Thursday, October 28, 2010

Oh my aching back!!

How many times do you hear a pregnant Mom say that? For me, that carries on into nursing, many times for the first few months my shoulders and upper back will ache from holding my little one to nurse. My sweet husband gives me many back rubs during those long months of pregnancy and nursing.

I was intrigued when I read a review of the Spoonk Rider Acupressure Mat, and I was excited to be sent one to review. I have always been a firm believer that our bodies have pressure points that help relax us, and even help heal our bodies to some degrees. My sister is currently going to have Acupuncture treatments each week, and has found help from them.

The Spoonk Rider Acupressure Mat has 6,210 small spikes that provide equal pressure on your body. Simply lay on the mat on the area that you are wanting to treat, and allow the mat to stimulate blood circulation and relax muscle tension.

The Spoonk Rider acupressure mat is an all-natural product. It consists of a 100% cotton cover, recyclable non-toxic ABS plastic spikes, and natural foam created with Variable Pressure Foaming™ technology. I was very impressed that there was no smell of plastic at all when I took the mat out of the box. There is no off gassing at all.

I have used the mat at night when I go to bed. The first time I used it I became dizzy, which seems to be common as they give instructions to stop using it when it makes you dizzy. So it must be working! Last night my varicose veins were really hurting in my leg, so I laid on the mat to try and get the blood circulation going better. The pain did stop after a while! I was amazed over the list of what they claim the mat can help:

Improve blood circulation
Boost energy
Achieve deeper sense of relaxation
Ease muscle tension
Reduce back, neck, hip and joint pain
Release endorphins Increase oxygen flow Induce and deepen sleep
Improve digestion
Strengthen immune system
Slow aging
Stimulate libido
And much, much more

I do have to give a disclaimer that I am not in support of some of the pictures they use for advertising purposes. Anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis knows that I'm a modest Mom, and I'm not ashamed about it! Also, while I am a believer in Acupuncture, I very much balance it with the word of God. Many times you can swing to far into alternative medicine and start believing in healing your inner spirit, etc. and I do not believe in anything that is related to a New Age philosophy. That being said, I think this mat could be a big help for those that struggle with neck pain, back pain, etc.

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You can buy a Spoonk Rider Acupressure Mat for $69.00 dollars.

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