Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION: WHY ARE BALLS OF BLISS TOOLS MADE OF WOOD?

Besides being one of the oldest materials used by humans, wood comes from trees (earth element).The production and processing of wood are highly energy-efficient. Exposure to wood has real and measurable health and well-being benefits.
The studies examining the effects of wood have positive physiological and psychological benefits that mimic the effect of spending time outside in nature. The feelings of natural warmth and comfort that wood elicits in people has the effect of lowering blood pressure and heart rates, reducing stress and anxiety and increasing positive social interactions. Balls of Bliss Acupressure Tools are made of wood and are of premium quality, lasting for years because of its durability. (ref: makeitwood.org).

How does Acupressure work?

  • Even amongst the best medical professionals, no one knows how taking pain pill works. They know how it affects the body and what symptoms it will help alleviate, but no one knows the mechanisms by which it functions. Same is true with acupressure.
  • From studies done by Western medicine, we know that the acupressure points can be measured electrically. It’s proven that acupressure produces higher levels of important biochemicals. Other studies show that acupressure can increase blood flow in even the deepest body tissues. In terms of using acupressure for the purposes of relaxing muscles, it works by increasing the blood flow to muscle tissue surrounding the acu- point. Increased blood flow naturally warms the muscles. This allows the muscle to become more relaxed, flexible and strong.

How does using Balls of Bliss Acupressure Tools compare to other acupressure systems?

The most important factor is that is self-administered. You don’t have to rely on anyone else. When you are experiencing any ache, pain, muscle spasms, simply get your Balls of Bliss tools out and start using them. This system makes it so easy for you to find the exact pressure point on your self by just laying on them.  All you need to do is lay on them in the area where you are feeling pain and the rest, your body weight does for you. Balls of Bliss tools have the most powerful effect on the large muscle groups which support the back.

What does acupressure feel like?

It feels like heaven. At first, when you are applying acupressure using Balls of Bliss Acupressure tool to a point related to a tense or muscle spasm, you may feel a sharp pain for 10 seconds or less, then, you will notice a feeling best described as a “good ache,” Within 15 seconds to 1 minute of pressure you will notice the ache gradually diminish and be replaced by a relaxed and warm feeling.

Will acupressure help with my other ongoing treatments for a condition?

Although it’s always best to ask your medical professional or therapist. In most cases, the therapists will be familiar with these techniques and will offer you additional advice and recommendations based on their first-hand knowledge of your condition. It’s the experience of many that self-administered acupressure speeds the healing time of most injuries considerably.

How long do I have to apply pressure on each point?

Suggested time to apply pressure on each point is atleast one minute. Applying acupressure using Balls of Bliss acupressure tools is absolutely safe. You can apply acupressure techniques using Balls of Bliss for as long as for as many times in a day you want or need. Listen to your body, let it be the judge.

Can I use Balls of Bliss Acupressure Tools speed up my recovery after a back or shoulder surgery, a hip/knee replacement or fusion surgery in the back, neck?

Using Balls of Bliss Acupressure tool helps in speeding the recovery process from any back/hip/neck and shoulder surgery. It is important to ask your medical professional when can you start using Balls of Bliss tool after the surgery.

What does the Hot Stepper Foot roller do?

Hot Stepper foot roller is the most effective tool for proper foot care. It helps stimulate the nerve endings in the feet that branch out from the lumbar (lower back)and the sacrum (hips) region.  Simply roll your foot back and forth on it while sitting in your chair at work. Does it help cure plantar fasciitis (sharp pain in the heel of your foot?

Can Balls of Bliss Acupressure tools be heated of frozen?

ABSOLUTELY NO HEATING OR FREEZING any of Balls of Bliss Acupressure Tool products.

When I get out of bed in the morning, I can barely move. My back is very stiff. Will applying acupressure techniques using Balls of Bliss acupressure tool help?

Yes, acupressure is very effective for any type of muscle stiffness. Once you apply acupressure techniques using Balls of Bliss Acupressure tool, the circulation in your back muscles will increase and you will notice an immediate improvement in your ability to do normal activities such as picking up the morning paper or tying your shoes. Keep the tool by your bed so you can apply the techniques before you get out of bed.

My shoulders are knotted up from sitting at the computer. Will this help?

Balls of Bliss Acupressure Tools are designed to help with this current situation of our society. Well, the answer is Yes, it will. Within 1 or 2 minutes after applying the techniques described in the video and in the instructions, you will notice a big difference in the way your neck and shoulders feel. Muscle tightness is a result from sitting in the same position, doing the same thing, all day long. Because the body mechanics involved with working on a computer are what they are, neck and shoulder tension is a common result. Left untreated, tension develops into spasms, spasms into pain and limited range of motion, and then into chronic conditions such as osteo-arthritis, pinched nerves, displaced vertebrae, herniated discs of your spine, and headaches. Not only using Balls of Bliss Acupressure tool will help you with the pain, it will improve posture, upon using it for a few minutes on daily basis.

Is acupressure better than stretching exercises to warm up for physical exercise?

Acupressure is far more effective for warming up and relaxing muscles that are stretching. Well, let’s see… What does warming up mean? When things are warm they become looser and flexible. Solids are less brittle and bend easily, liquids flow smoothly. Works the same with our muscles. When “warmed up” using Balls of Bliss Acupressure Tool they are less likely to be in a fight or flight mode and definitely less likely to get injured.

How often should I apply acupressure?

Acupressure is completely safe and can be done as many times a day as you want or need. Let your body be the judge as to how much you need? If you feel good and your muscle’s feel relaxed you probably doing it the right amount.

How long does it take to do the entire Acupressure Works routine?

The entire acupressure routine can take as little as 10 minutes or as long as you want or need. Once people start applying acupressure techniques on themselves using Balls of Bliss Acupressure Tool they FEEL SO GOOD, that they don’t want to stop. Do you remember when was the last time you asked your coworker or your partner who is rubbing your shoulders to stop?  I don’t think ever. Same thing with using Balls of Bliss acupressure tool. Once you start you won’t want to stop.

Can pregnant women apply acupressure techniques using Balls of Bliss Acupressure Tools?

Please consult with your doctor before using Balls of Bliss Acupressure tools if you are pregnant.

Can I use Balls of Bliss Acupressure Tool under my back in my yoga class to help me raise my legs up straight or lay on them under my back?

Yes, you can. Unless your yoga teacher advises you otherwise. It is best to use Balls of Bliss before and after yoga class or any exercise routine you have.