Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Acuball used for?
Relieving muscle and joint pain, improving flexibility, aiding athletic performance and enhancing tissue healing and vitality.
How does the Acuball work?
Simply lie or lean into the Acuball. The Acuball’s unique design features safely apply acupressure and heat to painful, congested areas of the body. This increases nutrient and blood flow, flushing out built up muscle wastes. It also enhances joint motion, releases natural painkillers and sedatives and stimulates nervous system relaxation responses.
Who can use the Acuball?
Almost anyone. People with muscle and joint contractions from the age of 8 to 80 have benefitted from Acuballing.
Are there any reasons not to Acuball?
Yes. Bruises, fractures, cuts, infections, discolourations, advanced osteoporosis and brittle bones should never be Acuballed. Individuals who bruise easily as a result of medication should not Acuball. If you have pain, get professional healthcare advice to fully understand why you feel the way you do before Acuballing.
Is the Acuball itself safe?
Completely. The Acuball is hypoallergenic and non-toxic.
How do you know you’re Acuballing the right spot?
Your body will tell you. It may take a minute or so of moving yourself, or your Acuball, up and down or side-to-side to zero in on the right spot. Once you’ve found it you’ll know because it will be tender. This tenderness is the result of tightness in the muscle stopping proper nutrient flow which causes waste products to accumulate. These built up wastes cause nerves in the area to become irritated and sensitive to pressure.
Is it important to deep breathe while I Acuball?
Absolutely. Deep breathing releases you from the inside out, allowing your muscles and organs to ‘let go’ of their stress and tension. Acuballing works you from the outside in, releasing tight muscles and joints. The combination of the two together is vastly superior to either one alone.
How long should I spend on any one spot?
Your body will tell you. When most of the tenderness is gone, it’s time to move on to the next spot. This may take you one minute or you may still be tight twenty minutes later if it’s an area that’s been contracted for years. Once you feel that the spot you’re working on has dissipated sufficiently, simply move around to the next one you find. Most people spend around 2-3 minutes on a spot.
Can I use the Acuball on my spine?
Absolutely. The Acuball’s patented Spine-Align Belt is designed to loosen tight areas in your spine. Using both hands, place the Acuball so that the Spine Align Belt allows your vertebrae to fit in, then move the Acuball up or down your spine to wherever you feel discomfort and blockages. Once you’ve found an area, let yourself completely relax onto the Acuball, breathing deeply, allowing your vertebrae to open and release. When you feel the area has reached maximum ‘opening’, move up or down your spine to the next blockage.
How long should I spend Acuballing?
Most people like 15 to 20 minute sessions but many will spend an hour or more really working their body’s most needed areas. A patient once told us that his idea of a great evening was a bottle of wine and an Acuball!
How do I heat my Acuball?
There are two ways to heat the Acuball.
- Microwave the ball on a microwave-safe plate for 50 to 60 seconds. Acuball will NOT feel hot when first removed – allow a minute or so for the heat to reach the surface. The heat will last for one hour. The ball should cool to room temperature before reheating.
NEVER exceed 60 seconds in the microwave, as the ball will burst, becoming flat and useless.
The Acuball Mini can NOT be heated in a microwave.
- Immerse the Acuball in boiling water for 12 minutes, then towel dry.
How long does the heat last?
50 to 60 seconds in the microwave or 12 minutes in boiling water generates over one hour of heat.
How is the Acuball-mini different from the larger Acuball?
The mini’s smaller size and harder consistency make it perfect for working the smaller muscles of the body like the feet, shoulders, arms, forearms and hands. It’s also an excellent massage tool – try massaging a friend’s shoulders and neck with it!
Can you heat the Acuball-mini?
The Acuball Mini can be heated in boiling water for 12 minutes. NEVER microwave the mini – it will melt and become useless! Most people use the mini at room temperature and microwave heat the larger Acuball.
If you have any questions regarding the Acuball then please do not hesitate to contact us