Frequently Asked Questions

How do biodots help people reduce stress?

ANSWER: As a rudimentary biofeedback device, biodots give you biological feedback about what’s going on inside your body. The information, or feedback that it gives you let’s you know whether your efforts have been successful. Say you were trying to meditate as a way of lowering stress. At the end of the twenty minute meditation period, how would you know whether your meditation had actually worked to help you relax? If you were wearing a biodot, and it had turned from black to blue you’d know that the temperature just beneath the surface of your skin had increased and (by deduction) you would know that your capillaries had opened up, that the blood flow had improved and that you had activated the relaxation response. That’s how biodots help people to reduce stress. By giving you feedback on internal functions of the body that you can’t detect in any other way.

  

How does relaxation music help me relieve stress? 

ANSWER: "Music influences respiratory rate, blood pressure, stomach contractions, and the level of stress hormones in the blood," according to David Sobel, M.D. Director of Preventive Medicine at Kaiser Permenente, the world's Largest HMO. "Slow, quiet non-vocal music generally lowers bodily reactions to stress while faster music heightens alertness and arousal."

Is there any medical research on relaxation music?

ANSWER: Yes. "When music is played before, during or after surgery, it has been found to reduce anxiety, lessen pain, reduce the need for pre and post-operative medication and speed recovery. In one study, when music was piped into an operating room throughout surgery, the amount of sedative required by patients was cut in half." - From Healthy Pleasures by Dr. Robert Ornstein and David Sobel, M.D.

 

What's the difference between the "cheap stress balls" and the higher priced versions?

ANSWER: If you didn't have a higher priced ball in your hand at the same time to compare it to, you probably wouldn't know the difference between the cheaper ball and the more expensive one. But if you did, you'd see the discount stress ball is not as shiny and as a result, the colors of the discount balls are not as intense. If you know about paint, it's kind of like the difference between high gloss paint (more expensive ball) and a low gloss, satin finish (the discount ball). The logos show up a little bit better on the high quality balls too. Feel free to request a sample to see the difference for yourself.

Can I order just a few stress balls without my logo on it?

ANSWER: Yes we can ship you any quantity under the minimum order quantity as long as you don't need your logo printed on them.

What do I do about artwork on stress balls?

ANSWER: Artwork for these balls should be minimal. The space you have to work with is about one and 1/2 inch in diameter. The trouble is, sometimes the type gets distorted by the shape of the ball, which is why, when it comes to stress ball art: less is more. Email your artwork to erica@stressstop.com and we'll mail you back a proof that shows you how the artwork will look on the ball when you get it back. After your approval we'll go ahead and print it. We can help you create rounded type. $50 set up fee.