Beauty, Getting fit

Bed of Nails

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.


  1. Liz Burton says

    I have heard fantastic things about this product. Would love to try one on my dodgy back! thanks for the giveaway x

  2. well I like to think I’m adventurous so yes please enter me!

    I broke the rules for people to get free drinks- at least your rule breaking is healthy!

  3. Sounds very interesting. I’d be curious to know if it helps with my back pain! Thanks for the offer!

  4. Brittany says

    This sounds brilliant, would love to try one of these! Enter me please 🙂 Thanks!

  5. I think my husband would love this. The poor guy sits at his desk 6 days a week 12 hours a day and often has back aches, but silly him is too shy to go get a massage. Thanks, Kelleyn

  6. I don’t have back pain but that looks pretty intriguing!! Also my eight year old gives a pretty spectucular back massage for a dollar. Is it wrong to encourage my girls to proffer such services for money? 😉

  7. holy moly, my back tingled just reading about this, I’d love to try it! I’ve even been thinking about acupuncture for migraines. sigh.

  8. Sounds a great idea. I’d love to have a regular back massage to get rid of all those knots and tense bits. Maybe this could be the answer? Hope so.

  9. What an interesting little invention?! My back is hurting more and more… I’m not sure if it’s my age or just the stress of a maid-free household! Either way this sounds fabulous! I hope I win!

  10. ingrid says

    I love the pink n white colour and have read great reviews about it

  11. Kathryn says

    This sounds really interesting. I’ve joined the facebook group, and might be tempted to buy one!

  12. I think I need this-
    Really- either this or just send me the private cook, personal trainer and massage therapist !

  13. That sounds great, I may get one. Do you think it would afford me a moments peace, if I lie on it, the little prickly bits proving a barrier to all toddler intrusion?

    See you soon? x

  14. I would love to try this. Since having S my whole body has been a bit creaky and any time I get a bit of a cold (which seems to be all the time at the moment) my back is one of the first things to complain.

  15. Sounds intriguing! And everytime I buy an Innocent Veg pot (as I did today cos I’m sick of egg on toast for lunch), I think of you! xxx

  16. Helen says

    I can think of numerous members of my family including me who would love a go on this! Please enter me. Thank you.

  17. Oooh this sounds wonderful! I would love one, it would be so nice just to stretch out on…

  18. Well this looks interesting. I would like to give it a try! Now I just need to find the 10-30 minutes a day to lay on it, ha!!

  19. sounds dreamy – can you still move about on it? ie, stretch out your back without scratching it up…

  20. You mean you don’t have a trainer/masseur/therapist at your constant beck and call?? I’m amazed. This bed of nails thing looks quite extraordinary, your friends are very clever x

  21. Do you think I could use this instead of a tens machine in labour? I’m due in five days time… a bed of nails sounds like a dream when up against contractions 😉

  22. Karen says

    I have already heard and read good things about Bed of Nails, and would love to try it out. It looks like a great idea 🙂

  23. you’re not going to believe this..the Swede you’re referring to was my flatmate in NYC… crazy, hey?!

  24. Katie says

    Would love to try this (if 7 month old baby will give me 10 mins to myself 🙂 Please enter me.

  25. Would love this to lie on, my back is dodgy after sitting at my computer day after day.

  26. surreymom says

    Looks awesome – my pregnant, toddler-lifting back would love this!

  27. THis looks really interesting but is it one of those things destined for the back of the cupboard or shed in a few years? and what does it cost?
    I really I think I would buy one and have it hanging around for those moments when I want to self destruct …. I could just lie down and achieve zen like peace.

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