Did I ever tell you that back in my days as an office dweller, when my fibromyalgia was at its worst and I could barely make it through the day I took a course on reflexology? It was one of the first things I did on my journey to living a happier, healthier life. Was it life changing? I’m not sure about that, but I did learn a lot about my body and how I can help take better care of it through my feet. Anyway, reflexology is something that I realize I have stopped practising over the past 5 or 6 years, and it wasn’t until last month that I began bringing it back into my life. It all started when FlexFixx contacted me about checking out their FootFixx Massage Therapy tools.
Because I am a huge fan of fascia release tools (especially ones made by Canadians!) I quickly said I would love to check out FootFixx. When it arrived they sent me their user guide along with the product, and it was inside the user guide I became re-invested in the idea of reflexology.
You see, the thing about practising reflexology on yourself is that it is pretty exhausting. I find it hard on the fingers and while my feet felt better afterwards, my hands were often left feeling sore and painful – definitely not the result you ultimately want. So while my initial interest in FootFixx was for fascia release, the idea that these tools could also provide reflexology treatments at the same time was a definite bonus! The very first night with FootFixx, I got out my reflexology manual so I could pin point all the super sore spots on my feet. When I did I was amazed that the spots on my feet that hurt the most, related to the parts of my body that had been giving me the most problems as of late. Those places being my back (spine) and stomach/intestines. I say I was surprised – and I was, but the more I thought about it, the more sense it made.
The first few times I used the FootFixx balls I could barely put any pressure on probably 50% of my feet because they were sore and tender. I knew going into this that I had one area on my left foot that had “something” wrong with it, but I wasn’t sure if it was a pressure fracture or a fascia issue from wearing worn out sneakers. After only two or three sessions with the FootFixx balls that pain was gone. And as any fitness instructor can tell you, having a pain you fear is a fracture disappear is in itself a huge stress reliever!
Now after a few weeks of using the system almost daily, I’m down to just a couple of spots on each foot that are still really tender. These three balls have made a huge difference in my life and how my feet – and body feel in just a few short week. And those spots that are still tender are now primarily focused in my intestines, which makes a lot of sense as I typically have an IBS flair-up in the spring time.
But reflexology aside, FootFixx is wonderful for massaging tired, achy feet and helping to release that bunched up fasica. Not only does it provide three different options for relaxing and rejuvenating your feet, but it also is wonderful for people suffering from Plantar Fasciitis, and other foot related ailments.
When the fascia in your feet are tight and bunched up, it can throw off your entire body. Envision an elastic that runs from your foot, up your leg, up your torso and down your arm. What happens when you pull at the elastic and tie it in a knot down at the bottom? It pulls everything else slightly out-of-place. That’s why sometimes you can have a pain in your hip and think there is something wrong with it, only to find out the problem is actually with your opposite knee. Or your hamstring is off because your pectoral is too tight. It’s all interconnected!
And while this is promoted as primarily for your feet, you can use them elsewhere for fasica release as well. Later this spring/early summer I am going to be releasing a fascia release & foam rolling e-course, in which I will teach you how to use these balls as well a couple other tools to help release full body tension and fascia! Be sure to sign up for my e-mail list if you want to be kept in the loop for that an other upcoming e-courses!
I’ve also found it to be really beneficial for my fibromyalgia. I can certainly tell the nights I use it from the night when I don’t. Last night I was feeling lazy and didn’t bother rolling out my feet before bed, and I spent all night tossing and turning because my arms and legs hurt so much. I can’t say for certain that had I used FootFixx that I would have slept better, but I know that on the nights I do use it, I tend to have a more restful sleep. Even if it’s a placebo effect, I’m quite content as long as I sleep!
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As far as these types of massage and myo-fascia release tools go, FootFixx is definitely one of the more affordable and easy to purchase since it is sold on Amazon. For my US readers here is the direct link to their listing and for my fellow Canadians, you can order from Amazon.ca by clicking here.
But wait! The lovely folks at FlexFixx want to give my readers an even better deal so they are offering you all a coupon code for an additional 15% off your order! Simply enter the coupon code SUZIBLOG at checkout.
I hope you’ll consider checking out FootFixx, if you are active or spend a lot of time on your feet, you really owe it to yourself to take the time to take care of them. You never know, you might find that rolling your feet can cure some of those other body
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for FootFixx Massage Therapy. All opinions expressed above are 100% honest and entirely my own.