Why use a golf ball in massage?

The size, hardness, and shape of a golf ball make it the perfect instrument to reach deep sore spots in your muscles. But the golf ball alone is hard to manage without the SPAball Massager. People have found that laying on a golf ball on their upper backs reaches those sore muscles. But how do you control the ball if you are using it to massage someone else, or other parts of your own body?

The SPAball Massager helps to protect your palm while massaging deeply with a golf ball with very little effort. It’s also designed it to be as small as possible to allow for the very important skin contact between your hand and your client. Most of the time the person you are massaging can’t even tell you are using a golf ball… They’ll just think you have AMAZING thumbs!

A tennis ball can be used for pressure against your back. And the compression feels good! But it’s too soft and big to accomplish that focused therapeutic trigger-point work.


You can also get some of that golf ball action on your OWN back. You can put a golf ball in a sock and push in into your muscles against the wall but I wanted something that STAYED on my shoulder so I could use it while sitting in my car. (I don’t always have time to just stand against a wall.)

Heather Karr developed the KaddyBACK which is a hands-free, deep-tissue back massager. It holds a golf ball in the upper-back area and stays in place while you travel in your car, stand against a wall, sit at your desk, or in an airplane as you push the ball into your back muscles. I was able to do the same trigger-point work on myself that I use on my clients … all hands-free!