Twenty interconnected pieces pivot and rotate when squeezed or twisted. Soft, pliable coating and distinctive raised tactile nodes make Tangle Relax Therapy easy to grip and manipulate. In addition its low impact motion relieves stress. Strengthens finger muscles. And restores motion to joints. That’s why both Relax and the larger Tangle Therapy are registered medical devices with the United States Food and Drug Administration.
Consider stress relief. Who doesn’t need ways to unwind? Strengthening finger muscles is yet another benefit. Stronger muscles make everyday activities easier. Think coloring with crayons. Cutting with scissors. Or opening stubborn jars. Beyond that improved joint motion makes everything we do with our fingers and hands easier. Signing requires both finger strength and mobility. Tangle is an ideal way for students of sign language to gain both.
And that’s not all, both Tangle Relax Therapy and Brain Tools Imagine make ideal quiet fidget toys. Studies show that fidget toys not only relieve tension but also improve concentration and focus. Relax and Imagine are different color combinations of the same Tangle. Latex-free.
A word about Tangles from teachers…
Teachers who use Tangles as a reward for children with autism report improved behavior. Increased calm helps students cope with stressors that usually send them “over the edge.” At the same time, students show an increase in skill acquisition. Tangles both invite and reward play with improved concentration, spatial relations, and problem solving skills.