A couple of weeks ago, I had a display booth at a Diabetic forum in Calgary, Alberta. There were vendors from all over the place offering information and products to those who have diabetes or are interested in learning more about diabetes.
I was there with The Stick and related specialty products. You may be wondering why diabetics would be interested in massage products and devices? As you may or may not know there are 2 types of diabetes – type 1 and type 2. Basically type 1 diabetics rely on insulin therapy to control their blood sugar levels. Type 1 is also known as Juvenile Diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is mostly controlled by diet and exercise as well as insulin therapy. I knew there would be more type 2 people than type 1 people because my wife (who has type 1) has been to many of these forums and she mentioned to me that the clientele at the forum would be primarily type 2 diabetics. Typically, type 2 diabetics have challenges with circulation and nerve pain. The Stick is the perfect device to increase circulation and help people live a more comfortable life. As far as nerve pain goes, The Stick can help with that too by allowing the muscles that surround the nerves to become less restricting. With more blood flow, comes more compliant muscles. With more compliant muscles, people should feel better! Nerve pain can also be alleviated by massage therapy. Again, The Stick is great for massage therapy.
It turns out that the people at the forum loved the idea that they could massage their own muscles in the comfort of their own homes. They also loved the fact that they did not have to go to the ground to use The Stick or plug it in. Most people who purchased a Stick liked the Travel Stick or Marathon Stick. They liked that those sticks offered some flexibility are were not overly rigid.
People with diabetes can have complications with circulation and nerve pain specifically in their feet. As a result, people were thrilled to learn that FootWheel could possibly help them. In fact, by the end of the day, people walked away with more FootWheels than Sticks. That is right, people purchased more FootWheels than Sticks!!
I am thrilled to be offering products that have so many applications!!