The Bellicon was easy to assemble and lighter than expected.
It's surprisingly fun and relaxing. I like bouncing on it in the morning while listening to dance music. Even just a few minutes on the Bellicon each day seems to help strengthen my legs, which were quite weakened during recent chemotherapy for breast cancer.
I underwent axillary lymph node surgery a few months ago and my right arm is at risk for lymphedema. Every day I'm supposed to do a bunch of physical therapy exercises--stretches and weights--and if I do everything as prescribed it would take about an hour and a half. The PT gets a little boring, but I recently tried adding a few minutes of rebounding on the Bellicon in between stretches, and that has provided a much needed energy boost. I'm also pleased to know that rebounding is supposed to be good for the lymphatic system.
I developed a very mild Lymphedema (LE) in my two finger. And per the LE specialist, it's very hard to treat because there're so many nodes to pass through for the fingers to slim back to normal size. I have a busy work schedule and twice a week PT at 8am was just too much for me. And I read about rebounding helps Lymphatic system moving so I gave it a try. After about may be 4-6 weeks, my finger visually were back to normal. I've been rebounding four months (only)....I think I could still feel my fingers were a little swollen when I hold my fist or may be it's psychological...I can't really tell.
I read NY Times Well blog which said rebounding wasn't proven to move the Lymphatic system but we all know if ppl who NEED to move the Lympathic system to be able to survive..this is the only option out there that targets this issue. God knows how long for does it take for some lab to do some research on how effective it is.