20 Dec Health Place Gift Giving Guide
The best gift to give is the gift of health
Do you have someone to shop for but:
- Don’t know what to get them
- Want to get something practical that will be used
- Knows they like massage
- Want to get something easy and don’t have the time to think
If you responded to any of these then this guide is perfect for you! Here we will break down the best items you can get at any price point that are great presents for anyone! You can find all of these gifts when you come in and visit us in the clinic.
Trigger balls are an easy, affordable gift idea that is perfect for a stocking filler or for secret Santa. They are practical and can be used by everyone in various ways. Trigger balls can be either flat or spikey and are used to target specific trigger points to be able to massage them to relieve tension and pain. There are many ways you can incorporate using a trigger ball into your stretching routine and also can be used all over the body. Here are some of our favourite ways to use trigger balls:
- Rolling out the feet by placing the trigger ball underneath your foot and rolling out the tension
- Placing the ball on a wall and leaning on it to get the trigger points on your back
- Lie down with the ball at the base of the skull to ease headaches
- Sit on the trigger ball to get trigger points in the hip and lower back
You can purchase either trigger ball in clinic for $20.
Foam rollers are great as they are affordable, accessible and easy to use. They utilise your body weight to be able to massage and roll out the tension in your muscles otherwise known as a myofascial release. Fascia is the thin tissue that connects our muscles and can easily become bound and make you feel stiff. This can occur for many reasons such as an injury, muscle inactivity, disease, inflammation or trauma. This can even occur when sitting too long at work which is why the foam roller is such a handy tool to have. You can roll out your glutes, quads, hamstrings, hips, back and even your shoulders. Foam rolling is great both pre and post work out or training session or even as a part of a stretching routine.
You can purchase a foam roller in clinic for $30
Magnesium Flakes and Epsom Salts
Magnesium flakes and Epsom salts are both simple and affordable gifts that can be easily personalised with a few extra touches. When dissolved in water, you can absorb the magnesium and sulphates that can provide various health benefits. Adequate levels of magnesium is essential for promoting sleep and stress reduction. Additionally, the bath itself is warm and relaxing helping with this even more. These baths can also help with exercise and performance recovery and reduce and pain and swelling of muscles. Magnesium is also attributed to improving gut health and aiding with constipation. To make the gift even more personal you could create a bath kit and include some essential oils, some nice soap, a candle or exfoliating gloves.
Both epsom salts and magnesium flakes can be purchased in clinic starting from $14 and $28.
Heat packs are great to give as a gift because many people don’t think to buy them for themselves or only have one type. You can buy various shapes and kinds of heat packs that help sit better on different parts of the body. They are not only useful for helping with muscle recovery but also come in handy during the colder months. They are the perfect gift if you are wanting something practical and useful that everyone needs!
Heat packs can be purchased in clinic starting from $41.
The ultimate gift for those that regularly need treatment or just enjoy massages is a massage gun. Massage guns may be a splurge but they are worth it. They are a portable device that can give you deep tissue massage at any time. A perfect gift for an athlete or fitness enthusiast regularly needing to work on muscle recovery and tightness.
A massage gun in clinic can be purchased for $110.
Still undecided on a good gift? A Health Place gift voucher is the perfect gift after all the additional stress from this year. What is even better is that they last for 3 years and can also be used with private health rebates! Buy Gift Card
How can Health Place help you?
Your therapist will always base their recommendation for future sessions on your current condition, lifestyle and your goals. Not only do we treat injuries, but we also know how to prevent them. At Health Place our therapists will always assess your pain or injury first before treatment and give you a treatment plan and exercises for you to do at home tailored to your needs.
For any more information or questions, feel free call us at (07) 3852 2434 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org