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I Won a Foot & Calf Massager!!

When I saw that the Human Touch Facebook page was holding contests and giveaways for their massagers I was excited. Then, when I saw that they were for people with fibromyalgia (in honor of Natoinal Fibromyalgia Awareness Day and the weeks surrounding it) I was even more excited! Imagine how elated I was to hear that I had actually won one of their fibromyalgia trivia contests!! Shortly after I won, their HT-1341 CirQlation® Power II Foot & Calf massager was at my house.

The HT-1341 Foot & Calf Massager

The HT-1341 Foot & Calf Massager

Set up was easy, you literally plug it in, flip a switch and pick the massage program that you want to use. Although the unit is a little heavy (21 lbs) there are nice built in handles to help you move it. My favorite part of the massager is the foot massage. It uses these under-foot massage rollers that can massage better than some people I’ve known! I have fairly high arches and the massager still gets in them. Ahh, bliss! Everytime I think about it, I want to go use it again! Who doesn’t love reaping the benefits of massage?

There are 3 settings, P1: Gentle Relief (pulsating kneading massage that improves circulation), P2: Rapid Refresh (brisk, effective kneading massage that provides continuous relief) and Single Speed Run (continuous cycle of kneading and under-foot massage to relax and regenerate). Although it sounds like P1 might be the setting most people with fibromyalgia would like, I found it to apply too much pressure when I went into using it already feeling extra sore and sensitive. P2 is my favored setting, followed by Single Speed Run. To get more comfortable I took a hand towel and folded in half, twice and used it to cushion the top edge of the massager. I have fairly muscular calves and this made them much happier. I also found that changing seat angles made it more comfortable. My dinning room chair was the comfiest seat for me to use the massager in.

What really impressed me though? The company. How awesome is it that they helped raise fibromyalgia awareness AND also gave away feel-good-devices to some of us, who’re living in pain?!? They’re even going to start featuring monthly blog posts on fibromyalgia that I’ll be contributing to. On Memorial Day I saw that they’d also donated 47 massage chairs, 30 foot & calf massagers and 40 pieces of exercise equipment to our troops in Afghanistan!! Watching this video about it brought tears to my eyes. So, thanks Human Touch, for all that you do!

Do you have a massage device that you love?

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Comment from karen
Time June 20, 2011 at 7:49 am

So jealous…grrrr
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Felicia Fibro Reply:

The Human Touch Facebook Page has contests/giveaways off and on, you should check them out for a chance to win a massager. I know they just did a contest/giveaway for Father’s Day.

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Comment from Michelle jadaa
Time June 20, 2011 at 2:07 pm

oooh i entered that one too, congrats!

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Felicia Fibro Reply:

Thanks, Michelle!

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Comment from Ashley
Time June 20, 2011 at 2:54 pm

OOOhhh that looks sublime.

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Comment from Tami Stackelhouse
Time June 20, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Congrats! That’s awesome!
I have one of their massage chairs. When my fibro was really bad, I would sit in it before I went to bed every night to help relax me & help me get to sleep. I’ve gotten away from that habit, but now that I’m thinking about it…. hmmm… =)
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Felicia Fibro Reply:

Oh, wow, you have an entire massaging chair?! I bet that feels go-od!

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Comment from Nicole
Time June 21, 2011 at 6:46 am

WANT! This looks truely amazing! Congrats.
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Felicia Fibro Reply:

Thanks! It is a great device for aching feet! I wish I had it when I was standing 40+ hours a week!

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Comment from Chelle
Time June 21, 2011 at 10:24 am

A whole chair???? Oh, how I would love one of those, but they’re about $4,000. The foot and calf massager looks really nice, as I have been getting a lot of calf and foot pain lately. I will need to check them out. Thanks Felicia!

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Felicia Fibro Reply:

It is great for foot pain! I don’t get much calf pain, so I can’t comment on that aspect. I know their products are sold at Relax the Back stores (as well as others). You might be able to test one out before buying.

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Comment from Selena
Time June 24, 2011 at 6:53 am

Congrats! I would be afraid to use it though. Massage is one of the things that tend to flare me up…
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Felicia Fibro Reply:

Thanks, Selena! It does say not to use it when you have any swelling. The foot massage is seriously wonderful though, especially when my feet are in pain!

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