In fact, I remember one day, years ago, walking into a Target store and seeing a bin of footsie rollers in the $1 bins at the entrance to the store. I bought 10 or 15 of them and gave them away to clients. I wish now I had grabbed the whole lot – every time I walk into a Target I still look to see if they have another shipment! No luck yet.
Fast forward to today: I was up in Vermont last week teaching and was gifted a version of a foot roller that I like even more.
It’s not as long as the wooden versions and is made of nylon and steel – virtually impervious to water or bangs.
What I like most about it is the roundness of the spindles that you roll into your tissue. They’re not as sharp-edged as the wooden footsie roller, which allows you to better use this tool standing, in addition to sitting. You can attain great depth without it hurting.
The large spaces between the three wheels also allow you to invert and evert your foot a bit and work the medial and lateral sides of the foot, which is a really nice feature.
Amazon carries the Foot Wheel if you want to try one for yourself. They would be a great item to sell in your practice if you want to recommend them to clients with sore feet.