We aren’t talking about an elephant's favorite snack. In this case, a peanut is a small, dense form (in the shape of a peanut as the name suggests) with or without spikes and is used to perform a myofascial release, a hands-on technique, that breaks up constricted areas of soft tissue known as trigger points.
This device has several benefits including its unique shape which allows it to cradle your spine as you work the muscles in your back. By targeting other, specific acupressure points on your body, the peanut can be used to work out and release knots that can be found in your back, neck, shoulders, thighs, calves, and can be used to promote muscle recovery after workouts or help to rehabilitate injuries. It has also been shown to ease the nervous system, promote blood circulation, and reduce tension.
This tool is portable and compact, making it perfect to accompany you anywhere. Simply place the peanut on the wall or floor and use your body weight to roll the peanut over the desired area of pain or muscle tightness.
The peanut offers a pleasant and simple method of self-massage that can be done anywhere, anytime.