The Heskiers OneTool™ is a massage and acupressure tool for pain and tension release. It helps your hand reach the areas you want to treat with potentially less effort. It may also help you feel more comfortable with the pressure you apply, due to its unique design criteria. Heskiers OneTool gives you the possibility to supplement the treatment you usually get from your bodywork practitioner and relieve your own pain from minor joint and muscle discomfort.
The Heskiers Method™ is: Hydrate with the Curves, Release with the Points and Disperse with the Curves.
The Heskiers Method™ is compatible with any other bodywork technique or method. This means that you can easily combine it with your existing treatments or even better: bring your OneTool to your bodyworker and inspire them to learn the Heskiers Method.
How to Use the Heskiers OneTool
When the pain is located, you can use the Heskiers OneTool to apply a combination of light massage and strokes in the area in order to hydrate the tissue and create muscle release.
Step 1: Hydrate
Choose the curve that fits nicely on the area you want to treat. Hydrate the tissue by stroking gently 99 times with the designated curves over the area. This action activates the interstitial fluid and releases stuck inflammation. It also feels soothing and helps the body relax. Sometimes, this step is all that is required to find relief and the next two steps are not needed.
Step 2: Release
Choose the point that mimics the finger that you would normally use to apply pressure to release. Then apply pressure that you feel is just enough to create a combined feeling of relief along with a very slight discomfort. Sink into the tissue with the point - do not wiggle the Heskiers OneTool - just maintain a steady pressure while counting to 99 (approximately 1.5 minutes).
Step 3: Disperse
When the pressure has finished being applied, choose the designated curve that fits the part of your body you are treating. Then gently stroke the area 99 times again with the Interstitial Fluid (IF) curves on the treated areas to spread the released inflammation and bring more nutrients to the cells.
You can stroke the skin directly or you can stroke on the outside of your clothes. This method is designed to disperse the energy and to further potentially release the stagnant fluids in the interstitial spaces.
Use the inward point to address the neck pain - letting the Heskiers OneTool ¨sink¨ into the tissue according to your feeling of contact with the point(s) of pain. Don’t wiggle the Heskiers OneTool from side to side, just keep a sufficient pressure while counting to 99 – approximately 1.5 minutes. After this, stroke 99 times with the small curve that fits the neck (also for approximately 1.5 minutes). The many strokes provides deep tissue release and disperse tension and pain.
You can also choose to use only strokes with the hydrate curve for a more subtle treatment. This technique is recommended for treating tension headaches and migraines and can also be used on the scalp.
Lower Back Pain
For Lower Back Pain: turn the Heskiers OneTool so that the thumb point is beside the knuckle of the index finger and pointing towards the knuckles. Holding the Heskiers OneTool in this position enables you to apply pressure to your back just by turning your wrist as if you are operating a door handle.
You can now apply pressure to the tender point and sink into the tissue, holding the Heskiers OneTool while counting to 99 and then gently stroking the area 99 times.
For Sciatica: use the index finger point and let the Heskiers OneTool slide a little towards your upper palm, making it easier to apply pressure.
Apply light pressure i into the point of nerve pain on the hip while counting to 99. Then stroke the area 99 times afterwards.
Tennis Elbow (Tendonitis outside of elbow)
For Tennis Elbow: place the hand of the arm to be treated on the stomach just above the hip. Find your spot of tenderness. Then use the inward point by pressing downward just below the elbow.
Afterwards, stroke the entire area 99 times with the small hydrate curve.
Golf Elbow (Tendonitis inside of elbow)
For Golf Elbow: turn the palm of the affected elbow to face upward. Find the spots just below the elbow and just above the elbow with the outward point. Every time you locate pain, sink the Heskiers OneTool into the tissue to the edge of your comfort zone and count to 99 while applying pressure. Afterwards, stroke the entire area 99 times with the small hydrate curve.
Using only strokes in these areas around the elbow and down towards the wrist may also treat and potentially relieve pain from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
DisclaimerThe information on this website is intended to provide general information for educational purposes. All references to points and point location are derived from textbooks of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Visitors to this site must refer to TCM textbooks for precise positioning of points and their significance. Please consult your physician for specific medical questions. Do not use this the information given on these pages as a substitute for a consultation with a physician. All information is provided without warranty of any kind. Further we do not warrant, guarantee, or make any representations regarding the use, or the results in terms of accuracy, reliability or otherwise.
The discussions on this website do not address whether there can be relief from bodily pains of various kinds through self-treatment, such as, but not limited to, lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, pain of various kinds and pain during pregnancy. Everyone knows where they feel hurt or where they have tenderness. It is a basic human right to have the freedom to treat oneself and determine how to treat that pain or discomfort. It is therefore entirely an individual's choice to visit this website, buy the products sold here or to use the method and products they buy as they see fit.
Hygiene: Rinse your Heskiers OneTool with alcohol and dishwasher soap. Heskiers OneTool can be autoclaved though we recommend only to use this method when it is imperative to use it as it will shorten the longevity of the OneTool. Do not put into dishwasher machine. Do not place the Heskiers OneTool in the sun or in freezing temperatures.