Tools


Biofreeze is an excellent option for cold therapy.
While it is available in gel, spray, and roll-on,
for personal use, Athelas recommends the
roll-on, for its ease of use.
~*~ ~*~ ~*~ Tennis balls are a good part of any self-care plan.
They can be rolled under foot, or any other stiff
muscle. Because they have a mid-range firmness,
they can soften an area without causing damage
to the tissue.
The TheraPearl eye mask is another cold therapy
tool. It can be especially helpful in the case of
headaches.
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~*~ ~*~ Athelas does not recommend using TheraBands
without proper instruction. However, if their use
is indicated and instruction is provided,
TheraBand is one of the recommended ways to
regain strength while recovering from injury.
The knobs of the Thera Cane are each suited, in
size or angle, for Trigger Point work. This model,
in particular, separates into two pieces, making
it travel friendly.
~*~ ~*~ ~*~ Similar to the Thera Cane, the Body Back Buddy
has specifically placed and sized knobs for Trigger
point work. This model includes two pairs for
spinal work on the neck and along the back.