In an ideal world, I’d have a private cook, a personal trainer that comes to my house and a massage therapist that takes away the strains of my lady-who-lunches lifestyle. In my world, there are Innocent Veg Pots, gruesome Pilates reformer classes and a spiky mat that is supposed to boost my overall wellbeing with only 10 to 30 minutes nail-napping a day.
I have tried my Bed of Nails during the past seven days, and my back feels much less tense after using it. It doesn’t replace a proper massage, but it’s great for what it is and very easy to use. Even better: I am giving one away for you to try at home!
A friend of a friend co-founded Bed of Nails in January 2010 in the UK. The two young women wanted to create a brand that combined Indian mysticism (one of them is half-Indian) with Swedish modernity (the other one is Swedish) and that spoke to everybody (not only people who are very health oriented, but anyone who wants to increase their wellbeing)- as yoga teachers, grandmothers, bankers or Lattemammas alike. They also give 50 pence per sold unit to charity Take Heart India, focused on practical education projects in India.
Reason enough for me to ignore the self-imposed no reviews policy of this blog.
Getting straight to the point, this yoga mat cum acupressure mat features 230 little circular plastic tees which each include 28 ‘nails’, covering a grand total of 6,440 pressure points. Using this mat regularly can help boost circulation, decrease muscle tension, improve digestion and increase endorphins.
Ready to get nailed? Leave a comment below and enter the draw by Saturday, 16.10.10 for your own, wonderfully prickly Bed of Nails in olive green.