Mike Reinold PT ATC CSCS, Head Athletic Trainer of the Boston Red Sox, recently featured the Thera-Band® Roller Massager on his blog, MikeReinold.com. As Mike stated,
I must admit that the Thera-Band stick is my current go-to massage stick device. I was a little skeptical at first about the ridges, thinking it was just a way to differentiate itself from the competition, but it really does feel better than the other sticks. The rubber surface with the ridges makes for a nice combination of compression and superficial drag.
Mike also posted a video of himself demonstrating the technique he recommends as “a great warm-up for the forearm and also a great technique to include in home exercise programs for those with injuries such as medial epicondylitis and lateral epicondylitis.” :