Interested in reducing thumb and finger fatigue, while prolonging your career? The Hand-L massage tool just may be the answer. Proudly made in the USA, the HandL is an innovative professional massage tool designed for trigger point work, deep tissue massage, muscle stripping, simple relaxation massage, or self care. The size and shape of Hand-L 2.0 are unchanged from the iconic original, first introduced in 1996, just the construction has been vastly improved.
What makes this the Hand-L 2.0 is the hand-finished 'earthtone' stoneware clay that is glazed at client contact areas for comfort, and unglazed on the gripping surface to provide safe, slip-free control even if you have oil on your hands. The updated glaze finish on the client contact surfaces has slightly more drag than the original to provide better control when working with lubricants on the skin, such as oil, lotion, cream or gel.
Included is a belt holster carrying case that is constructed from 1,000 denier cordura packcloth, which is then padded and lined. A sturdy belt loop resides on the back, and the top has a flap with velcro closure for easy access and protection while carrying.
Each Hand-L 2.0 is sold with a one-year replacement warranty against breakage.
Simply hold the Hand-L in the palm of your hand and rest your straight thumb on tool (as per the photo) - avoid hyper-extending your thumb. Treat trigger points as usual, except push/lean through your hand, not your thumb, allowing the Hand-L to do the work as you relieve the stress on your joints. There are several other ways to hold the Hand-L. See some examples in the videos and then let your creativity, skill, and client needs guide you. The unique shape of the Hand-L 2.0 utilizes leverage instead of strength making your work much easier. The Hand-L 2.0 makes a fabulous self-massage tool. It is especially good for working along the occipital ridge, the forearms, the hands, and the feet.
Each Hand-L is made of high-fire stoneware clay. It is extremely durable, hygienic and temperature sensitive. The Hand-L will break if dropped, so be sure to place it in the padded holster when it is not in your hand. Avoid placing it on the massage table where the client may accidentally bump it to the floor. The Hand-L 2.0 is sold with a one-year replacement warranty if it breaks for any reason (even being dropped on the floor, because accidents happen). It may be heated using hot (not boiling) water, a heating pad, sunshine, or by holding in your hands for a few minutes. It may also be chilled to provide cryotherapy applications. To clean, simply wipe with alcohol, or wash with soap and water. The Hand-L may be used with any massage lubricant: oil, lotion, salve, ultrasound gel, etc.