- Pebble-effect mat for balance training - improves whole-body coordination
- Great for proprioceptive training during rehabilitation
- Suitable for sensorimotor training after injuries of the feet, ankles, knees or hips
- Reflexology effect stimulates the metabolism and promotes circulation
- Excellent for balance training and fall prevention exercises
The Sissel Step-Fit pebble mat is your own private beach, aiding your recovery and training
Sissel have created a satisfying new way to stimulate and exercise the muscles in your feet and legs. They have based this on the feeling of walking on pebbles - used for centuries as a treatment to reach the reflex points of the feet, massage the soles and stimulate neural points.
Pebble-strewn ‘reflexology paths’ are common in Asia and are used as an easy way to balance your body’s energy – you can experience this at home with the Step-Fit. Made of firm but comfortable elastomer, this floor mat feels wonderful under your bare feet and can be used anywhere you need it. It’s hygienic, skin-friendly and non-slip, in an easily portable size.
The Step-Fit can be integrated into physiotherapy programmes with other balance training equipment, providing an extra level of stimulation to your exercises – the textured surface makes it easy to vary the intensity of your training. This is also applicable if you’re undergoing sensorimotor, proprioceptive or sensitivity training to recover from an injury.
A study on barefoot walking found that people who regularly walked on pebbles had lower blood pressure readings than those who walked on flat surfaces – this may be due to the positive effect that the surface has on your blood circulation. The participants in the study also had better overall fitness, as the pebbles provide more resistance than a flat surface and work the muscles more.
You can experience these benefits by standing on your Step-Fit throughout the day; try putting in front of the sink while you’re washing up to improve your balance and coordination while you multi-task!