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The Essential Guide to Wooden Pillows and Bolsters

The Essential Guide to Wooden Pillows and Bolsters
Do aches have you feeling tired, groggy, and stressed? Are you looking for multifunctional self-massage tools that are long-lasting and easy to use? Check out Change Your Energy’s exclusive collection of wooden pillows and bolsters created to relieve pain, tension, and stress throughout your body. With these tools, you can also promote proper energy circulation and improve your overall well-being.

Our wooden tools are hand-crafted in South Korea of premium wood that is strong, durable, and resistant to warping. They can withstand decades of use and are light enough to be portable for travel.

Below is a guide of our collection to help you choose the right tool for you based on your symptoms.

Wooden Pillow

For the head, neck, sacrum, and tailbone

As one of the most popular items in our shop, the Wooden Pillow is a great self-healing tool for fast relief of head, neck and shoulder tension. By using this tool, you can effectively target your body’s energy points and meridians and feel your muscles relaxing.

Recommended for those who want to:
  • Relieve tension in the neck and shoulders
  • Ease painful headaches
  • Reduce stress
  • Realign the vertebrae
  • Improve sleep through the night
  • Promote proper energy circulation

Our favorite exercise using this tool: Stiff Neck & Shoulder Release

1. Place the Wooden Pillow flat on the floor. For more comfort, place a towel over it or use the Wooden Pillow Cover.
2. Lie down and place the Wooden Pillow under your neck. Gently rock your head side to side on the area of discomfort.
3. Relax your jaw and open your mouth slightly as you breathe out. Focus on relaxing the muscles in your neck.
4. As you feel your muscles begin to relax, move the pillow down the spine to the level the top of your shoulders and repeat the steps above.
5. Begin with practicing this a few minutes a day, and then increase the time up to 20 minutes as you become comfortable.

Click here for a 5-chapter online course on how to fully use the wooden pillow to self massage from head-to-toe. You can stream this course for free as a Premium Member of Change Your Energy.


Upper Back Bolster

For the back, chest, and spine

This tool is effective for relieving upper back pain and realigning the spine. If you have bad posture or a hunchback, the Upper Back Bolster can help to open your chest and straighten your posture.

Recommended for those who want to:
  • Relieve tension in the back, chest, and spine
  • Open the chest and lungs to promote deeper breathing
  • Improve posture and overall spine alignment
  • Promote circulation in the entire back

Our favorite exercise using this tool: Chest Opening

1. Lie down on a firm yet comfortable surface. Hug the back of your thighs and gently roll back and forth on your spine 10 times to relax the spine and muscles.
2. Carefully slide the Upper Back Bolster into a position along your spine that feels most natural and relaxing.
3. Stretch your arms up above your head, parallel to the floor, as you exhale tension. Then breathe comfortably and slowly move your arms out and down to your sides with your palms facing up. Repeat this 5 times (like making a very slow snow angel).
4. With your arms stretched out 90 degrees to the side, breathe deeply into your chest and belly and breathe out, allowing your chest and abdomen to slowly deflate. Expand your chest as much as you can and release your breath like a deflating balloon.
5. Slowly slide the bolster out. Flip over onto your hands and knees and do 5 “cat stretches." Breathe in as you arch your back and exhale as you lift your face to the sky and contract your back.


Multi Function Lower Back Bolster

For the lower back, hips, shoulders, spine, calves, and ankles

Crafted to match the natural curve of the lower back, this tool is best used on the lower back for tension relief and spinal alignment. It can also be used for self-massage underneath your head, neck, tailbone, calves, and ankles, which makes it truly multifunctional.

Recommended for those who want to:
  • Relieve pain and tension in the lower back
  • Recover the natural curve of the spine
  • Improve posture and range of motion
  • Self massage the legs, hips, neck, shoulders, and spine
  • Promote proper energy flow throughout the body
  • Improve function of organs connected to the five lumbar vertebrae

Our favorite exercise using this tool: Basic Lower Back Exercise

1. Gently lie down on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
2. Bring your Multi-function Lower Back Bolster under your back, directly behind the belly button.
3. Inhale and hold your breath as you press your back down on the bolster, stimulating the lower back area for a few seconds.
4. Exhale deeply and feel your body weight pressing against the bolster to release tension in your lower back. Repeat this for about two or three minutes.
5. Slowly lift your hips and remove the Multi-function Lower Back Bolster. Rest for 2-3 minutes with your back flat on the floor. When you are ready to finish, slowly bring your knees to your chest and stretch your lower back.

Check out this video for a full head-to-toe guide for this tool:


Ankle Massager

For the calves, ankles, and feet

This tool is great if you are on your feet for long periods of time. Use the Ankle Massager to increase circulation, relieve fatigue, and reduce inflammation in the legs.

Recommended for those who want to:
  • Relieve pain and heaviness in calves and feet
  • Reduce swelling in the feet and ankles
  • Strengthen the lower body
  • Release fatigue by increasing blood and energy circulation

Our favorite exercise using this tool: Ankle Lift and Drop Exercise

1. Lie down on your back or sit down with your legs extended on the floor. Put the Ankle Massager under your legs, between the Achilles tendon and your lower calves. Relax your knees with legs extended.
2. Holding the left leg on the Ankle Massager, raise the right leg about 7-11 inches and gently drop it down to meet the massager. Feel the stimulation in your leg and repeat this 25 times.
3. Switch legs and repeat step two. Start with 5 minutes at a time and gradually increase to 10-20 minutes per day.


Rainbow Bridge

For the shoulders, spine, chest, hips, and back

This therapeutic backbending bench allows you to use your natural body weight with gravity to relieve pain all over your body. You can experience relaxed breathing, increased circulation, and spinal alignment. This is a great self-healing tool that helps you to feel and recognize the condition of your body easily.

Recommended for those who want to:
  • Ease pain in the shoulders, spine, chest, hips, and back
  • Extend and align the spine
  • Increase circulation in the body and brain
  • Enhance deeper breathing
  • Relax the mind and relieve stress
  • Open the chest and lungs
  • Balance the left and right sides of the body
  • Align the 7 chakras

Our favorite exercise using this tool: Shoulder and Back Stretch

1. Lie down on the Rainbow Bridge and scan your body from head to toe. Feel each part and take note of any pain, tension, or stiffness you’re holding.
2. Once you’re more aware of how your body feels, adjust your body along the bench so that more painful or tense areas are stimulated the most. You can also hold the sides of the bench for better support.
3. Extend your arms above your head and feel the stretch in your back and shoulders. Take a few minutes to relax and breathe naturally as you hold this posture. Open your mouth slightly as you exhale, letting your breath come out without force.
4. After 5 to 10 minutes, lower your arms and hold the rungs with your hands for support. Slowly sit up when you’re finished and stay seated for one minute to ground your body before standing up.


Wooden Pillow Exercises Book

For using all wooden pillow tools

This book is a comprehensive illustrated guidebook on how to use all of our wooden healing tools. It features techniques for every part of your body, recommended exercises for specific symptoms, and routines for the morning and evening. This book can be your new health manual for all the aches and pains of life.

We hope this guide helps you choose the tools that best fit your needs to help relieve stress, tension, and pain in your body. If you try any of these or have any questions, let us know in the comments below!
Written by Gabi Petrylaite
Gabi is a creative mind who loves deeply connecting with the people around her. Using music as a tool of inspiration, you can find her at concerts or music festivals in her free time. She has practiced energy healing and meditation from a very young age and loves encouraging others to keep a positive mindset to become happier, brighter, and more successful.
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