element’s story begins with a search to find a beautiful, ergonomic and functional massage tool to use in the art of healing. Certified Massage Therapist and Artist, Evan Morganstern, developed and patented the design for the element after years of exploring proper tools to use in his work. By merging the principles of stone therapy, ergonomic deep tissue tools and the aesthetic nature of the healing environment, he created a simple, versatile and effective design.
A Note From the Designer.
element’s creative journey begins when I was working as a massage therapist in Southern California and met a local glass blower named Josiah. I asked Josiah if he had ever made a therapeutic massage tool out of glass and he said “sort of.” With a background in art as well as massage therapy, his response piqued my curiosity and into the world of hard (borosilicate) glass I went…
I offered the Josiah classic wooden “knobble” as preliminary form and we met up in a school bus that was converted into a glass studio. A prototype was created, I studied the properties of borosilicate and thought to myself…”why hasn’t anyone done this yet?”
Josiah recommended that I keep it a boutique item but I saw the product in a much bigger light. These things should be everywhere and the shape needs to be perfect.
I went to a number of glass blowers in the area, learned a few tricks and decided to make them myself. It took me two years and several hand made molds to shape element into its versatile and beautiful form you see today and I am honored to offer it to the world.