Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise: wearing heels day in and day out is a workout.
Yes, wearing heels on a regular basis isn’t the greatest thing for your feet/ankles/legs/back. But for the tried and true stiletto wearers out there, getting some mid-day relief can both feel better and ease the strain on your body. This is one of the reasons I love WODshop Self Care Massage Ball Kit.
WODshop Self Care Massage Ball Kit are like LaCrosse balls but made to work out muscle knots and soothe tight muscles. They get deep into your tight muscles simply by leveraging your body weight between the muscle and the ball (or in the case of your feet, between your body and the floor.) I’ve used tennis balls for this purpose before, but WODshop Self Care Massage Balls get so much deeper, it’s like they just hone in on your muscle knots and soothe the muscle. If you are a heel wearer, running the ball under your foot until you find a tight spot and hold it there for about 30 seconds, then move to the next spot.
The balls come in a bag that holds both of them, but I keep one in my office and one at home. In addition to my feet, the back of my legs get sore by mid-day in the office, so I put one under my mid-thigh and keep it there for 30 seconds, and repeat when necessary. It’s great because it is subtle: I can sit with it under my leg and it isn’t obvious like a back pillow (which is a great thing for proper posture, don’t get me wrong.)
These are also a bridal party must have – take a break from the festivities and relax with one of the balls under your foot so you can get back out on the dance floor!
My biggest tip is to read the instructional manual that goes along with the kit. It shows where to place the ball exactly for each muscle group, and gives precautions. I tried one of the balls out before I read it, and ended up using too much pressure and being more sore because of it. Follow the excellent directions given in the manual and you will be all set!
Find it at Amazon.com.
I received this product in exchange for testing and review purposes. If you have any questions about my experience with it, leave it in the comments section below, and I’ll do my best to answer it!