WHY CHOOSE THE SENSORY STEAMROLLER DELUXE...
A SensoryStore.com favorite for schools, therapy gyms, occupational therapy settings, and more, the Sensory Steamroller® provides therapeutic activity and an enjoyable way to experience deep pressure stimulation for kids, teens and adults.
Additionally, those who respond positively to pressure and compression stimulation will enjoy spending hours in between the compression rollers of the Sensory Steamroller®. Anyone using the Steamroller will enjoy the challenge of crawling between the rollers and feeling the safe pressure of being squeezed by the firm but padded roller tubes.
The Steam Roller can be used while conducting other therapies or activities. For example, allow children to hang out in the Steamroller® to complete an activity while in the prone position, or use in advance of tasks that require focus to first create calm. The Steamroller® sensory roller does more than deep pressure stimulation. For example, it also allows children to work on motor planning skills, body awareness and shoulder stability by physically manipulating their bodies into and out of the Steamroller®. Add the Steamroller® to your therapy practice or your in-home sensory room.
Finally, the Steamroller® is constructed to withstand use by small children to adults and the Steamroller® pressure wheel compression can be customized to meet the needs of different users by simply adjusting the proprietary bungee bands. The Steamroller® includes (2) sets of bungee bands that allow you to customize the experience to any pressure need. Colors may differ from product display images.
Supervise children at all times while using the Steamroller®.
Dimensions: 29″W x 33.5″L x 16″H
Roller: 7″diameter x 22.5″ width
What is a Sensory Steamroller?
The Sensory Steamrollers are innovative tools that offer a great way for a child to experience deep pressure stimulation independently. Kids simply squeeze themselves through articulating, padded rollers that are adjusted to varying degrees of compression using strong rubber tubes.
Deep pressure stimulation is recognized as a therapeutic activity by behavioral specialists and child psychologists. The effect of the physical pressure creates an enjoyable way to experience deep pressure stimulation.
Some children seek deep pressure sensations, and the Sensory Steamroller is a fun way to get it! Most kids will love the challenge of crawling between the rollers and being flattened by the Steamroller®.
The Steamroller® can accommodate a small child up to an average-sized adult. The pressure may be increased or decreased by adjusting the tension bands. Comes with (2) sets of bands so you can increase the pressure.
The amount of downward pressure from the top rollers is adjustable. Minimum pressure is achieved by hooking the bottom loop of the spring in the top hook of the bracket on each side. To increase the amount of pressure, move the spring loop downward and hook it on a lower hook. There are two spring loops per roller, one on each side. Both spring loops must be hooked on the same hook on each side to exert equal pressure on both sides. HOWEVER, you may adjust the pressure for one roller independently of the other.
Who Could Benefit from a Sensory Steamroller?
Kids of all ages with sensory issues may benefit from using a Sensory Steamroller. In particular, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder enjoy the deep pressure stimulation that comes from the Steamroller. Others with conditions like ADHD, Aspergers or ADHD may also benefit from using the device.
The robust design of the Steamroller makes it suitable for larger children and average-size adults. The tension of the rollers can be adjusted to meet the preferences of the child. To add more pressure, simply adjust the tension bands until the desired level of compression is reached.
How do I use the Sensory Steamroller?
Therapists will always find new and inventive ways to use the Sensory Steamroller device. However these suggestions will help make it easier and more comfortable to introduce children to the Steamroller (note, it is not necessary to follow exactly).
Many children will be more comfortable going through the Steamroller once they have done it a few times.
1. Adjust the springs on the sides to provide the amount of pressure as desired (see IMPORTANT NOTES below).
2. Kneel in front of the rollers. Try to kneel with your knees apart, so that you can keep your back flat as you push through.
3. Push yourself in between the rollers, hands and arms first (like Superman). It helps to turn your head to the side to keep your nose from getting squeezed too hard. Keep your back as flat as possible.
4. Push your arms, head, neck and shoulders through both sets of rollers. Once you are this far in, you may either continue through the rollers, or remain here and enjoy the deep pressure. You may also roll back and forth as desired.