Made popular by world-class distance runners, the Marathon Stick muscle massager provides quick relief for muscle pain and soreness, improves muscle strength, increases endurance, and even accelerates recovery time. The original Marathon Stick segmentally compresses and stretches muscles through handheld self-massage. If you want to keep your tender IT bands, quads and calves regulated and content, then we recommend making the Marathon Stick part of your post-run routine every time. At 20" long and the most flexible of all the short Stick models, the Marathon Stick is used by those who prefer light massages. The Marathon Stick is primarily used on the legs as a muscle massager (calf region in particular).