I got The Stick long before the ads ever went up on this site, actually got it through another advertiser on this site I believe before their ads ever showed up on this site.
I have found it to be helpful and don’t think it’s all a placebo effect. It seems to help as a form of self-massage that you can give yourself every day. This helps recovery and lets you come back more quickly day to day for all of your runs and get more out of all of your runs.
BTW: Thank you for checking out the advertisers. Those links are how the expenses of this website are paid for. Website income has been decreasing lately but, with an increase in traffic over the past two months, I hope that trend will turn around.