Craig's Corner: Q&A with Massage Therapist Lyssa Uchida

There's nothing more valuable to us than our user's feedback. From reviews on our product page to emails and comments on social media, we love hearing how the Gelliflex® Abacus® has helped you.

We recently connected with Lyssa Uchida-CA CMT, who gave a more in-depth perspective of how the Abacus has benefited her as a massage therapist.

Made of High-Quality Materials

Finding self-care tools that can give a broad and comprehensive regimen to the forearms is a difficult feat within the current market. Other tools designed for forearm release are often made of plastic and flimsy materials, but the Abacus® is made with high-quality materials making it durable to last throughout your career. 

Easy and Safe to Use

The interlocking design makes it easy to personalize the Abacus®, and the locking mechanism creates stability and safety for the therapist without straining other areas of your body while using it.

Personalizable Self-Care Tool

The design and gel balls allow each user to customize their self-care to their needs, their dimensions, their pressure tolerance. The Abacus® allows me to practice self-care on my most precious assets, from my hands, forearms and even hard to reach areas like triceps and rotator cuffs. This is the main reason I love the Abacus® — multiple possibilities for maximum potential.


Whether out on the road doing mobile massage, or in office, or out at a conference, the Abacus® is an easy self-care tool to bring with you.

 Supporting A Small Business That Truly Cares

As a small business owner myself I understand the time, effort, and care that goes into your own brick and mortar. It is wonderful to not only support another small business in America but receive the attention and care from such a great company as Gelliflex® even after sales service.

A Little About Lyssa

She's a certified massage therapist, practicing in the Beach Cities of Los Angeles, specializing in clinical massage and manual therapies and focusing on sports and rehabilitative treatments at Gettys Sports & Orthopedic Treatment. She's been professionally practicing for 10 years having studied at South Bay Massage College, PESI. Inc., Axis Evolving, Bob McAtees Facilitated Stretching, The John Barnes Myofascial Release Approach, NMT Center, and the Academy of Clinical Massage.

Her goal is to help clients become attuned with their body both mentally and physically; to aid in alleviating soft tissue dysfunction, develop better posture symmetry, and work toward achieving more function and mobility. Treatments focus on targeting either acute or chronic muscular dysfunction and working to rehabilitate the soft tissues, as well as, help prevent injuries, formulate ones body for athletic activity for optimal conditioning, maintenance care, and help athletes recover from workouts and injuries.

She's followed in the footsteps of her grandfather and great-grandfather who were both massage therapists in the 1930-50's in the San Francisco Bay Area practicing on athletes and military personnel.

To learn more about Lyssa, visit