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Armaid Massage Tool

£90.00

Armaid is a breakthrough, self-administered, massage device. It is designed for people suffering from repetitive strain injuries (including carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow and tendonitis) to the forearm, wrist, hand and elbow who are willing to take action for their own health.

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Product Description

Armaid is a breakthrough, self-administered, massage device. It is designed for people suffering from repetitive strain injuries (including carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow and tendonitis) to the forearm, wrist, hand and elbow who are willing to take action for their own health.

Armaid provides a deep tissue massage to the muscles and the other soft tissue of your upper limbs. It opens up tight muscles, tendons and ligaments anywhere in your forearm and hand and allows you to help yourself when and where you need help. You simply sit in a chair and strap Armaid to your thigh. It’s equipped with snap-in therapy rollers (hard balls for the forearm, soft balls for the wrist and hand) and supportive padding.

Over 95% of the muscles that work the hand and fingers are in the forearm. So when you use your fingers to grip a hold, type on a computer, play a musical instrument or grasp a racquet or tool, it’s the muscles in the forearm that make it possible.

Is Armaid for you?

  • Check to see whether any part of your forearm has any tension or tightness. Take your free hand and rub along the forearm muscles. Are there any tight areas?
  • Have you felt burning, achy, sore, fatigued or ropey muscles in the hand or forearm and have you felt the urge to massage anywhere along the arm, hand or elbow?
  • Have you previously had massage in these areas and felt better?
  • Have you been diagnosed with “trigger points” (really tight and painful spots) in your forearms or hand?

Money back guarantee

We guarantee Armaid will work for you when used as directed, and we are so confident in its abilities, that you may try Armaid risk-free with our money back guarantee. If your forearm muscles are loose, soft or tension-free then Armaid may not be for you.

Generally speaking there are two ways that problems can develop in your arms and hands.

  1. Forearm muscles can become too tight from overuse. The muscles shorten and pull where the two ends of the muscles attach. These two ends are called the origin, found in the elbow area, and the insertion located in the hand and fingers. This causes pain, fatigue, inflammation and loss of strength. For example: If a muscle becomes tight it will pull on both ends causing pain and symptoms at perhaps either end but the problem really begins in theforearm. Armaid is specifically designed to release tight muscle tissue anywhere in the forearm, hand or elbow. If you have tight or sore muscles anywhere in your forearm, then Armaid is definitely for you.
  2. Tight muscles in the neck, shoulder or chest can compromise the nerve pathways that limit normal function and create symptoms “downstream” in the arms, elbows and hands. If your forearm muscles are not tight or sore then that is an indication that your problems come from the neck and shoulder area. Armaid cannot help problems that stem from these areas if your arm muscles are completely devoid of tension.

Armaid Attachments

Armaid has three distinct attachments for different applications. Armaid can be adjusted for use at any point from the fingers all the way to above the elbow. Armaid is also excellent at relieving lymphedema and thumb problems (de Quervains syndrome) and other maladies.

When Armaid isn’t enough… Other Resources

As much as we wish that all your problems could be alleviated by using Armaid alone, it sometimes just isn’t enough for a complete recovery when the problems go beyond sore forearm muscles. A professional assessment is always recommended for an unknown or serious injury.

The Armaid Package includes

  • The Firm Roller
  • The Soft Roller
  • The Neoprene Leg Strap
  • The Instructional DVD
  • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

Reviews

  1. :

    DR Jonny Platt:

    ‘Massage is used extensively within mainstream sports for enhancing recovery and injury

    management. However, not many climbers have the time or resources to access it regularly.

    I have had a problem with my right forearm on and off for around 5 years. Intermittent deep

    muscle ache, severe tightness and occasional spasm in the muscles at the ulnar aspect of my

    forearm flexor muscles. The spasm would result in involuntary flexion of my ring and pinky

    finger. The pain and tightness was really unpleasant and the muscle felt like it needed serious

    kneading! I had tried stretching, simple massage devices, cup handles, hammers and my own

    knees but nothing seemed to do the job!

    Around 3 months ago, I bit the bullet and invested in an Armaid. The Armaid comes with a

    number of attachment options: black (softest); grey; white (described as most popular and 2nd

    firmest) and finally the orange. The orange is the firmest, comes at an extra cost and to be

    honest is the only attachment I have used.

    I used the Armaid for 2 sessions of approximately 5 minutes after training or climbing (3-4

    times a week). It is very easy to use, does not tire the other arm and feels robust. Most

    importantly, it delivers a serious forearm massage! It is great that you are in control and can

    really eke out the tightest, most painful areas. I continued to do ulnar nerve stretches and

    golfers elbow eccentric exercises I had been doing in conjunction with the Armaid. After 2

    weeks the problem had pretty much cleared up. It was great to be able to train near 100%

    again and I noticed a definite improvement in performance. I continued to use the Armaid

    for another couple of weeks and over the last 2 months have just used it if feeling sore after a

    particularly heavy session. The Armaid is pretty flexible and I have been able to use it for

    biceps/ brachialis effectively as well.

    With current evidence suggesting tendon loading (in form of eccentric loading) is the most

    effective treatment for tendinopathy, massage devices are probably best considered as an

    adjunct to tendon treatment – keeping the muscle in good nick to allow more effective tendon

    loading and easing symptoms.

    For treatment of muscle problems such as mine I think the Armaid is excellent at delivering

    intense massage conveniently.’

  2. :

    Mina Leslie-Wujastyk Pro Climber-

    ‘It looks like some kind of torture implement but the Arm Aid is a brilliant

    concept that has been effectively made to help us recover on our own.

    If you are like me and get sore or tight forearms from climbing, sports massages

    are great…. but not always easy to fit into a busy schedule and the cost adds up

    over time. The Arm Aid is a great replacement and you don’t have to save up

    your aches and pains for one session or wait until it’s bad enough to justify going.

    I have been using it regularly as a maintenance tool, after a hard day climbing or

    the day before a session to loosen the muscles up and get blood to the area. With

    the different ball clip -ins, it is easy to find the right kind of pressure and you can

    also adjust the squeeze with the band or just grip it with your hand for maximum

    control. These variations give the user lots of options, from a general once over

    to get blood going, to a more thorough massage, to specific trigger pointing on

    muscle knots.

    A great recovery tool, and a massage in the comfort of your home ‘

  3. :

    Dan Verge – “The armaid is really nicely made and very sturdy, I can’t see myself any problems with it from a reliability point of view. I’m still getting to grips with using it but it already feels like it is helping my tennis elbow.”

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