Body roller is like therapy balls and foam roller in one

I have had a foam roller for a long time. I have had massage therapy balls for a couple years. I like them both, though I like the balls better. 

The Original Worm. Courtesy: Wormwide Products LLC

Now I see there’s something that combines both, called The Original Worm. It looks like if a foam roller married therapy balls and had a baby. 

A Worm is two pairs of balls encased in neoprene. I had to try it because I always have aches and pains from the constant, strenuous workouts I do twice a day.

Just kidding! It’s just because I’m old and crooked. LOL

My husband, who is actually quite athletic and active, has legitimate aches from all his exercise. 

Portable uses for The Original Worm. Courtesy: Wormwide Products LLC

We have never seen a worm-concept product before, so we tried it. We ordered the smaller size.

As its creator, athlete Karen Atkins, intended, the Worm combines the benefits of therapy balls with a foam roller. The best things about it, we decided, are the fact that the balls stay together when rolling down one’s spine or large surfaces, and is great for travel.

I find when use two yoga balls to massage my spine, they don’t roll at the same time or in the same direction. (Or I’m not coordinated.) 

My husband likes its portability and plans to use it on a trip or in his car. It’s way more portable a foam roller, and less likely to get lost than two balls floating around your suitcase. He also feels the balls get deeper into a leg or arm roll than a foam roller does.

We both like the yoga balls for certain applications though. I found it hard to shove four balls under my shoulder blade or under my gluteus. Even positioning it so that just one ball is under the desired spot is a little tricky.

So if you get this, I wouldn’t throw away your individual balls. Use them all together to tenderize yourself. 

The Original Worm is available in two sizes and two colors, starting at $24.99. More at

Diane Ako

Peace of mind By Diane Ako I like to reflect on life. Sometimes it’s philosophically. Sometimes it’s humorously. For all its beauty, life is far too difficult a journey to take alone. You need the support and connection with others to help carry you along the way. Writing brings me that connection– within and without. It clarifies my thoughts and feelings. It helps me reach out to others for advice, wisdom, or feedback. Your thoughts become your actions. Your actions become you. A wise yogi- Patanjali- said, “Speak what is true. Speak what is pleasant.” Let’s speak of things pleasant to one another and seek some peace of mind along the way. ABOUT Diane Ako joined Hawaii: In Real Life in October 2016. She likes being part of a community of local bloggers – people who like writing and sharing, like she does. Ako is an anchor/ reporter at Island News (KITV4 – ABC) in Honolulu. She previously anchored and reported at KHON2 (FOX) and KHNL (NBC), and at stations in California, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania. She freelance writes for NMG Network's magazines. In between news jobs, in 2017, she launched and ran her own p.r. company, Diane Ako PR. From 2010-2014, she headed the public relations department at Halekulani Corporation, which oversees luxury resort Halekulani and boutique hotel Waikiki Parc. She’s been blogging since 2009 – before Hawaii: IRL, she wrote for The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the state’s largest daily newspaper, where her stories garnered a dozen journalism awards and an Emmy nomination. Ako has a BA in Communications from Menlo College and an MA in Political Science from University of Hawaii at Manoa. She volunteers as a board member of the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation, a Shinto shrine maiden at Daijingyu Temple, a citizen-scientist studying shrimp, and a yoga teacher at a senior center.

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