At first glance, the Sciaticare Ball looks more like a dog toy than a bona fide massage therapy tool. It’s a textured rubber ball connected to a two foot length of rope and a wooden handle. But, don’t let the looks fool you. With the proper direction, this “toy” can relieve a lot of muscular pain. The idea for the tool came when it’s creator, Dylan Jawahir, L.Ac.,L.M.T., couldn’t find the right tool for his patients to use between office visits to massage out their sciatic and low back pain.
“I would offer my patients a tennis ball rolled in a sock, or a rubber hi-bounce ball to massage out their sciatic and low back pain. But, patients would come back to my office and tell me that they couldn’t get the ball in the correct position, or they couldn’t keep the ball in place when trying to work out their own acupressure points.” Dylan says. “After hearing quite a few complaints, I decided to develop this tool. Later, I found that it was useful for much more than sciatica and low back pain. That was when I thought it would be a great idea to put together a list of typical problems and how the Sciaticare Ball could be used to treat them. It quickly blossomed into the Sciaticare Way.”
The Sciaticare Ball can be used on musculature from head to toe. If the user can get in the right position, the Sciaticare Ball will take care of the rest. Using the theory of acupuncture points coupled with that of trigger points, Jawahir has compiled a list of muscles that can be massaged and treated with the Ball. Problems such as knee pain, plantar fasciitis, cervicogenic headaches, winged scapula, tennis elbow, golfer elbow, etc. can be treated just as easily as sciatica and lumbago. The beauty is that free step-by-step instructions are available on the website (http://www.augustpoint.com/products.php) and can be downloaded for each of these common complaints. The manufacturer claims that example videos will be uploaded by December, 2011.
Another great feature of the Sciaticare Ball is that it can be used practically anywhere. The user can massage out pain while sitting, standing, or lying down. Very little active pressure is required to work out the acupressure (or trigger) points. Gravity does most of the work. The size of the Sciaticare Ball makes it easy to drop into a workbag and take it to the office. Plenty of office personnel could benefit from using a Sciaticare Ball for 5 to 10 minutes a day on the typical shoulder and back pain that accompanies long hours in the cubicle. The Ball can also be used at home, on a bed, or while lying on the couch in front of the television.
The Sciaticare Ball is currently sold for $19.95 and ships for $6 flat rate. The Ball is available directly from August Point Wellness as well as Amazon.com. It is very durable and looks to be able to withstand years of use. It also carries a 100% money back guarantee.
The Sciaticare Ball is worth well more than the listed price. In fact, the value of this product along with all of the free instructional media available far outweighs most of the other products available on the market today. As both a practitioner-oriented and patient-oriented product, the Sciaticare Ball caters well to both. Many acupuncturists, doctors, massage therapists, physical therapists, Pilates instructors, etc. are looking for a tool to complement patient office visits with patient self-care. The Sciaticare Ball fills that need. The informed consumer can also pick up the Sciaticare Ball and begin using it by studying the free downloaded material from the product website.
The Sciaticare Ball is the rare product that can be used by just about anyone. It’s intuitive. It’s simple. It’s effective. The Sciaticare motto states “Empowering you with the tools to enhance your health and wellness”. That’s just what this product does. It gives people the power to understand their own health through education knowing that it will go a long way towards giving people the power to control their own health.