The finger spikey provides firm and textured sensory feedback when rolled up and down the finger. Ideally suited to those that likestrong sensory input. They are made of a powder coated metal that is 'woven' to be stretchy and flexible with firm input to the fingers. Comes in 10 colours & 2 sizes. We have a Spikey Duo set of both sizes of finger spikey if you want to explore preference and function.
The Kaiko Spikey helps with self regulation, calming, focus, concentration, tactile awareness and as a substitution for unhealthy/unhelpful behaviours.
Some ways to use the spikey...
Rollup & down the finger. It can be rolled using the same hand or alternate hand. This is great for focus.
Place on one finger at the base (middle finger often best) &squeeze/clench fist.This is, for most, the way they use it for harm minimisation.
Place on finger &twistaround,applying varying degrees of pressure-dependent on preference. This technique has been particularly helpful for some inminimising self-harmas it can provide the 'hurt' without harm to the skin.
Rubbetween two palms for a scratchy feel.
Hold in one or two hands tofidget.
Please note if wearing the spikey for any period of time that it is important to monitor the skin to ensure it is not compromising circulation.
If wanting to wear it or alter sensory input you can gently over stretch it to increase its size.To do this take your time and very slowly work around ring with both hands putting tension on metal. Needs to be done bit by bit and section by section to create an even stretch. (See video). Over stretching will cause it to loose shape and it will not rebound. Please note once stretched it cannot be unstretched. Thus, not suitable for those that like to pull at things with two hands, like to pull things apart or generally like to test limits of products. Over time the colour may wear/fade, especially if sanitiser/hand creams etc are used.
The finger spikey isn't designed to be twisted back and forth on itself If twisted/rotated it can undo at the join and generally cannot be reconnected. This is not a product fault rather it being used not as intended/within the products limitations.
Made from expandable carbon steel metal material.
Be careful not to over stretch the spikey (See attached pictures for more info)
Not suitable for children under 3 years of age due to small parts.