Struggling to think of some original gift ideas for your loved one? Here are a few health and wellbeing focused ideas from our shelves.
1. The Shakti Acupressure Mat
Do you know someone suffering from chronic muscle tension or pain?
Do you know someone who is practising meditation?
Do you know someone who is suffering from stress?
This may well be a life changing gift. It can positively impact on sleep, headaches, back pain, muscle tension, arthritis, sciatica, poor circulation stiff joints and stress.
Acupressure is a natural and effective therapy similar to modern massage, reflexology and acupuncture. It stimulates pressure points to encourage healing in the body.
After 2o minutes lying on a shakti mat deep relaxation is achieved while your whole body receives a therapeutic treatment.
How does it feel when you lie on a shakti mat? Most people feel a little discomfort when they first lie down, but is worth staying put, as within a few minutes the stimulation triggers your body to respond. First, a rush of circulation to the area radiates warmth through the muscles encouraging healing and flushing out toxins. Next the body releases endorphins – our own natural and effective pain relief. The endorphins relax the muscles and provide a profound sense of calm. After a 20 minute session the feeling is entirely different and you will feel pain free, relaxed and at ease lying on the shakti mat. Within the first week of use you may benefit from better sleep, reduced muscle tension, better circulation and a reduction in stress.
The effectiveness of The Shakti Mat is supported by medical experts, clinical research and trusted by world-class athletes.
Each mat is made by hand in a charity workshop in Varanasi, India. The women make them with good pay, good hours, meals, holiday pay and a safe and happy work environment. They are also provided free healthcare for themselves and their families.
There are three options to choose from light, original and advanced: