I mentioned the Bed of Nails Mat in my Don't Forget to Relax post. I had a few people to explain in more description what this mat is and how it helps me. I did do a post on my previous blog but it seemed a bit wishy washy to copy and paste so thought I would do a new post altogether.
I purchased the Bed of Nails mat a while ago after hearing Vivanna Does Make Up mention it and knew I had to give it a try. I've had back and neck pain for as long as I can remember so anything that can help reduce the pain I am happy to consider or give it a try. I purchased this off Amazon for £25 which is half the price of the retail price. A lot of other websites have it at a higher price - so if you want to purchase this I definitely recommend you do via Amazon. After it turned up I was really hesitant to use it as it really does look frightening when you first look at it.
The mat itself is covered with 230 acupressure points. It has around 6440 nails per mat. Can you see why I was scared now? The way it works is suppose to be in a similar way that acupuncture would work. It helps focus in on pressure points on the body to get energy stimulating around the body. It claims to do a whole load of things but I'm guessing the results vary from person to person. Some of these is that it claims to get rid of toxins in the body so I would really recommend you have a glass of water after using it. The pressure points are suppose to help release endorphins and oxytocin to assist in feeling relaxed and to help reduce pain. If you want to find out more of the benefits it claims to do please go check out the website as it contains the full list there.
When I first used this product I had my tshirt on and done about 10 minutes then increased each time I used it. Now I spend around 30-40 minutes on it and can lay directly upon it. It doesn't hurt, it's a weird sensation when you first lay on it but I think that's more getting used to it. Once you do get used to it you will wonder why you didn't try it before trust me. It leaves my skin feeling as if it's heated up but in a really nice way and I have a really good nights sleep almost every time I use this. I don't know what it does but I usually have issues sleeping and for this to help is a big deal. I feel very relaxed after and the pain does reduce especially on my back. It sometimes doesn't help my neck - but the pain is so much worse in my neck so I'm not too surprised. I have honestly noticed a huge difference in using this. I think it's best to use it in the evening before you plan to go to bed. If you do suffer from neck or back pain or generally have issues relaxing or switching off I definitely recommend this to you. It's made such a huge difference to me.
Will you be trying this? What do you think of acupressure mats?