When hearing the words "bed of nails" most people instantly think of an elderly Indian lying on sharp metal nails whilst getting heavy blocks stacked on top of him, all in favour of amusing the crowd. The truth is, as painful as it may look, it does not hurt, as the body weight of the fakir and the blocks are distributed evenly over the many nails.
Before the bed of nails was an aid for stunts in fairs and markets, it is believed to have been used by ancient Gurus and Yogis in the practice of healing and meditation. The origin of bed of nails is in Indian mysticism, and it is believed to have been around for hundreds of years. Today it is "re-invented" in a more modern form, as a mattress with more than 6,000 non/toxic plastic spikes, harmless to the skin but with all the healing benefits of its legendary ancestor!
How do I use Bed of Nails?
Bring out your Bed of Nails when needed, preferably daily. Put your Bed of Nails on the floor or on your bed. Lie down how you prefer for at least 10 minutes. As a new user you may want to start off with a shorter time, closer to 10 minutes, until the body and the skin get more used to the nails.
In the beginning, if you are sensitive, You may also start off with putting a light cloth or using a t-shirt while getting used to the nails. The sensation you are looking for, in order for Bed of Nails to work optimally, is a "good" pain. In other words don't be alarmed if it stings a bit, this only means it is working! It´s completely harmless to lie for a longer period of time on Bed of Nails, or even to fall asleep for a while. Bed of Nails can be used for different body parts, please take a look at the pictures for inspiration. The sensations and results may vary from person to person.
How does Bed of Nails work?
Bed of Nails is an excellent aid in self-treatment and stimulating energy in the body. Bed of Nails may also help the body rid itself of toxins, so it is important to remember to drink water after using Bed of Nails.
Bed of Nails works similar to acupuncture, the pressure of the rounded nails against the skin may help the body release endorphins, the body's very own "happiness drug" which provides a sense of joy, energy and painrelief, and oxytocin, which makes You calm and relaxed ( yes, it is possible to feel energetic and be relaxed at the same time!). Everybody reacts differently to Bed of Nails, and the effects can even vary from time to time; You may feel tired, hungry, happy, alert. Alot of people experience feelings of happiness, relaxation and hightened body temperature.
If Bed of Nails is used regularly for a long enough period of time it may alleviate:
- Back pain
- Muscle aches
Bed of Nails may also reduce the appearance of cellulite. The nails will create more blood flow to the area on which Bed of Nails is used and this can help break down the fat groupings which causes the cellulite's plumpish display. Since Bed of Nails helps the body rid itself of toxins this might also help reduce cellulite.
A closer look at:
Endorphins are neurotransmitters, or peptides, and the word is short for endogenous and morphine, meaning morphine-like created by the body itself. Endorphins reduce pain and create feelings of euphoria and wellbeing.
Oxytocin is a hormone that is released in the blood stream, during for example childbirth, sex or, according to some scientists, massage. When released, it helps the body recuperate, as well as create a feeling of calm and satisfaction.
Warning! Bed of Nails has sharp plastic nails attached on one side. Please keep away from small children and pets. Bed of Nails should not be used in case of skin irritations, haemophilia or the intake of anticoagulants. If you are uncertain regarding any health-related issues, always consult your doctor before use. All use of this product is solely at user's risk and the producer/seller assumes no liability for any losses, injuries or damages as may result from use thereof. The product is wrapped in plastic. To avoid danger of suffocation, keep away from babies and children.