What is a StretchBall?
A ball that fits into your hand, inflates & deflates to different densities and to allow for easy travel, and makes your body feel amazing when you sit and roll on it.
How is the StretchBall different from Foam Rollers and other stretch equipment?
StretchBall is more versatile than the foam roller and other stretch equipment. Because it is round, it molds to 100% of your body, – even the neck and armpit – which the foam roller cannot! StretchBall inflates and deflates for easy travel. StretchBall can be used at a variety of densities making it the perfect tool for tight, achy bodies. Tight muscles resist the foam roller, whereas they melt into the StretchBall.
StretchBall is much smaller than the balls most people are familiar with and the material is thicker. These features along with the ability to increase and decrease the hardness of the StretchBall, allow it to give the precise stretch that someone needs, literally in just moments of use. With a really tight muscle, a harder ball can be both painful and also too much pressure that the body releases but tightens up after. Because its more forceful. With the StretchBall, one can modify the density till it feels good. Because it feels good, the person and their body relax and this is the fact that allows the fascia, muscles, tendons, and tightness to just dissolve. A gentle but firm pressure gives just what the body needs. Like the perfect massage every time. Because the body doesn’t have to resist, it just melts into the StretchBall in just moments of us.
How do I use the StretchBall?
You simply roll on the ball. More specifically, you can follow the directions or watch the videos to see the specific pathways that open your body in a way that enhances perfect alignment. Videos can be viewed by clicking here.
Who should use the StretchBall?
Everyone! Athletes, weekend warriors, kids (ages 7and up LOVE StretchBall), women & men.
Should I use the StretchBall before or after a workout?
Using StretchBall before you workout will improve your workout immensely – by lengthening your muscles, you’ll have a greater surface area to work with and to strengthen. You’ll feel open, energized and just have a good sense of well-being. Using StretchBall after you exercise will improve your recovery by increasing oxygen and circulation to the areas you just worked. This allows for less lactic acid and more alkaline tissues and muscles. (An alkaline body means less achy soreness tomorrow!). Using StretchBall post workout also can act as your cool down, especially from a run, spin or other cardio workout. Once you sit or lay on the StretchBall your body just feels instantly relaxed and it’s easier to exhale. This brings the heart rate down and provides for that post workout stretch we all could benefit from.
Should StretchBall replace Yoga or Stretching?
StretchBallcan replace Stretching. StretchBall IS a non-stretching stretch. It does the stretching for you! Does anyone really stretch enough? StretchBall feels so good, most people use theirs often. Using StretchBall gives you that same peaceful and relaxed feeling yoga provides, and more than that, it will open up your tight spots quickly, which will enhance a yoga practice. When there’s no time for yoga, you can just StretchBall. Or you can do both and have a deeper yoga practice, because your energy will be alive. There’s little to no time spent in your yoga practice trying to increase flexibility and workout the kinks. The StretchBall does this for you!
Can I use StretchBall if I am Pregnant?
YES – with caution! Obviously we don’t recommend using StretchBall on the belly area when pregnant. ALWAYS: check with your personal health care provider about using StretchBall on your hips and groin areas; if you have loose joints, this may not be safe use for you.
Using StretchBall on your piriformis, IT band, low back and even your shoulders can greatly help a pregnant and nursing woman to have instant pain relief, and increase the flow of milk.
As with any fitness regimen, always consult with your health care practitioner about your own personal needs, do’s and don’ts. For the safety of both yourself and your new baby!
Will I be sore from using a StretchBall?
Less than 0.5% of StretchBall users report being sore. Conversely, the comment is “I feel so open!”
I have a bad back, can I use the StretchBall?
Absolutely!!!! Using the StretchBall on your hips and groin areas will reduce strain on the back. Using a softer StretchBall on your back, will increase your movement there, which will also help improve your condition. Where there is soreness and pain, there is usually inflammation. StretchBall increases the circulation to the area, which in time will remove the inflammation and help to repair your injury. Using your StretchBall on your hips and groin areas will reduce strain on the back, because everything is connected. Often back pain is the result of tight hips and groins.
Just write the details for ordering the StretchBall kits, individual components and bulk orders. This section should be very specific on how to order the balls & accompanying materials
How do I order a StretchBall for myself?
The StretchBall Kit comes with 3 parts: The StretchBall, the Pump, and the Directions. Each Kit is $35. And can be purchased here.
The StretchBall Family Pack included 3 StretchBall, 1 Pump and 1 Directions. The Family pack is $55
INSTRUCTORS & GYMS:
What are the requirements to be a StretchBall Certified Instructor?
The StretchBall certification course is 3 hours and upon completion of the course and exam, the individual may become a certified instructor. There are no prerequisites. The course does include a handful of anatomy and talk about natural healing the body.
Anyone can attend!
StretchBall Certification will be perfect for those who work in a variety of populations:
- Soccer Coach
- Basketball Coach
- Coach of any kid’s sport
- Therapist working with the elderly or infirmed
- Yoga teacher
- Pilates teacher
- Personal trainer
- Physical therapist
- Social worker; working in group therapy
- Body mechanic and movement specialist
- Group exercise instructor