How do I use it? The Proppr should sit neatly to the side of your toilet when not in use. Just bring it to the front of the toilet and put your feet on top of it when using. My bathroom is small – will the Proppr store easily? Yes. We have designed The Proppr to fit neatly and discretely to the side of your toilet no matter how small your bathroom. Does the Proppr have a secondary function? We’re going to go with a No! Our firm belief is that if The Proppr has a secondary function (like a magazine rack, toilet-roll holder, mini step in the bathroom) it would cease to be used for its primary function! We want the Proppr to just be used for what it was intended to be used for! However…we have had some feedback that this works perfectly as a meditation stool! We’re cool with that…just don’t stand on it! Will it be the right height for me? We have done extensive testing and prototyping to come up with what we believe is the perfect “catch-all” height. The Proppr is slanted on the top – 23cm on one side and 21 cm on the other – depending on your preference, you can turn the Proppr around to have a different height. Depending on future feedback, we may consider developing different height options. It’s wood – is it waterproof? The Proppr has been tested in high-traffic bathrooms as well as being subjected to many water and heat tests. Our lacquer is highly water-repellant and is designed to repel moisture and direct water contact. Can I stand on it? No! The Proppr has been designed to withstand the weight of your feet, but not the full weight of your body. Please do not stand on it! Is the Proppr for men and women? Yes absolutely! The Proppr is for anyone with a body! How hygienic is the Proppr? We have coated the Proppr with a toxic-free varnish that will wipe down very easily. With any bathroom space, you have to keep things clean on a regular basis. If you wipe down the Proppr with a damp cloth regularly, you will have one super hygienic item! Is the Proppr as effective as Squatting? Squatting is the ultimate position because it’s how nature designed us to completely release. However! The reality is that the Western loo is not going to disappear overnight and Westerners are not going to take to squatting en masse. The Proppr gets you comfortably very close to the perfect squatting/releasing alignment (releasing the kink in your gut and allowing the colon to straighten) and is suitable for most levels of flexibility. Is The Proppr portable? Yes. Although it doesn’t collapse, it can easily fit into your carry-on bag (for example) with all your clothes and belongings packed around it! Will it work with any toilet? Yes – it will work with any toilet. We deliberately designed the Proppr NOT to wrap around the toilet bowel for aesthetic reasons and also because of the wide variety of toilet designs available today. Also toilet heights vary so we chose a height that will be a good common denominator. Will The Proppr assist my bowel problems? Using the Proppr may help with many bowel issues. Again you won’t know until you try it. In cultures where squatting is the norm and the bowel is emptied completely each day, the incidence of many common bowel problems are extremely low. Anecdotally the Proppr has helped many people, and it certainly won’t do you any harm to try it! Will using The Proppr help with constipation? Using The Proppr may assist with constipation. You won’t know until you personally give it a go. Many factors could contribute to a blocked colon: dehydration, lack of fibre in diet, lack of exercise or eating the wrong foods – so your constipation may not just be associated with your posture. Anecdotally, the Proppr has helped many other people and it most certainly won’t cause any harm for you to try. How does The Proppr compare to similar products on the market? There are a small range of bathroom footrests on the market that offer similar benefits – but where the Proppr differs is the style, design and environmental consideration. We aimed to create a beautiful, minimalist footrest that would be a stylish addition to a designer bathroom. It’s a functional piece of bathroom furniture to be proud of. It says you care about your health yet you don’t need to sacrifice style! Also, at every point of the process we have used products that are Environmentally sustainable – no cheap plastic! Can I use the Proppr as a step stool? No… The Proppr has NOT been designed to take a persons full weight. It will only take the weight of your legs when seated on the toilet. The angle on the top of the Proppr has been deliberately designed so that you’re not prompted to step on it! Will my doctor approve? Some doctors will love The Proppr and encourage its use! Others may be sceptical! Our advice is to trust your own body and try it for yourself. The Proppr is completely safe! What is the Proppr made from? The bulk of the Proppr Original is handcrafted from Australian sustainably sourced plywood. Our packaging is mostly recycled and also made from sustainable plantations. Why not squat on the toilet seat? You could squat on the toilet seat – but for may people in the Western world squatting is super difficult (knee/hip flexibility). You can absolutely try it, but it’s a little more dangerous (risk of slipping and breaking the toilet seat)! Using the Proppr is a safe alternative.
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