Choose an effective solution
The self massage solution you choose will depend on cost, convenience and what you want to achieve.
Self had massage
Self hand massage is easy, convenient, as suitable for massaging easy to get at parts such as your forearms and hands.
Self massage using tools
If you wish to read the article mentioned above about the traditional Thai self massage that is a useful procedure. However, for the reasons mentioned above we do not recommend the use of balls and foam rollers. Years ago in our chiropractic clinic we used to recommend them, but the results were poor and that many people hurt themselves that it was not funny.
Massage cushions and chairs
While these will never be as good as a massage from a quality massage therapist they still do a reasonable job, are convenient and very easy to use. They would be excellent for a general massage after a hard day's work.
These are capable of giving the best, most effective therapeutic massage. They are also easy to use. However, in our video Do massagers (massage guns) work we discuss that a large number of machines built for personal use are poor quality and poorly designed, making the ineffective. You need to watch this video before buying anything.