Unlike most stress balls, Baoding Balls or Chinese Health Balls are used in pairs. Traditionally made from highly polished metal, or cloisonne, they are hard, and cannot be squashed, squeezed or bounced. So why are they stress balls?
Rather than squash or squeezing them rhythmically, both Chinese Health balls are held in one hand and are then rolled over and around each other. As they do so, they pass over and stimulate the acupressure points in the hands.
This action is traditionally believed to clear energy chanels and promote overall wellness – which explains why they are Chinese Health Balls. But stimulating the acupressure points has been shown to imcrease blood circulation and the rotation of the balls also relieves stress built up in the muscles of the hands. This is why these hard metal balls are stress balls in every sense.
Made from steel, these Baoding balls have a bell inside, so they produce a relaxing “ding” as they roll around the hand. They are 1.5 inches in diameter, so they are easy to hold in one hand (but it can take a little practice to get it right!).
- 1.5 ins diameter
- pleasant chimes in each ball
- come in brocade box (may be blue, green or red)
- instructions included