Deep Massage Machine for MMA
The TimTam Power Massage Machine, which was seen on Joe Rogan’s recent podcast, is pretty amazing and a great alternative to hours of foam rolling.
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A fantastic machine for deep tissue massage, every MMA fighter should consider buying one in order to optimize recovery from hard sparring and training sessions. It was developed by Tri-star MMA coach Firas Zahabi, with some help from MMA legend GSP.
For wrestlers and MMA fighters it’s interesting to note that the machine can be used on the neck, (but the spine and head must be avoided in order to prevent serious injury) which is often an area of extreme pain & tightness for grapplers.
For tight muscles in the neck and hips, it is often difficult to achieve targeted relief with manual sports-therapy tools including foam rollers. The Tim Tam Power Massager can not only isolate and accurately target those, small but painful areas, it can ‘release’ the muscle without hours of stretching & rolling.
Joe Rogan’s Opinion of the Tim Tam Power Massager
Skip to 3.03 to hear how impressed he is with the machine.
It’s a deep massage machine that has additional ‘reach’ and percussion. Massage (or foam rolling/trigger point) and stretching is essential when looking to ‘maintain’ the body as a combat athlete. The Power Massager makes things easier by providing a highly efficient way to work out knots and trigger points in the body.
Please note that I do not have a Tim Tam machine as I’m broke! I would love one however and will write an in-depth review if Santa Claus happens to bring me one.
I’ve written this article based on comments from the likes of Joe Rogan plus the product specification.
Reddit review – timtam: The Best Handheld Back Massager?
Update – The Tim Tam Power Massager is gaining some great reviews on Reddit.com
Combine the Tim Tam massager with saunas, stretching/yoga and you’ve got the ultimate body-maintenance regime for MMA & BJJ!
I’d also highly recommend getting a lot of natural anti-inflammatories in your diet such as turmeric (with black pepper), tart cherry juice & rosehip. Meriva curcumin is an excellent supplement extracted from turmeric too.
If you have allergies, or leaky gut, then you could also look at remedying these issues to prevent aches and pains. A 2 day Fasting-protocol, with bone-broth on your second 24 hours is a great way to heal leaky gut, which is often a cause of allergies. Baking soda can also help allergy related aches & pains in my experience.