tried and tested: Pranaline Pranamat
A number of years ago I was introduced to the Pranaline Pranamat, a self-healing tool that helps to relax and revitalise the body and mind. Initially I was attracted to the colours and 100% natural and eco-friendly materials, but on hearing the health benefits all I wanted to do was road test one. The reason being, is that I spend a large portion of my day working on my laptop, and as a result tension is sometimes held within my shoulders and back.
Those health benefits that I was so impressed with are as follows:
Regular use of the pranamat helps you to relax and stimulate a quicker self-healing process of your body by:
– increasing your energy levels
– helping with depression and stress
– acting as a powerful pain killer
– easing muscle spasms, reducing muscle tension, and easing spinal problems
– compensating for lack of physical activity (e.g. plane flights, prolonged travel by car, prolonged work at the computer, illnesses connected with immobility)
– helping to improve metabolism and help to reduce fat and cellulite
Sounds pretty good, don’t you think!
So after much anticipation a box arrived from Europe and I excitedly tore apart the packaging to inspect every little detail. The quality and materials instantly won my heart as everything had been thought of to place the Pranaline in a league of it’s own. It’s that same old story … you get what you pay for. High quality materials and finishings that undoubtedly ensure that the product will stay in great shape for years and years.
After laying on the Pranaline Pranamat for 30 minutes I sincerely noticed the relaxation effect it had on my body and mind, similar to a meditation session. For 6 weeks I used the pranamat religiously to help make the transition from ‘working day’ to ‘relaxed evening’ and it certainly helped.
What really surprised me was when I woke up with not much energy one day. Remembering that the Pranamat can also be used as a tool to help increase your energy levels I thought, “why not give it a go”. After 20 minutes of laying on the Pranamat I stood up and was intensely surprised that my energy levels were indeed restored. Wow, this thing actually does what it says it does.
It’s now 6 years on, and I’m still as much in love with my spiky little friend as I was when we first met. Whenever I’m a little stressed, I lay on it for 30 minutes and focus on my breathing and every time without fail I get up feeling more relaxed. Whenever I can’t get to sleep at night I lay on it in bed and 90% of the time end up falling asleep on it. Joy! Whenever I have that oh-so-lovely lower back pain around “moon time”, I pull out the Pranamat and lay on it and it magically helps dissipate the pain. I don’t know what I’d do without the Pranaline Pranamat in my life.[side note: more recently I was struck down with the mother of all back pains + sciatica + couldn’t sit on a chair and was resigned to either laying horizontal or standing … I think you get the picture … and oh my goodness, the Pranamat became my best friend and was one of the few things that relieved the pain I was in.]
How does the Pranaline Pranamat work?
The Pranamat is based on the principles of acupressure and reflexology, and works on the premise that the tiny lotus spikes stimulate active nerve centres and intensify the local blood flow and lymph circulation. This reflective action triggers the release of endorphins – a natural pain killer and happiness hormone – that are effective in blocking pain, and producing analgesia and a sense of wellbeing.
So happy with these results I was inspired to share my experience by making the Pranamat available for purchase in Australia here at Be Naturallyou as it is the only acupressure mat which is genuinely made of 100% pure and natural materials:
~ Cover is made from pure linen and colored with an eco-friendly non-allergic dye.
~ Mattress cover is made from pure un-dyed, non-smelling cotton, which helps the air to access your body.
~ Mattress filler is made from coconut fibers, which is one of the most natural and healthy components that can ever be used inside a mat and which provides an easy air circulation between the Pranamat and your skin. (other mats have a plastic foam interior)
~ Lotuses (spikes) are made from H.I.P.S. plastic, which is hypo-allergenic, test-proven lack of interaction with foodstuffs, test-proven absence of heavy metals, highly stable in its form and not fragile, eco friendly and always suitable for re-processing.
~ Glue is not used in Pranamat Eco. Spikes are placed on the cover by using special heating technology.
Not only is the massage mat’s overall look important, but its inner components are the most important role for your health and wellbeing.
The Pranamat helps to improve energy levels, ease stress and tension, and help to promote a peaceful night’s sleep. In a world where we lead increasingly busy lives, spending more time at work and bringing that stress from work to the home environment, many of us are finding it more and more difficult to naturally relax in the evenings. I can’t recommend the Pranamat enough for making that transition and releasing the day’s stress to help promote a peaceful night’s sleep.
The Pranaline Pranamat is available for purchase in Australia here