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Email from: Titus Foster - Acupuncture & Shiatsu Practitioner
Sent: 28 November 2010 20:44
Hello Richard. You may remember me. I met you at the Acupuncture conference a couple of years ago and bought a FlexxiCore exercise machine. Well I have used it virtually daily and rate it highly. For people who want to profoundly relax after a hard days work its brilliant and it's an excellent aid to sleep. A bit like having a quality treatment on tap any time I want!
One of the great insights of Chinese medicine is that internal tension creates blockage in the way the energy moves in the body and this blockage eventually leads to health problems and indeed is the root of many health issues. I rate and recommend the FlexxiCore highly as a potent and pleasant means to relax, energize and stay healthy. Money very well spent.
Regards Titus Foster
I have been using a passive exercise machine in its original Japanese format on and off for about 10 years. Recently I upgraded to the FlexxiCore Exerciser and have been fascinated to find some new benefits. It has loosened up my spine really well. Working with the slower speeds is very relaxing. On a recent visit to my own osteopath she remarked at how much more free my thoracic spine now feels.
The lateral movement stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which has a calming, recuperative effect and helps with the digestive system and sleep. The smooth ride and adjustable speed of the FlexxiCore leave me feeling that my old Japanese-style machine is a bit of an old carthorse in comparison. It is so important in healthcare to have the option to vary parameters according to individual needs, and the variable speeds make a big diffrence.
Dr Nigel Gooding - Cranial Osteopath, Chiropractor, Acupuncture
Testimonial from Duncan Hulin – Director of The Devon School of Yoga and Shiatsu Practitioner: 6th November 2006
In the capacity of a Yoga and Shiatsu Therapist I have been seeing this patient [female: 53] for the past 30 months. I have worked with her using a combination of simple yoga breathing co-ordinated stretching exercises along with regular Shiatsu treatments, which include passive stretching, manipulation and acupressure.
One area receiving particular focus has been the realignment of her pelvis which gets put out of alignment due to spasms caused by her MS condition. I have noted in recent months since she has been using a Passive Exerciser (which I introduced her to) an improvement to the degree of misalignment as well as an improvement in her general wellbeing, which I feel has been influenced by the overall improved circulation that the FlexxiCore gives. Having worked as a body oriented Therapist for over twenty years and having seen many clients with MS, I am impressed with the positive effects that I have observed in this patient since her use of the machine.
Duncan Hulin MRSS (Member, register of the Shiatsu Society), Director (The Devon School of Yoga)
Your Exerciser has been really useful in rehabilitating the strained sacro-illiac joint in my right hip. This results from a long-standing and gradually worsening imbalance in my pelvis. Over the years I have tried many treatments which helped temporarily, but nothing stabilised this condition, and I had to give up all exercise and use extreme caution to avoid shifting the S.I. joint. Two things then happened to rescue me. A Pilates teacher helped me to learn use of my muscles more evenly; and the passive exercise I get with the FlexxiCore keeps my S.I. joint mobile without straining the cartilage, nor hurting my knee and ankle. My spine isn't thrown out of line as I am lying flat on the floor, and it is loosened and energised by the fish-like wave motion created by the Exerciser. The FlexxiCore combined with well-supervised Pilates training is an excellent combination for conditions like mine, and I use it with my patients as well.
Terri Goddard - Shiatsu & Acupressure Practitioner
Benefits: energised, looser, less muscular tension, clarity and alertness, improved concentration. I will consider this [for] patients/clients, especially as part of the physical rehab and energy aspects of their programmes. Dr Grant Pearson - Physician
[For me] it assisted recovery of shoulder condition. Increased range of motion in shoulders, without pain. It's really good for releasing physical stress. I believe it is excellent for lymphatic problems and it certainly bolsters the immune system. A very useful adjunct to home therapy - from ages 8 to 86.
Dr Alan Plenty - Chiropractor
The gentle rhythmic movement seems to release stagnation & blocks in flow of energy, particularly in the abdomen, which has been a problem area for me, and the lower back. My husband has benefited greatly from using the exerciser. As he has M.S. I feel its use for people with conditions like this is very exciting - even when the person feels unable to "take" exercise, it's still possible to use the Surge of Chi and feel its benefits.
Alison Altman - Aromatherapist
My spine feels now as if it is stretched and opened up - posture definitely improved. It relaxes me, obviously my lower backache and neck & shoulder stiffness are caused by the work I do. 10 minutes on 130 rpm and the aches and pains are gone.
Wendy Calvert - Massage Therapist
The release of back tension each morning is good preparation for my yoga practice. Overall the exerciser loosens the body, releasing tension and back pain.
Carol Godridge -Yoga Teacher, Editor of Scottish Yoga
The whole body feels as if it has had a work-out for minimum effort. Movement becomes more free; muscles are less tense. It is very good for promoting relaxation and sleep. As the machine is adaptable, I believe many people could use it safely, particularly people with static lifestyles or minor health considerations (subject to medical advice). I am delighted with my own results.
Sarah Ideson - Nurse (SRN) and Yoga practitioner
I would definitely recommend the FlexxiCore Exerciser as it is pleasant and easy to use, it requires no motivation or effort, it is comfortable and very relaxing and it safely achieves positive results. It helps with back problems, digestion problems, bowel problems and lack of energy - depending of course on each individual's condition. It exercises a lot of the body, including areas that would not normally get exercised, all without any effort.
Peter Smith - Massage Therapist
I have also noticed a better posture, much more relaxed, and less aches and pains. People generally hate exercise but the FlexxiCore does this all for you. I use it in my practice for pain relief and as a pre-treatment relaxation aid. It is helpful to all that have a low energy threshold. Antoinette Spooner - Massage & Aromatherapy
A selection of testimonials from other users
"Spasm and pain. It's my legs again. This time it is bad, the worst relapse I've had. Sleep is elusive. Moving is hard. Fatigue gains a hold. A yoga therapist calls weekly. He stretches aching limbs. Oh, when will I be up and walking again? Then a chi exercise machine swinging my legs, to and fro, to and fro. Just a few minutes daily, laid on a bed. Slowly at first, then a touch faster. Relaxing. Breathing. Pain reduces. Sleep improves. Fatigue decreases. The peddle exerciser is no longer a chore. I want to do more! Movement is joy. It is back in my body. Down on the floor for twists and stretches. Then on the machine for 'rides', better than ever. With the aid of a chair I get up by myself. Flexibility and wellbeing once lost are reclaimed. "It helps the little muscles too", the voice on the radio said. The novel walking aid arrived to help balance and foot drag. It is true, I now wiggle my toes and can feel my feet. I do it all daily. It is a pleasure, a treat. Now I'm out through the door, dreaming of striding o'er Exmoor."
Judith Morrison, Exeter - diagnosed as having Secondary Progessive Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Note: "The novel walking aid" Judith refers to in this poem is the Musmate - available at www.musmate.co.uk. She gives a further endorsement of the FlexxiCore Passive Exerciser on her website at http://www.enjoylivingcontentedly.com/affablecare/gear-we-like and more details of her early experience with the FlexxiCore during Practitioner Trials in this description:
“Have continued using the exerciser daily. Do the 15-minute auto 1 programme before breakfast, and auto 2 late afternoon. And sometime 10 minutes in middle of day on 80. This has helped maintain the benefits, but have increased reduction of tension in back and shoulders, and a stronger sense of wellbeing. It is wonderful to have most of the rigidity gone from my body, and to be able to maintain some benefits of exercise on bad days, as all I have to do is lie down for 15 minutes. And on good days peddle well and happily ─ enjoying the movement.” Judith Morrison
I have been using a FlexxiCore Passive Exerciser for about 18 months and I noticed the benefits the first time I used it. I have had chronic back problems since 1992 and have had various forms of treatment for them. I teach and play golf and the FlexxiCore helps to loosen me up before I play as well as helping to combat stiffness after I play. My back condition led to other problems in my neck, shoulders and legs, but frequent use of the FlexxiCore has really helped me to function better physically. I developed Fibromyalgia as a by product from my back problems and had struggled for many years to cope with the illness. Since using the FlexxiCore I have found that I have more energy and am able to get more done. I know from personal experience how effective and useful the FlexxiCore is, and subsequently became a distributor of the product as a result. One customer has overcome sciatica due to regular use of his. Another, no longer has to see her osteopath. I also allow golfing clients to use one before or after a lesson and they all love it because it helps them to swing more freely and alleviates their aches and pains. One of the major benefits of the FlexxiCore is that it helps with a myriad of issues from sleeping difficulties to migraine relief, back pain to a lack of energy. When you use a FlexxiCore I believe you'll be pleasantly surprised at how effective it will be in helping you to feel better, easily.
Eric Anthony Moore - Golf Coach, World Golf Teachers Federation
What can I say but thank you so much for the FlexxiCore - my energy levels have increased so much that I feel years younger. I had pains in my legs and aching feet which have gone now. My circulation, sleep and posture have also improved.
Lily McPherson - Wrexham
I was sceptical about this machine before trying it, but my energy levels are now much higher than they have been for a very long time. David McPherson - Wrexham
"Kim has had secondary progressive MS since 1979 which has eventually resulted in total paralysis from the waist down and ataxier in his arms........ I think that it's fair to say that the FlexxiCore has been a real life-saver for Kim. ......We certainly want to recommend this wonderful passive exerciser to MS patients and anyone else who wants to optimize their health through effortless movement." Sara and Kim Damskier, Denmark, August 2011
I was very curious about the FlexxiCore as I had been suffering with a stiff neck and shoulders. Immediately I could feel my spine begin to relax. The various points of tension started to ease. I look forward to using it, and it's become affectionately known as the "Wiggle Machine" in our home. Now we are learning new negotiation skills so my husband, 3 sons and I all get a go on it when we want. Greta Brenman, Kingston-upon-Thames
I find the FlexxiCore works very well for me as a preventative measure. If for example I've been doing very hard physical work and wake up the next morning feeling stiff and aching, 10 minutes on the Exerciser seems to loosen me up a lot, and allows me to continue working. After using it for a couple of weeks I felt that my whole spine had loosened up considerably. I experience an immediate sense of relaxation after using it. Other very noticeable changes are improved sleep, and a general decrease in back problems. John Wadlow, Devon
I am so glad to have discovered the FlexxiCore Passive Exerciser, which has completely changed my energy levels. I use it twice a day, and now feel so much more alive. It helps me to relax and get much better sleep. Margaret Richer, Bristol
After using the FlexxiCore for a few days I started to notice some changes. Even though I am only able to run it at quite a slow speed because of my poor health condition, it was clear after 2 weeks that I was enjoying better quality sleep and an improvement in my overall sense of well-being. I enjoy using it on a daily basis. The feeling after using it is like a headache being lifted.
Frank Fallows, Bradford
I am enjoying much improved mobility in my neck, shoulders and back since I began using the FlexxiCore. I can move more freely and I feel taller than before. I find that regular use of the exerciser is very balancing and relaxing and overall I feel calmer and more able to cope with a very busy life. I have been wanting to lose weight for quite a long time but have not had the motivation to do so until recently. Since I began using the exerciser I have felt much more focussed and able to set and achieve realistic goals.
Jane Chamberlain, Gloucestershire.
Having purchased one of your FlexxiCore Exercisers, I am delighted with the results...... Thank you for bringing this revolutionary machine to my attention. I would not hesitate to recommend it to others.
Brian Withers, Worcestershire
I have been using the FlexxiCore Passive Exerciser for a few months now. Although I'm a fairly fit and healthy 52-year-old, the Exerciser always brings my energy up, starting with a great tingling feeling all over my body as soon as I turn the machine off. The most obvious benefit for me has been the change in my energy levels. I find that I can work longer hours without feeling so tired. I also find I am able to get up earlier without feeling sleepy - I think the relaxation effect is giving me better sleep, as well as increasing energy.
Jonathan Baker, Bristol
Certainly helps to ward off the worst excesses of a heavy gardening session or similar physical exertion when I know I will ache the day after. Loosens the joints likely to stiffen.
Barbara Occleshaw, Conwy