Acupressure Foot Massager Using River Rocks and 2x4s





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


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


river rocks (about 2" - 4")





table saw

wood clamps

drill with philips tip

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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

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    4 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

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

    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.