The Stick is a revolutionary device used to segmentally compress and stretch muscles. It is highly effective in the treatment of muscle pain and trigger points. The Stick provides the following benefits: Prevent & Predict Muscle Injuries Dramatically improve strength, flexibility and endurance Rapidly prepare muscles for physical activity Disperse the effects of lactic acid following activity Accelerate muscle recovery What is the Stick Made of, how long will it last? Stick products are made of a space-age plastic that allow necessary flexibility of the tool and provide maximum compression of the muscles (the Stick contains no rubber or wood). The center rod of the Stick is surrounded by spindles which roll independently over the muscle. The handles provide maximum comfort in the grip. The Stick comes with a 90-day satisfaction guarantee, and a 1 year manufacturer's warranty against defects. With proper use, The Stick should last a lifetime. Medical Talk: The Stick converts non-compliant muscle to compliant muscle by performing what Dr. Travell calls stripping massage. In fact, this noted medical physician relates that, "deep stripping massage of the tender spot in the muscle was generally the treatment of choice for muscular rheumatism (myofascial trigger points) long before the turn of this century, and for fibrositis afterwards." The Stick allows people to self-perform general as well as segmental therapeutic procedures with a high degree of precision. These procedures remove the barriers to peak physical performance. It is the unassisted rolling, stretching, twisting and compressing of the muscle that diffuses barrier trigger points and converts non-compliant muscle to compliant muscle.