Introduction: Acupressure Foot Massager Using River Rocks and 2x4s

Problem:

Sore feet, and strangely enough there are not many people that like rubbing feet.

Solution:

use river rocks to apply focused pressure to different parts of your feet to massage away the pain

Materials:

river rocks (about 2" - 4")

2x4s

glue

screws

tools:

table saw

wood clamps

drill with philips tip

Step 1:

Find and collect river rocks

Step 2:

put river rocks in bucket and clean with hose

Step 3:

dry river rocks on towel

Step 4:

get 2x4s, wood glue, and screws

Step 5:

cur 2x4s to length, I cut mine to about 18"

Step 6:

glue edge of 2x4s

Step 7:

clamp 2x4s

Step 8:

glue and clamp 2x4 borders

at first I thought I would have to use two levels of 2x4, but 1 level turned out to be high enough

Step 9:

screw border in place and put rocks in

use in socks or bare feet (I use socks)

my feet used to hurt regularly, but now they don't, its been 3 weeks since I started using this and it works great so far

I turn in a circle when using it

I made it at TechShop
http://www.techshop.ws/

Comments

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WUVIE (author)2014-12-16

Oooh, if the rocks were heated, this would definitely be fabulous!
I like it!

author
kevin7314 (author)WUVIE2015-04-26

great idea, it might be pretty easy to put a heating element in the bottom

author

I bet it feels great on your feet and it looks nice too!

author

It feels great afterwords, very relaxed and happy feet; but during its like a strong foot rub which some people may find uncomfortable.

I was surprised how pleasant it looks, the variations of color, shape and size give a natural flowing appearance to the smoothed rocks.