I bet you think the title is a typo. It’s not though. I had the opportunity to trial BackJoy products this past week. BackJoy makes products to sit, stand, sleep and move more comfortably. I’ll tell you about that experience next. But remember #Give BackJoy for later.
They sent me several products to try and I was excited since I live with chronic pain from my Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. My joints dislocate daily, so having something to support my body is a big plus. First I tried the SitSmart Posture Plus. It took a little adjusting but it really kept my back and pelvis in alignment. I’ve been using it for the past three days on my office chair. I have the best posture ever! No slouching. As they say, improve posture to prevent back pain. I’m all for that!
I could have put it in my car too but I love in in my office chair. Maybe I’ll try that next.
They also sent a pair of shoes or as as BackJoy calls them, Stand Right. Now I have the Worse. Feet. Ever. I have had 19 foot surgeries. My right foot has bone removed, wires and screws placed and bones fused. It’s not pretty and NO shoes fit it or feel comfortable. I skeptically tried the shoes on. It was a little tough getting the right one on because of my swelling (always) but here’s the weird thing… they were comfortable! I mean really comfortable. When I went to bed, I told my husband that I didn’t want to take them off. He said, “What? What did you say?” He was shocked. They are cushiony and have a great arch, but not a hard, uncomfortable one. The interesting part is the sizing comes in a feature called Dynamic Fit. The upper fabric is a technically engineered textile that adjusts to your unique foot, so there is a range of sizes. I have particularly difficult to fit feet and they did adjust to my feet.
The last product I got to trial was one of their BackJoy Gear- Roller Balls. It’s a portable self-massager. It works very similar to the two tennis balls in a sock technique that my physical therapist showed me for myofascial release. It felt great. I tried it on my back, my IT (iliotibial) band and the bottom of my feet. I had been working at my computer for several hours and had discomfort between my shoulder blades. I used the roller balls for a few minutes and it felt so much better.
Now back to the #Give BackJoy. As part of BackJoy’s Give Back, Spread Joy Campaign, $100 worth of their pain-relief products will be donated, in my name, to chronic pain and rehabilitation centers (such as the Wounded Warrior Project and the UC Denver Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center) just for reviewing their products.
I often have the opportunity to review products and only agree if 1) I like the products and 2) the company has a positive mission. BackJoy has both.
Take a look at not only the ones I tried but the other BackJoy products. These are great holiday gifts. And you will also have the chance to be entered to win a nice prize pack of self-care products if you use the #GiveBackJoy hashtag and share how you are giving back this holiday season.