The Armaid is a nasty little torture device... and I love it. It's perfect for acrobats, rock climbers, and movers of all flavors.
Armaid At a Glance:
Price: $70 / $100 /$150 depending on package - enjoy 10% off use Coupon Code BLOX
Pros: - highly effective - sturdy design - lightweight - manufactured and assembled in USA
Cons: - not very portable - no easy way to store all attachments
The Armaid is a self-massage tool for arms. It attaches to your thigh and uses an adjustable cam to accommodate different arm sizes. Clamping the arm between a foam roller on one side and one of several interchangeable massage heads on the other, it offers myofacial and muscular tension release. Pressure is regulated by the second hand by squeezing the clamp to the desired intensity. The variety of attachments offer a range of hardness and concentration of pressure. The Armaid is designed to be used either by doing long passes down a muscle or isolating pressure on a trigger point and articulating the muscle and those around it.
I put this to the test during 9 weeks if intense acrobatics training and am a huge fan. The biggest barrier I face to sustained training is pain in my wrists and this thing kept it at bay admirably. I recommend getting the full range of attachments as each has their place in intelligent healing. As annoying as it is to transport, as I write this review I'm on a 2 month teaching tour around Europe and it's strapped to my backpack. Considering it costs barely more than an hour massage, I would highly recommend it for anyone active in a sport or movement that is demanding of arms and hands.
Full disclosure here that I contacted Armaid because I was so happy with the product and felt they deserved my feedback. I guess they figured I'd say nice things about them so they offered to create a coupon code for me to share with my readers. When you use BLOX at checkout, I get 10% of the sale and you get 10% off the price: win-win.
About the Author:
Acrobat. Teacher. Performer. AcroArtist.
Ellio Blox has nourished a lifelong fascination for peering over edges and discovering footholds in the unlikeliest of places. A full time world-traveling teacher, his acrobatic passion peaks when he is in front of students. Offering quality instruction on a deep bag of tricks, Blox teaches solo, alongside other teaching peers, and in partnership with the seasoned Dutch acrobat, Niko Douwes. Since 2012, he has performed partner acrobatics across North America with his performing arts and production company, Acrodisiac. With many years of acrobatic study and teaching, a lifetime of monkeying around, and a teaching certification from Partner Acrobatics, he has a wealth of experience to inform his teaching. Having taught disciplines from language to music to movement, Blox is passionate about pedagogy and is a powerful resource for acrobatic advancement and personal growth.
Consistently releasing creative mashups of acrobatics (Acro) and his other interests, Blox is regarded for producing inventional acrobatic art. Photo, video, print, and live performance, this AcroArtist produces unique pieces delivered through many mediums.