Gelliflex® Abacus® is a gel-ball trigger point and self-massage device targeted for those who seek relief from hand/finger/thumb/elbow/arm aches and pains caused by overuse or repetitive activity. The Abacus® incorporates interchangeable soft, non-latex elastomer gel-balls (Gelliprene®) of different firmnesses, allowing the user to customize and utilize in a wide variety of locations and positions creating literally 1000's of restorative combinations.
Our patent-pending design is the only product that combines the features of squeeze ball techniques, rolling action, and compression with almost infinite combinations. These features allow the user to either focus on a particular part of the hand/arm, or to move fluidly from one motion to the next – much like a therapist would provide.
With thousands of restorative combinations, the Abacus® is extremely versatile. The Abacus® has two main parts: the sturdy, wear resistant frame and the innovative Gelliprene balls.
The frame is shaped like an H and has a series of built-in slots that easily open and close to accommodate the ball assemblies. The ball assembly is a solid steel axle holding one or two balls depending on desired configurations. The beauty of this assembly is that the axle and the hub inside the ball work together allowing the ball to roll easily and without the support of another structure like a wall or floor.
Made of our proprietary rubbery material called Gelliprene® the Abacus® balls are designed specifically for a better tactile and therapeutic feel. The device comes with 4 balls total, in three different firmnesses: Soft, Medium and Hard.
If ordering more than 3 Abacuses® at one time, please contact our customer service to ensure the best shipping rates. Customer Service – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Frame dimensions – 13 7/8” long x 6 5/6” wide x 2” tall
- Stainless Steel catch rail trigger – locks axles in place
- Axle slots
- 6 on the front face of the Abacus® frame
- 5 on the back of the Abacus® frame
- The Abacus® slots are numbered and also have Braille designations for the blind.
- Balls w/hub (4 total)
- One Burgundy 52mm – 24 durometer (Shore 00-24)
- Two Lime Green 52mm - 40 durometer (Shore 00-40)
- One Blue 52mm - 55 durometer (Shore 00-55)
- Spacers (6 total included)
- Axle (3 included included)
- End caps (6 included included)
The ball assembly can be configured using multiple combinations, with one or two balls per assembly. The end caps can be removed for the various balls and spacers to be installed. The balls, made from a proprietary Gelliprene® material, are manufactured with a 52mm diameter in 3 different durometers (or firmness). The burgundy ball is the softest, the 2 lime green balls are medium firm, and the blue ball is the hardest firmness.
Arm Size Limitations: The compression function of the Abacus® is designed to accommodate an arm (forearm or upper arm) with a diameter of up to approximately 4.5”. An arm or portion of an arm with a diameter in excess of 4.5” will likely not be able to take advantage of the compression function. The other functions (rolling and squeezing) will function with larger arms.