The Original™ 18″


Tiger Tail Original 18″ Portable Foam Roller Massage Stick. Our most popular portable massage stick size. One size fits most. Perfect for personal use, it works great for both upper and lower body massage. Quickly massage any part of the body without getting down on the ground. Firm design—no bending or breaking. Works great for both upper and lower bodywork. Helps relieve muscle knots, aches, cramping, spasms, and stiffness. Cushioned foam center spins. 18” long. 10” massage surface. (Each cushioned grip handle is 4″ long.)

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PLEASE NOTE: Before beginning any type of massage therapy or treatment, seek the advice of a physician.

Tiger Tail Original 18″: Handheld, Portable Foam Roller / Body Massage and Myofascial Release Tool for Everybody

  • Muscle friendly, easy to use massage tool for therapy-clinic-quality myofascial release
  • Quickly massages any part of the body without getting down on the ground
  • Helps relieve minor muscle knots, aches, and soreness
  • Superior, smooth roll glides over fascia and muscles to deliver a consistent distribution of pressure
  • The firm design does not bend so you can target pressure exactly where you want it
  • Exclusive Tiger Tail Gription™ (deep grip and friction on fascia and muscles) to bust out knots fast and speed recovery
  • Saves thumbs, fingers, and hands from fatigue
  • 18″ size is shoulder-width apart for most people, making it the easiest tool to use and leverage
  • Take it anywhere — portable/easy to pack
  • Medical grade, closed-cell, non-porous, zero rubber/latex, non-absorbing foam
  • Easy to clean — antibacterial gel/spray
  • A recommended Trigger Point Release Tool (TRP Release Tool) by Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Athletic Trainers, and many more

Our most popular portable massage stick size. One size fits most. Perfect for personal use, it works great for both upper and lower body massage. Quickly massage any part of the body without getting down on the ground. Firm design—no bending or breaking. Check out our book “Happy Muscles” to help identify muscle knots/trigger points our tools can help with.

The orange grip is 100% latex-free and naturally rubber-free. They are made from a specially formulated elastomer with zero added latex. We do not use naturally occurring rubber because of latex which, unfortunately, can cause many allergic reactions. All of our grips are thermoplastics. There are no accelerators or neoprene in the parts as these are chemicals used in thermoset rubbers. There are no known allergies to our TPE grip materials. (This material is often used in place of latex/rubber in hospital settings for the same reason, to eliminate exposure to potential allergens.)

The black medical-grade foam is a specially formulated, non-phthalate, thermoplastic compound without any naturally occurring or added toxins like neoprene, benzothiazoles, carba chemicals, thiurams, etc. These advanced materials are used to ensure our products do not break down. We have always chosen our materials and suppliers carefully and screen for toxins through product content tests.

Special Features

  • Made in USA
  • #1 Selling Tiger Tail product!
  • Big, cushioned, non-slip grips appeal to all audiences, especially 40+
  • Closed-cell, non-porous, zero rubber/latex, non-deteriorating, non-absorbing foam
  • The center portion spins smoothly with a superior roll and glides over muscles
  • No hard cold plastics, no beads, no pinched skin, no pulled out hair or snagged clothing, no rolling on the ground
  • Firm design—no bending or breaking
  • Portable, easy-pack design
  • Easy to clean: Simply use anti-bacterial gel or gently wash with soap and water


  • 18” long
  • 10” massage surface
  • 10.4 ounces
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,107,795, D773,682
  • No-hassle, three-year warranty

Who Can Benefit

Someone looking for total body massage that is super quick and easy to do on your own. No buddy required. Top athletes and yard work warriors alike, use this product – so pretty much anyone with muscles will love this tool.

Where Does It Work Best

With this roller, you can massage more than 95% of your body on your own. With a buddy, 100%. Our most popular portable massage stick size. Perfect for personal use, it works great for both upper and lower body work. Massages and works out muscle knots in all muscle groups including neck, shoulders, arms, upper back, lower back, hamstrings, glutes, quads. Shoulder massages feel best with a buddy helping you. Easy to use at work, use after exercise, travel with or put in a backpack.

How to Roll






Pre-activity: Warm up muscles and help prepare muscles for activity by rolling each muscle group 15-30 seconds.
During activity: Roll to help relieve minor muscle problems that might feel like: aches, soreness and tightness.
Post-activity: Roll your body roll to help prevent minor aches, soreness and discomfort.

  1. Apply about 10 pounds of pressure over muscles (+/- depending upon your needs) with your TIGER TAIL products of choice.
  2. Relaxing your muscles during this process will help you massage the “belly” of the muscle.
  3. You are the judge of how much pressure to apply. Strive for a “good hurt”- from 5-7 on a scale of 1-10. “Grimacing” with pressure can be described as that “hurts so good” feeling.. This is usually where we see the best success.
  4. Always follow muscle paths. Massage each muscle group 10-20 seconds. With each pass, gently press deeper into the muscle. Avoid massaging directly over bones.
  5. Tender muscle knots can reduce range of motion while causing minor aches, discomfort and muscle fatigue. Knots come in various sizes, like a pin head, pea, noodle or small pickle.
  6. Minor discomfort or tenderness may be experienced when passing over muscle knots. To minimize knots, apply 10 seconds of firm, constant, focused strokes, for three sets
  7. Recurring or stubborn muscle knots often need additional attention. Using Tiger Tail products 2-3 times a day may help speed healing. Over the course of time, muscle knots should get smaller or disappear.


Cleaning Instructions

The orange grips are made from a specially formulated elastomer with zero added latex, while the black foam is made from closed-cell PVC vinyl. Both will not absorb or harmed by most cleaning solutions, disinfectants, soaps, or antibacterial sprays.

  • For best results, use mild soap, bleach water (1 part bleach to 10 parts water), or select a brand of disinfectant with active ingredients such as ethyl alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, chlorhexidine gluconate solution, etc. to kill bacteria and germs. Examples may include over-the-counter or commercial anti-bacterial disinfectants such as Purell® or Germ-X® Hand Sanitizer, Clorox® Healthcare products, Hibiclens® Antiseptic Skin Cleanser, etc. Always follow the directions for use on the cleaning/disinfectant product’s label.
  • You may use a clean hand towel or paper towel to apply the disinfectants. Be sure to wear any protective equipment, such as gloves, that the disinfectant product may require. Do not soak the Tiger Tail foam rollers in the cleaning solution. This should only be used on the outside of the foam. Rinse with clean water.
  • Dry the products completely before use. Shared equipment that comes into direct skin contact should be cleaned after each use and allowed to dry.
  • Repeat the cleaning process once or twice a week depending on usage. In between cleanings, antibacterial wipes with at least 60% alcohol content are highly effective at killing germs.