Breaking news: Hedgehogs have retired!
After many years of faithful service the Hedgehogs have officially retired. Body Organics has discontinued manufacturing them and now that our stocks are exhausted the Hedgehogs are no longer available.
Over the last few years our newer, more versatile MAKARLU range has gradually supplanted the Hedgehogs. MAKARLU offers the same base-level functionality as Hedgehogs, but can do so, so much more! We have now reached the stage where our focus is on developing more great products to add to the MAKARLU range.
MAKARLU – Inspired by Nature. Designed for Movement.
Innovative, elegant, and versatile—MAKARLU breaks new ground in the field of props and tools made for exercise, rehabilitation, and wellness. And just like our Hedgehogs, MAKARLU is made in Australia!Find out more
Drawing from the elegance of the blossoming lotus flower and seed pod, MAKARLU Lotus will help to release, relax, stretch, strengthen, and move your body—from head to feet and anywhere in between.
Inspired by the natural beauty of where land and ocean come together—the distinctive nodules, surface profiles and textures of MAKARLU Coast are made for your muscles, fascia, and skin.
Hedgehogs are perfect for massage and release of feet, glutes and shoulders. Hedgehogs are firm 12cm hemispheres covered with small nodules, great to use whether at the studio, home, work or while travelling.
// Hedgehogs are Australian made
// Quality material free of phthalates, latex and BPA
// Available in 4 vibrant colours: Purple, Orange, Green, Black
// Great for tight or knotted muscles
// Neck and back release
// Stretch, release and strengthen feet
// Achilles and calf stretches
// Plantar fascia stretch
// Assist squat technique
// Shoulder release
// Relief of stiffness and tightness in muscles and joints
// Stimulates blood circulation
Hedgehog exercise for glute release and piriformis syndrome
Release, stretch and strengthen your feet with Hedgehogs
Your feet can be a valuable source of stability and strength for fully functional gait and movement. So if your feet are performing as they should, then that’s a great start for the rest of your body! However if your feet are weak, tired, in pain or you suffer from one of a number of common foot issues (e.g. plantar fasciitis), then your feet could well be the root cause of any one of a number of issues further up the chain.
Physiotherapists and podiatrists will often recommend a treatment plan for your feet that may include adequately resting your feet, wearing shoes with appropriate arch support and possibly orthotic inserts for your shoes. They may also recommend simple stretching and strengthening exercises such as toe stretches, releasing tight arches and stretching the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia. Exercises to strengthen the muscles of the foot and ankle will help support the arch, plus stretching the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia will increase their flexibility.
Hedgehogs are a great adjunct for your foot exercise program. They can be used to help release, stretch and strengthen your feet and to increase flexibility.
Hedgehog exercise videos now on our YouTube channel – Toe Stretch example below
For exercises and techniques using Hedgehogs check out the videos on our YouTube channel Body Organics Education.
Hedgehogs are sold in pairs, so one for each foot, glute, hamstring, shoulder …!