy.
Carrie Ann: Is there any other advice or knowledge about taking care of the body you’d like to add?
Craig: Your body does not last forever. You need to take care of it. Chronic muscle tension and soft tissue injuries in general can always lead to worse injuries and more pain if not addressed. By owning a Muscle Hammer, you can immediately address muscle tension and injuries as they arise, which will help keep your body healthy and active for longer!
Carrie Ann: Thank you so much again for sharing with us about this incredible product. I love my Muscle Hammer and am so thankful for the relief it’s brought me in the time I’ve been using it.
For more information about specific times to use the Muscle Hammer, Craig suggested this video created by the Muscle Hammer team. It advises that the four best times a day to use Muscle Hammer are first thing in the morning to relieve post-sleep stiffness, before a workout to loosen up and prevent injury, after a workout to optimize recovery, and right before sleep to help your muscles relax.
You can read more about Craig and Muscle Hammer by visiting Muscle Hammer’s website.