10 Great Gift Ideas for the Court Reporter or Videographer in Your Life
By Cheryl Mangio – CMRS, CRR, RMR, CCR
Principal, YOM: Full Service Court Reporting, A Veritext Company
Exploring different wellness practices isn’t just a trend—it’s a lifestyle. Make 2020 your best year yet! These gift suggestions can help bring some much-needed relaxation to your hectic work life, making it easier for you to put your well-being first while tackling the rigors of court reporting and the legal industry. At gift-giving time, explore one of these options for decreased physical and mental stress, and ask for what you need. Here’s to your health!
Conair True Glow Paraffin Thermal Bath $29.99
Paraffin therapy is one of the most effective methods of applying deep heat to relieve pain and stiffness in your hands (and feet) with the added bonus of moisturizing your skin. Your hard-working hands will be in wax bath heaven!
HoMedics Ellia Gaze Diffuser with Sound $49.99 (Includes two bottles of essential oils.)
You spend a lot of time at your desk – why not make the most of it by using restorative aromas that can rejuvenate you at once!
MELT Hand & Foot Treatment Kit $49.99
We all know we can do hand exercises or get physical therapy, but have you ever considered MELT? A month ago I stayed at a wellness resort and discovered MELT for hands and feet. MELT was developed by Sue Hitzmann, MS, CST, NMT, to keep her hands in top condition, but she found it changed her entire body, including her neck and shoulders. Read more…
You are a court reporting athlete, and make no mistake – not that you would — you need a recovery balm. Mad Ritual is my favorite.
Body Back Scalp Massager. $5.99
This Body Back Scalp Massager is fast and effective — just like a court reporter.
Release post-deposition tension in your back, arms and legs with this two-in-one roller. This is an interesting and creative roller which can be split into two separate units. You can use the exterior roller to massage your arms and legs (fairly soft), and the interior roller to release tension in your back (more intense with deep grooves).
After writing on your machine all day or working at a desk hour upon hour, aches and pains persist and we all need a little self-care. Why not consider lying down on an acupressure mat to relieve tension or placing an acupressure pillow under your head to soothe a headache? Read more…
Nod Pod Weighted Sleep Mask $32.00
The Nod Pod is custom comfort, with washable BPA-free microbeads for equally weighted and gentle pressure that molds to your eyes and blocks out light. It uses the science of Deep Touch Pressure to foster relaxation, anxiety, stress relief, and better sleep. After a long day of expert witness testimony, you need peace, quiet – and a head hug.
Purple Royal Seat Cushion $87.00
This is great for anyone who spends the majority of the day sitting. It’s designed to perch on an office chair to make it more comfortable, and may even help relieve hip and back pain. You are verbatim royalty and you deserve to be comfortable.
TruMedic Instashiatsu Shoulder and Neck Massager. $89.99
Look at this guy! He’s happy now.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cheryl Mangio started her career as a freelance court reporter in 1981 after graduating from court reporting school in record time. She was one of the first Certified Real Time Reporters (CRR) in Washington State — a coveted designation — and reported numerous high-profile and technically challenging cases for many years. She took the helm as a partner with YOM: Full Service Court Reporting, A Veritext Company to manage their growing business and to lead the firm in trend-setting technology. Cheryl and YOM were at the forefront of introducing online access technology to the legal industry in early 2004, and continue to be earlyadopters of the latest technology. She engages in learning opportunities with like-minded business leaders across the nation and particpates in many associations. Cheryl is dedicated to the court reporting and the legal profession. Her passion is customer service, and she is guardian of the client-centric culture at YOM. She oversees the operations of YOM, ensuring that processes and deliverables exceed expectations; but her priority is educating and supporting court reporters, lawyers, and legal staff on technology, deposition procedures, and legislation.