Human pin cushion
I have just bought a “Shatki Mat” also known as a “Nail Mat”. I was told by a friend how good they are for increasing your energy levels throughout the day. I am just getting over a very bad chest infection, so I thought I would buy one and try it out. I bought one from EBay for £12.00 with free postage, it arrived a couple of days later.
On examination of the mat, it consists of a pillow case with lots of hard plastic pads, full of sharp points, fixed all over the surface, it is a bit like an Indian nail bed Fakirs lie on. I was warned it is painful to lie on until you get used to it. I thought I will give it a go tomorrow morning, when I awake.
Morning arrived and I laid out my mat on the bed, and then laid my bare back gingerly down onto my modern day version of the bed of nails. It was a bit painful at first but this wore of in a few minutes or so. My back started to feel warm and I could feel my pulse beating in my lower back, it became very relaxing and I thought to myself how glad I was for buying it. I will try it tonight when I go to bed it is supposed to give you a great sleep after lying on it for 20 minutes.
My back looked like a pin cushion after using the mat (see enclosed pics), I was glad to see that there was no blood. I do feel invigorated, and I am looking forward to my next session. Below are some uses for this strange mat.
Acupressure/Shatki mat, or nail mat, is right for anyone that wants to have more energy! If you’re stressed out, sleep poorly, have low energy, muscle tension, stiffness, headache, back or neck pain, or simply need a better and more complete rest, then this Mat could be the thing for you Functions: 1. Reduced pain in back, neck, shoulders, hips and joints 2. Improved circulation 3.
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