Recently I was contacted by Moogly reader Tracy Giannini, who told me all about how she maintains her hand health – so important to avid crocheters and knitters! And wanting to spread the happiness, Tracy has provided a copy of the book, Ball Rolling for Happy Healthy Hands, and a set of the Small Health Balls it uses, for a Moogly Giveaway!
Disclaimer: I was provided materials for review, but all opinions are my own. Materials for review provided by Tracy Giannini, with shipping for this giveaway provided by Moogly. This post includes affiliate links.
Turns out, Tracy’s Pilates instructor, Angela Kneale, is the author of this book! So she’s learned first hand how great the massages in Ball Rolling for Happy Healthy Hands are for tight arms and hand muscles.
Ball Rolling for Happy Healthy Hands begins by sharing some of the science behind the anatomy and care of our hands. It’s so easy to take for granted how amazing they are, and how hard they work for us!
And then it’s time to get to the relaxation! There are several guidelines given in Ball Rolling for Happy Healthy Hands – including choosing only movements that feel comfortable, begin with light pressure and increase gradually, and be gentle with yourself!
Essentially, the balls are used as a form of self-massage, making it easier to pinpoint the areas that need help – without exhausting the other hand in the process!
I practiced several of the moves myself and noticed they made my hands feel better right away. And I was so happy to see that the balls are latex free! Latex allergies are so common these days, and I have a very mild one myself.
But wait, there’s more! (heh) There are targeted massages in Ball Rolling for Happy Healthy Hands for the forearms (another area often affected by crochet and knitting!), as well as the neck, shoulders, back, and upper arms, and chest.
All of which can affect our hands of course – and are greatly affected in turn by what we do with our hands! One of the things I learned in this book is how the hands themselves don’t have muscles – just tendons. So our arm muscles work twice as hard as I realized!
Healthy, happy hands are so important to all of us, and as crocheters and knitters, we put them through a lot. So I’m super excited to be giving away a copy of Ball Rolling for Happy Healthy Hands and a set of Small Health Balls to one lucky winner! Thank you so much to Tracy Giannini for sponsoring this giveaway – be sure to leave her your thanks in the comments too!
Want to buy a set and enter the giveaway for a friend? Click here to purchase Ball Rolling for Happy Healthy Hands and the Small Health Balls on Amazon!
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