Heskiers OneTool

The Heskiers OneTool™ is an ergonomically designed myofascial release tool that offers potentially effective and precise bodywork treatments for bodywork professionals. Practitioners can use the Heskiers OneTool to open the muscles in preparation for their respective treatments. The Heskiers OneTool™ can assist your hands by minimizing the pressure needed to give effective deep tissue treatments and may protect you from work related injuries to your hands, arms and shoulders.
How to Use the Heskiers OneTool :
For those practitioners who are familiar with Guasha connective tissue relief, you will find a special feature with the Heskiers OneTool™: a new way of applying subtle strokes so that the treatment, when done correctly, does not bruise the skin. Therefore the Heskiers OneTool can also be used for a Facial Guasha treatment and may also be helpful for treating TMJ and for minimizing wrinkles.
The Heskiers Method™ is: Release with the Protrusions and Disperse with the Curves. The Heskiers OneTool™ is compatible with any other bodywork technique or method.

The Large Curve is designated for the lower limbs, buttock, lower back, face and skull. The Small Curve is designated for the upper limbs, face, shoulder, neck, palm and calf. SeeHow to Use and the introduction film for further instructions.
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 open the muscles to allow release.

Release – Step 1:

Choose the protrusion that mimics the finger that you would normally use to apply pressure that you, as a Professional Body Therapist,  feel is just enough to create a feeling of relief. Sink into the tissue with the protrusion – Make your manipulations subtle – do not wiggle the Heskiers OneTool™.  Instead, maintain a subtle steady pressure while awaiting tissue release. Holding the pressure for up to 1.5 minutes.

Disperse – Step 2:

To help disperse the released muscle tension and to possibly increase the flow of interstitial fluids, please apply gentle strokes on same area with the designated curve that fits that part of the client’s body. Stroke gently 30 to 99 times. You can stroke on the skin directly, through a cloth or you can stroke on the outside of your client’s clothes in the area just treated to disperse the energy.  and to further release the stagnated fluids in the interstitial spaces. Use the dispersing movements along the body’s curves.

Sample Professional Treatment

New GuaSha Technique

The two Guasha curves on the Heskiers OneTool™ introduce a new way of working with this ancient Chinese method. The double Guasha curve is used to push or plow the surface tissue instead of scraping it. The Heskiers OneTool™  is designed to help release blood stagnation gently, which can improve blood circulation and is believed to move interstitial and lymph fluids for drainage, preventing edema.

The unique double Guasha curve gives the ability to work on the hard to treat areas of the body, such as the edge of the scapula and over the joints and on the face following the natural curvature of the facial bone structure.  Stroking the face with this curve may help plump up the facial skin, relax the muscles and thereby minimize wrinkles and improve the appearance of the complexion.
The Big Guasha curve integrates surface manipulation of the skin (Guasha) with light pressure from the lower palm protrusion, ), which is believed to send vibrational energy deep into the tissue and potentially release muscle tension on a vibrational level.