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Announcement!

1 Jul

We are SUPER happy to announce that Neema Nzyoka will be joining the Zealous Vitality Team!

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Neema will take care of shipping, tracking and office duties for The Stick.  She comes to us with loads of office experience, a FANTASTICK work ethic and unreal people skills!  This now means that orders will be filled faster and tracked accordingly.

Happy Canada Day!

The Stick at the Olympics

18 Feb

I have sold many Sticks to Olympians and I know they use them.  It is always very exciting to see The Stick in use by anyone.  However, seeing Olympians use them is very cool.

photoYes, that is a Sprinter Stick @ 43 seconds!

What I love most is the video tributes that CBC puts out!  Click below to watch the video:

Fresh Tracks: Broken Teeth by Sam Roberts

 

Played Around With an Ad!

20 Jan

 

 

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I tried my skills with an Advertisement using the free software GIMP!  I used the Marathon Stick and Hybrid Stick as my models!

It Must Be Christmas Time!

13 Dec

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Lots of gifts being sent out!

Body Sticks

Travel Sticks

Marathon Sticks

FootWheels

The Stick Makes a Perfect Gift!

8 Dec

Why does The Stick make a perfect gift?

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Here is why The Stick makes the perfect gift:

  1. Personalized – One size does not fit all!  Each person has a different body, therefore there are many different Sticks to meet each persons individualized needs.
  2. Easy to Use – The Stick comes with very easy instructions.  You do not need to go to the floor and you control 100% of the intensity.
  3. Keeps on Giving – The Stick does not wear out.  It is extremely durable and expertly made.
  4. Portable – The recipient of the great gift can take it anywhere!
  5. Prevention/Rehabilitation/Prediction/Identification – That’s right….when used often, The Stick can prevent, rehabilitate, predict and identify soft-tissue injuries.

Give the gift that keeps giving!!

Massage Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

24 Aug

By: Tammy Mahan

Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful condition that affects about 1.3 million North Americans. Sufferers are always searching for a way to help reduce the pain or eliminate it altogether. It is not only painful but it can have devastating effects on other areas of the body.

Massage therapy has proven to be beneficial to many people who have rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis is classified as an autoimmune disease. What happens is the body’s immune system starts to see the person’s joints as foreign or potentially dangerous invaders that will harm the body.

This immune response causes the person’s joints to become swollen and inflamed. Some of the most common places that are affected by rheumatoid arthritis are the wrists, feet and hands. Although other areas of the body can also be affected including the jaw, hips, neck, shoulders, and ankles. There are also other areas of a person’s body that can be affected by rheumatoid arthritis these are rare but they do occur in some people; the eyes, heart, lungs, blood vessels, tear ducts, salivary glands and internal organs. RA can also cause anemia and heart disease, more specifically it can put a person at a higher risk for a heart attack.

Rheumatoid arthritis will usually also make a person feel under the weather or generally ill, tired, flu like symptoms, stiffness, weight loss, insomnia, lumps can form under the skin as a result of the cartilage and bone breaking down, and sometimes it will produce a fever.

Massage therapy for rheumatoid arthritis has numerous benefits. Some of them include reduced inflammation, reduced pain, increase in mobility and range of motion and a better quality of life.

I would like to introduce you to a new type of massage therapy that may help you called “The Stick” – The website states 10 facts about the benefits.

  • It is so easy to use.
  • You can use it anywhere.
  • You can take it anywhere.
  • You can use it in virtually any position, as long as your muscles are relaxed!
  • You can get it wet, drop it in the mud or snow and it will still work.
  • You do not need a mat or have to go to the floor to use it.
  • You do not need a plug in.
  • It is light and very versatile.
  • It massages your muscles, not crushes them.
  • The Stick was created and developed with University Scientific Studies!

The Hybrid Stick is probably the one you would want to ease rheumatoid arthritis pain. Although, all of the sticks have specific benefits and work well so anyone of them would work well.

Hybrid Stick

Hybrid Stick

Massage therapy for rheumatoid arthritis has numerous benefits some of them include reduced inflammation, reduced pain, increase in mobility and range of motion and a better quality of life.

Tammy Mahan has worked in the healthcare field as a nurse for 20 years. She shares her knowledge by contributing articles to Healthline.com.

The Benefits of Self-Massage Using the Stick

3 Aug

By Marcela De Vivo

What if you didn’t have to count on somebody else to give you a massage? When your muscles are sore, achy and tired, you won’t always have someone willing to do the work for you, unless, of course, you opt to pay for a professional massage. A self-massage doesn’t seem like a workable or practical solution, since we can’t even reach the areas of our body that need it the most.

However, if you feel like you would benefit from a regular self-massage, there is a way you can do it on your own with a product called The Stick.

Back Pain

The Stick is designed to mimic the work of a massage therapist and give you nearly all of the same benefits you would receive from actually going to one. It’s also crafted in such a way that enables you to administer the massage yourself, even when trying to reach your back.

Using it on a daily basis is similar to getting a massage with that same amount of regularity, and can benefit you in the following areas:

1. Muscle soreness and knots — If you’re an active person and spend a lot of time working out or enjoy engaging in some kind of physical activity, you’re guaranteed to experience sore and knotted muscles. The Stick can alleviate that pain and help you to regularly tend to these overworked areas.

2. Lower back pain — When your arms or shoulders are sore, you have at least some ability to reach them with your own hands if need be. Your lower back, on the other hand, is pretty much out of reach unless you have a tool like The Stick that can help you reach it.

Being able to self-massage your back can decrease lower back pain and actually improve your posture along with the muscles around your spinal column.

3. Circulation — Massaging any muscle in your body will increase circulation and encourage blood flow to and throughout that part of your body. This can be beneficial for injuries, migraines, tension headaches or just encouraging overall circulation. Again, the advantage here is that you can administer the massage with much greater regularity, thereby increasing the benefits and positive results.

4. Stress — A massage has long been known as one of the best ways to deal with both physical and mental stress. If you can make it a regular part of your relaxation routine every evening, than you should see a huge drop in your stress and tension levels. This happens on both a physical and psychological level, since a massage causes your body to release endorphins and can also lower your blood pressure.

5.  Sports and athletic performance — If you’re an athlete, or even just active in recreational sports, The Stick can benefit you both before and after a workout or an athletic event. Massaging the muscles you use the most is crucial for both a warm up and cool down phase, primarily because of the extra circulation and the amount of oxygen that it’s bringing to your muscles.

Overall Health

A regular massage is an effective way to improve your overall health and wellness, not just isolated areas of your body. Since The Stick allows you to do it yourself, you’ll see tremendous benefits in all these areas, which will lead to an improvement in your overall health and condition, if you use it regularly.

Marcela De Vivo is a health and beauty writer for a Miami salon, Bellezza Spa, yoga enthusiast and mother of three. Because she can’t count on her kids to give her a massage, she personally practices yoga on a daily basis and uses other products, like The Stick, to ease muscle tension and soreness. Follow her onTwitter today!

Feeling Tired? Try These Natural Remedies for Fatigue

13 Oct

Here is a great guest post by Kim Willington!

Most of us are trying to juggle too much and squeeze the most out of every minute of the day. We are working too long. We are not taking time for ourselves. And we are not getting the sleep we need.

It’s not wonder most of us are so tired all the time.

While fatigue could be a symptom of an underlying health problem, for most of us, it’s just a symptom of our unbalanced lives. You don’t need prescription drugs to help you get more pep in your step. Try these natural remedies to help you fight fatigue:

Massage

Fatigue can be caused by an imbalance in your body, which can often be created by having too much stress. Massage can provide relief and help you to counteract the effects of stress, helping you to restore balance in your body and improve your energy levels. Massage also promotes healthy circulation, which can improve energy levels.

Exercise

How do you feel after you jump off the treadmill? You may be tired, but chances are you aren’t interested in taking a nap. While exercise may make you feel physically “tired” from working your muscles, it will improve your energy by revving up your heart rate and increasing levels of feel-good hormones.

Aim for about 30 minutes a day to get the benefits. Longer periods of exercise, or very intense periods of exercise, can contribute to your fatigue by overworking your body.

Eat a Healthy Diet

The wrong kinds of foods can contribute to fatigue. For example, sugars and simple carbohydrates can cause blood sugar levels to become out of balance, spiking and crashing energy levels. Excessive fats can overwork the liver, leading to fatigue.

Stick to a healthy diet that includes lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and healthy fats, and you will maintain steady energy levels throughout the day. Also be sure to drink plenty of pure water.

Take Supplements

Often, fatigue can be caused by a deficiency of some vitamin or nutrient in your diet. You can correct these deficiencies by taking a good multi-vitamin to start and then looking into other possible supplements. Some key supplements that influence energy levels include Vitamin B12, magnesium, Vitamin C, and Coenzyme Q10.

Sleep

The most obvious remedy for fatigue is to get more sleep. Your body needs a minimum of 8 hours each sleep each night, but most Americans do not get the recommended amount. Slowly make more time for sleep by going to bed 15 minutes earlier each night or waking up 15 minutes later each day. Continue to adjust your time until you are getting the right amount of sleep.

Power naps can also help you to get the sleep you need. Be careful not to oversleep in the middle of the day as it could cause you to stay up too late at night and throw off your sleep cycle.

If you try these natural remedies for fatigue and you still don’t have more energy, you may need to see a doctor to find out if there are any underlying causes for your fatigue. Emotional problems like depression or chronic stress can also lead to chronic fatigue. Be sure to talk to a healthcare provider to better understand what might be causing your fatigue and find out how you can combat it.

What other natural remedies do you use to fight fatigue? Share your tips in the comments!

Kim Willington is a freelance writer and researcher for Helpdesksoftware.org, where she has recently been researching help desk software. In her spare time, she enjoys antiquing and taking long walks with her retriever, Spencer.

Thank you Kim…I would like to add that The Stick is an excellent tool for self-massage without breaking the bank account.

Quads

Video Testimonies about The Stick

8 Oct

Here are some recent video Testimonies about The Stick.

We have more testimonials here.

Please make a comment and share your testimonial about The Stick.

Traveling with The Stick – A Stick Testimony

6 Oct

Here is a fun little video testimony about Traveling with The Stick.

We posted more information here about travelling with The Stick.

What has been your experience when travelling with The Stick?  Post a comment below.

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