ROLL Recovery R8 Massage Roller


When your quads are knotted like tree trunks and your calves are as tight as guitar strings, you need a massage. Enter the Roll Recovery R8.

The revolutionary, spring-loaded design of the R8 deep tissue massager from Roll Recovery provides enough pressure to work out the gnarliest knots and rejuvenate your weary legs while taking the work out of traditional foam rolling. Massaging with the R8 also improves blood flow to flush your tired muscle of toxins and reduce inflammation left behind by your toughest workouts.

Roll fully redesigned the R8 to include a new spring configuration, new stainless steel hardware fasteners, new bearing integration and soft-touch handles. But the new R8 also comes with interchangeable rollers: a Super Plush roller designed for a gentler massage and the Super Deep for deeper work.

Fleet Feet testers loved the combination of the Super Plush and Super Deep inserts. In the Roll Recovery R8 review, testers said using one of each let them flip back and forth to get a gentler or more aggressive massage exactly where they needed it.

The compact design makes the R8 easy enough to take anywhere, but it’s burly enough to massage most major muscle group, including your:

  • IT-bands
  • hamstrings
  • shins
  • glutes
  • arms

Plus, it’s an FDA-registered medical device, recommended by physical therapists to keep your body in top shape.

*Roll Recovery R8 Insert Super Plush and Roll Recovery R8 Insert Super Deep sold separately

Tech specs

Roll Recovery R8


12.5” x 9.5” x 2.5”


3 lbs

TSA approved?



Soft TPU, interchangeable


Reinforced thermoplastic

Reviews (4)

4.8 out of 5 stars.

4.8/5 on 4 total reviews

Stephanie Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.

Makes deep tissue massage so easy

5 out of 5 stars.

Unlike anything else out there. I tried it first at an expo a couple years ago and wish I hadn't hesitated to buy it. I got one recently at FF. It digs in so much deeper than you'd think it would. ROLL Recovery is a great company as well. Got an R3 from them a while back.

Steven Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
R8 Roller

Tried this device in the store last year. Finally purchased it online a few weeks ago and feel it has improved my ITB discomfort very nicely. Also effective in treating various other ailments

Carole H. Verified Buyer
4 out of 5 stars.
Roll Recovery R8

I purchased for tight muscles, and chronic pain associated with it. My foam roller just wasn't cutting it. I was having a hard time getting to the target areas with the foam roller and causing pain in my arms trying to Target areas on hip and hip flexor. This roller has really helped and gets deep into the Target areas. It can be painful but it is effective. Only reason not giving 5 stars is I can't get calf very well as the top roller hurts my shin bone.

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