How To Use / Directions
- Read through the entire User's
Guide, especially the precautions on the last page, before using
Healthy Body Ball.
- Find a large, flat area where you
can lay on Healthy Body Ball. The harder the surface, the deeper the
massage. Begin with a carpeted floor area or mat on a hardwood or
tiled floor. If you are sensitive to physical pain or if this is
your first massage experience, begin on a mattress. Three additional
ways to use Healthy Body Ball include sitting in a chair, as a foot
massager or a hand-held massager. Use cushions or a folded towel to
raise or lower the height of Healthy Body Ball to control pressure.
- Focus on your body. Lay quietly
for 10 seconds and take several deep breaths. Notice where you feel
tightness or discomfort in your muscles and start your massage
there. These points of pain or discomfort in your muscles are
trigger points, the areas on which you want to apply Healthy Body
Ball. As you work with Healthy Body Ball pay attention to the
sensations in your body so that you can regulate how much pressure
to apply. This is one of many benefits of a home massage trigger
point therapy tool, you control the amount of pressure. Do what feels
best to your body.
- Let gravity do the work. Once you
position the Healthy Body Ball on the trigger point, let your body
weight settle onto the Healthy Body Ball so that the pressure is
transferred to the trigger points that need attention. Work on one
trigger point at a time, holding the pressure for approximately 10
to 20 seconds.
- LET PAIN BE YOUR FRIEND. It is
perfectly normal for the trigger point to feel like a sharp pain or
dull ache when Healthy Body Ball is applied. It is a muscle area
that is in spasm. Remember the pain gradually decreases as the
trigger point releases. If you start with the pain at 8 on a scale
of 1 to 10 with 10 being intense pain, hold the pressure on the
trigger point until the intensity of the pain diminishes to 3.
Increase the pressure applied to the point as it starts to release.
- Work additional muscles around
that point to release the whole area. Work one area at a time. Go
slowly. Roll around on the ball to find the next trigger point or
area you want to work.
- Relax. While using Healthy Body
Ball, take deep diaphragmatic breaths. Concentrate on relaxing your
entire body. The more you relax the affected muscle, the faster the
spasm will release.
- Use Healthy Body Ball often. Give
yourself a massage as often as your body feels it needs one. The
more regular and frequent your massages, the more beneficial the
results. Start with a moderate schedule to see how your body
responds and then build up to a regular schedule.
- Stretch. In conjunction with
Healthy Body Ball stretching is highly recommended. Stretch and use
moist heat to complement your massage. Stretching the areas of
tightness for 30 seconds to one minute will greatly enhance the
benefits of your therapeutic massage. Consult a stretching book if
you are not sure how to properly stretch. Applying moist heat in the
form of a hot towel or soaking in warm water also greatly
accelerates your healing and adds to the benefits of therapeutic
massage. Trigger Point Therapy with Healthy Body Ball releases
toxins and waste in the muscles. Soaking your body will help remove
the toxins and relax the muscles.
- Drink lots and lots of fresh
water. This helps flush the toxins and waste from the body so that
it can return to a healthy, normal state.
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