MA ROLLER & Mini-ma
The Original MA Roller is the one that has been sold since 1970, and
which we consider the Father of all Massage Tools,
as it was the fist massage tool invented in the 'Massage for Everyone'
(beginning in the late 60's), when massage therapists
and natural health food stores (not vitamin shops) started sprouting
out all over the country.
Original MA rollers
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Roller and Original Mini Ma
The new Original MA Roller in Medium - 82
THE MA ROLLER
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HOW TO USE THE MA ROLLER:
To use, lay on the ground with the Ma Roller underneath your spine.
Allow it to remain stationary penetrating any portion of the neck or
spine with soothing relaxation, breathing into the stretch.
Or slowly roll the Ma Roller up and down the spine, stopping when
MATHMATICS IN THE MA ROLLER
The shape of the MA roller is of an archetypal form which in the body
of man has metamorphosed itself into the various bone
structures as in the sternal notch and the clavicles, or as the
pituitary fossa and the sphenoid bone just behind the eyes and the Guru
Point. It is the form of a winged bird of flight.
It represents that energy in man capable of propelling his evolution
towards an even higher form.
Basically, it is the form of the parabola, whose limbs reach
out to infinity, crossing and coming back.
This has created two conic shapes capable of acting as
energy collectors to bring energy
from outer space through the YU points into the very depth
of the inner organs.
The energetic part of the above statement is easily
verifiable with pendulum dowsing
over the different parts of the Ma Roller.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
There are 3 fundamental lines of energy which the
Ma Roller stimulates:
The central line of the spine which is gently stretched and
the two lines on either side
on which are found the acupuncture YU points of all the
YU means to transport. By stimulating these points,
energy is transported to the internal organs.
These three lines are known as the Cadeusus or the Staff
of Mercury in the West.
At the nodes are found the seven chakras or energy centers
of the body.
In these centers are located man's essential energies
which can be utilized equally for healing and for his
The Central line is connected to the central nervous
system, that is, the brain and spinal cord
and the nerves which issue to the muscles, skin, eyes, ears,
nose, and other external sense organs.
It is more concerned with the conscious voluntary functions
The two lines on which the YU points lie are connected to
the autonomic nervous system.
It is this nervous system which regulates the vital
functions of the internal organs, the beating
of the heart, the secretion of the glands, the rhythmic
movement of the stomach and intestines and so on.
It is concerned with the more unconscious involuntary vital
These two lines course up the neck, over the crown of the
head to end at the inside corners of the eyes.
They join up with the central line and other so called
extra-meridians at "the Guru Point,"
the stimulation of which in initiation or by the needle can
put one into spontaneous meditation.
Thus the two systems of nerves are related like day to
night. They complete a circuit of energies.
However, there may be tensions and blocks everywhere on the
The Ma-roller brings in energy to free these tensions and
blocks, to restore the natural flow of life.
All of the Original MA Rollers offered here adhere to
this acupuncture principles.
Other imitation MA Rollers may not be in accordance to
the proper measurements, but still work to some degree.
AUTHENTIC MA ROLLERS
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additional information page on the Ma Roller Family
Many companies claim to sell MA ROLLERS,
but most are trying to push cheap imitations as the real thing!
Don't be fooled... Authentic MA ROLLERS have the MA insignia burned
into the wood.
NOTE: The new stock of AUTHENTIC MA ROLLERS vary in size!
Rollers are natural & handcrafted, therefore the colors and
Ridge Diameter ~75mm
Ridge Diameter ~95mm
Ma Roller comes with a carrying case as well as
an informative brochure.
Our current stock of Original MA rollers comes in a light or medium
wood. (see above)
ALTERNATIVES TO THE MA ROLLER
Many people are devoted to and swear by the AUTHENIC MA
but we offer alternatives for those who wish to experiment with
(Most Similar to Ma ~75mm)
(Also Foot Massager)
These are some
alternatives to the MA roller that are available.
The Max Roller and Spine-Aliner are pictured above.
Instead of being made from pure maple wood, they are made of
They are then colored with linseed (flax seed) oil.
The grooves are NOT quite the same as the MA
roller, but they do work for some people.
MAS29 - Mini Ma Roller
first introduced in 1976, many of the
enthusiastic customers suggest that a traveling version wihtout the
wings should be made available to as a compromise for greater
portability and for use while traveling seated.
Just insert the Mini-ma
between the backrest and the small of your back alowing the notch to
straddle your spine. Lean backonto the Mini-ma and allow the fingers to
dig deep into the muscles of you back, helping them to give you a
massage. Shift position now and then. You will arrive fresh
and reaxed even after a long journey.
Naturally, you can also use
the Mini-ma as a compromised version of the Ma-roler by lying on it,
stimulating the three fundamental lines of energy known to every
ancient culture of the world, helping you to very deeply relax, body
Many people are devoted
to and swear by the AUTHENIC MA ROLLERS,
but we offer alternatives for
those who wish to experiment with
- Mini Max Roller
Also check out the Body
another do-it-yourself, floor-based back massager:
Go to the main Body Ball Page
Body Ball being used on Back
MAS27 - Authentic Cherry Wood Ma Footsie Roller
This is the
original footsie roller, originally manufactured in Ann Arbor, Michigan
in the early 1970s and then sold to the Ma-Roller Company in about
To our knowledge, it was the first massage tool sold in U.S. health
& gift shops, and is the father of all massage tools.
ALTERNATIVE TO THE FOOTSIE ROLLER
These are the perfect
alternative to the Ma Footsie Roller...
the defined ridges are designed to relieve foot stress and provide
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Alderwood Footsie Roller 9"
MAS271 - $11.95
Mini Footsie Roller 6"
MAS11 - $6.95
Double Footsie Roller 12"
MAS272 - $12.95