Selecting Your Roller

Lanna Roller offers a range of massage roller sizes to accommodate a spectrum of exercise variations, people sizes and pressure preferences.  What's more, our rollers are designed to "nest" inside each other as pairs, which allows for both compact storage (much like Russian dolls) as well as the option to link rollers together to form a long roller to access full-length spine-supported exercises.

So what Lanna Roller is the best roller for you?  

The answer depends on your body size, pressure preference, and the size of the muscle you are targeting.  It also depends on budget.  

In an ideal world, you would have access to a spectrum of roller sizes, allowing you to select the particular roller that is most appropriate for the muscle you are working.  You also want to take into consideration pressure preference, which is something that can change from day to day.

In general, the smaller the diameter, the deeper the pressure.  Beginners should keep in mind that the sensations can feel quite intense when first using a roller.  After regular use, however, trigger points and knots in the muscles will decrease and rolling will begin to feel less intense.  At that point, you may want to increase the pressure by using a smaller diameter roller.

Smaller diameter rollers are more effective at rolling smaller muscles, while larger diameter rollers are more suited for larger muscles. For example, our Large roller's 6" diameter is more appropriate for rolling the back, while our Mini and Small are effective for massaging small muscles like the calves and forearms. 

It's also about proportions. Small and short people prefer smaller rollers, while tall people prefer bigger diameter rollers.  

If you had to choose one roller, our medium-sized Classic roller is the middle-of-the-road champion, appropriate for a wide variety of body types, and can be used for a large set of myofascial release exercises.

Read below to learn about the strengths of each of our individual roller sizes and grouped roller sets. 

 

ROLLER SIZES

Lanna Roller all sizes

 

THE MINI   3" x 13" 

The Mini is our smallest roller. It’s 3” diameter offers more focused pressure which is effective deep-tissue massage of the smaller muscles such as the feet, calves, neck, behind the shoulder blades, hip flexors, and forearms.  It is small but versatile. Many people enjoy having this roller in their collection as the “detail tool”, when larger rollers are just, well, too large.

Use the Mini on its own, or expand the number of exercise options by pairing it with its larger partner, the Classic as part of the Classic Nesting Set. In this set, the Mini nests neatly inside the Classic for compact storage. The Mini is also included in the Classic Long Set where it joins two Classic rollers together to form a long 36" foam roller to access full-length spine-supported exercises.

 

THE SMALL   4" x 14"

At 4” diameter, the Small has a slightly larger diameter than the Mini and offers less focused pressure than the Mini while offering slightly more pressure than the larger Classic. It is a convenient roller to have in the collection when you desire more pressure than the larger Classic for certain muscles.  The Small is also preferred by those who have small frames. This roller is considered our travel roller as it has wide-range of functionality while small and light enough to throw in the bag.

Use the Small on its own, or expand the number of exercise options by pairing it with its larger partner, the Large, as part of the Large Nesting Set. The Small is designed to neatly nest inside the Large for compact storage. To access full spine-supported exercises, the Large Long Set joins two Large rollers together with one Small to form a long 36" foam roller to access full-length spine-supported exercises.

 

THE CLASSIC    5" x 17"

The Classic is our most popular roller.  With a 5” diameter, the Classic provides just the right amount of pressure that is not too strong and not too soft. The Classic is suitable for a wide range of exercises and body types, and is the preferred all-around roller from beginners to advanced. The Classic is the foundation of many Lanna Roller collections.

Use the Classic on its own, or expand the number of exercise options by pairing the Classic with its smaller partner, the Mini, as part of the Classic Nesting Set. This set stores neatly and compactly because the Mini is designed to neatly nest inside the Classic. To access full spine-supported exercises, the Long Classic Set joins two Classics together with one Mini to form a long 36" foam roller to access full-length spine-supported exercises.

 

THE LARGE    6" x 17"  

Our largest diameter roller, the Large is preferred by three groups of people: 1) tall people  2) beginners who prefer less pressure  3) and those who like to use rollers solely for the purpose of rolling their back since the Large's 6" circumference creates a more gentle arch support.  

Use the Large on its own, or expand the number of exercise options by pairing the Large with its smaller partner, the Small, as part of the Large Nesting Set. This set stores neatly and compactly because the Small is designed to nest inside the Large. To access full spine-supported exercises, the The Large Long Set joins two Classics together with one Small to form a long 36" foam roller to access full-length spine-supported exercises.

 

ROLLER SETS

Lanna Roller Foam Roller Sets

 

THE CLASSIC NESTING SET  Mini + Classic

In the Classic Nesting Set, one Mini nests neatly inside one Classic like a set of Russian dolls.  When nested, a space is formed inside to conveniently store a massage ball (not included). Explore a wide variety exercises by using these rollers together or separately. It's an attractive and diverse rolling set offering a wide combination of exercises in one beautiful package.

 

THE LARGE NESTING SET  Small + Large

In the Large Nesting Set, one Small nests neatly inside one Large like a set of Russian dolls.  When nested, a space is formed inside to conveniently store a massage ball (not included). Explore a wide variety exercises by using these rollers together or separately. It's an attractive and diverse rolling set offering a wide combination of exercises in one beautiful package.

 

THE CLASSIC LONG SET    Mini + (2) Classics

The primary purpose of the Long Classic Set is to access full spine-supported exercises.  This set features two Classic rollers and one Mini, which join together to form one long 5” diameter roller with a length of 36”.  The Long Classic Set offers a wide range of exercises with the benefit of using each roller individually or combined as one long roller.  The Mini is a break-away travel companion, so you can pack it with you on your trip and take your rolling routine on the road.

 

THE LARGE LONG SET   Small + (2) Large

As in the above set, the primary purpose of the Long Large Set is to access full spine-supported exercises, but with a 6” diameter, it offers softer pressure than the Long Classic Set.  This set features two Large rollers and one Small, which join together to form one long 6” diameter roller with a length of 36”.  The Long Classic Set offers a wide range of exercises with the benefit of using each roller individually or combined as one long 36" foam roller.  The Small is a great travel companion, so you can pack it with you on your trip and take your rolling routine on the road.