Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Pranamat ECO

The Pranamat ECO is a therapeutic manual massage mat that is said to help relieve minor muscle aches and pains. As both the mister and I suffer with backache for various reasons, I was delighted to be asked to review the mat to put it through its paces and see whether or not it could offer any relief.


Pranamat ECO
Pranamat ECO
Pranamat ECO
Pranamat ECO
Made from all-natural coconut, linen and cotton fibres which are kind to the skin and cause no further irritations. It is soft to the touch, pliable and moves naturally with your body making it a delight to lay on. But what about those spiky little sticking up things I hear you ask. Well the HIPS plastic Lotus Massagers are made from the same plastic used to make medical instruments and the design of a Lotus Flower to help with your therapeutic massage, they are not painful, do not pierce the skin and are really comfortable to lay on. The lotus pattern actually helps to activate the body into boosting its natural defences, metabolism, blood circulation and stimulates the lymph nodes. The end result is an enhanced resistance to inflammation and an increase in endorphins, which serve as your body’s most powerful natural painkillers.


Pranamat ECO
Pranamat ECO

Pranamat states: ‘The effects of the Pranamat are incredibly similar to those of acupuncture. Circulation is improved, toxins throughout the body are eliminated and muscles, joints and tissues are relaxed. The nervous system is also stimulated in order to encourage the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. Not only will persistent pain be reduced, but you’ll experience a heightened state of mental and physical wellbeing.’

The mat can be used for upper, lower and middle back pain, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, help with falling asleep, sciatica, tension relieving and just for relaxation purposes. Here are some of the ways I have used the mat:
  • I roll the mat out onto my bed for using on the whole of my back.  With a pillow beneath my head and shoulders as though I am going to sleep and one under my legs, I lay on top of the mat for up to half an hour, ensuring I have a thin cotton t-shirt on during this time and then just lay back and relax. For me this works really well, whilst the pain I have flares up occasionally, this mat just eases all the tension and soothes the dull ache.
  • I have also taken the mat into work with me to sit on and give my back some relief whilst being sat at the computer when I have back ache, and the relief is just amazing.  I find sitting at a desk staring at a screen can be really uncomfortable, despite having a chair specially designed for those who suffer with back ache.  Adding the Pranamat onto my chair makes sitting there much more bearable and I ache much less.
  • It is also amazing for shoulder aches and pains and when you just haven't got time to go and see a masseuse to get rid of those knots for you, laying down on the Pranamat with the lotus flowers in position to massage your neck and shoulders is just absolute heaven and extremely pain relieving. Carrying around a handbag which is too heavy, often does me no favours what so ever it would seem!
Having used this mat regularly for the last 4 weeks I can honestly say that it does live up to its claims.  It does take a few sessions to get used to the lotus flower spikes, but don't let that put you off, there is a reason they are designed that way and you do get used to them.  I now don't find them as uncomfortable as I did and can happily fall asleep on my mat.  It does help to relieve and give pain relief for aches and pains and it is a great stress and tension buster, perfectly designed to help you chill out, calm down, relax and become calm.

The Pranamat retails for around £90 and you can find it right here in a range of different shades and colours. 

27 comments:

  1. I haven't seen this kind of mats, but I'd love to have one myself. It looks and sounds amazing!!
    I need to check out where can I get it from.

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  2. Wow sounds amazing. Never tried something like this one, feels like it gives a lot of benefits.

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  3. You had me intrigued at the word massage, my weakness! It looks great, do you have to move around on it or stay still?

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  4. It does look a little scary actually! Although I'm still very interested by it!

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  5. I've never seen a mat like this but it's really intriguing. I don't think I could sleep on it though as I move a lot during the night x

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  6. I need one of these both me and my hubby suffer from back/shoulder pain so this would be interesting to try out.

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  7. Ooh, very unusual, I'd be intrigued to try this!

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  8. I've never seen anything like this - how fascinating. If it works it's definitely worth investing in! H x

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  9. As you know I have chronic back issues myself and it is very expensive to get massages so this sounds perfect to me!

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  10. This sounds so good, I need something like this to massage me, as I do alot of exercise, mainly kettlebells which is hard core.

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  11. Ooh this is such a pretty looking mat - and the massage feature looks lovely too!

    Erin xxx
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  12. Oh wow this looks and sounds incredible, really different to other massage mats I've seen xxx

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  13. The spikes look intimidating, but it's great to hear they don't hurt and actually work! My husband just had back surgery, so I'll look into this for him.

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  14. Very cool indeed! Do you wear a shirt when you use it on your back?

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  15. This is very new to me and it sounds really cool. Looking at the photos the lotuses look sharp, but its nice to hear that they are gentle on the skin.

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  16. Never heard of this but it sounds cool. I suffer from back pain sometimes so this would be great.

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  17. This sounds really interesting, it's the sort of thing I think my dad would love to try as he really struggles with back pain sometimes!

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  18. OOh that sounds great - I suffer with sciatic pain and it can be so debilitating.

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  19. This looks great, bet it works wonders. I'd love one for myself!

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  20. Not going to lie, that looks a bit scary. But pretty -- I love the color purple, lol!

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  21. Woah....looks scary! I would be really anxious about trying it out, great to be able to find reviews like this :)

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  22. This sounds interesting, anything that reduces inflammation is a winner in my books

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  23. I've used this before! The product is unbelievably good!

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  24. I'm not sure how I feel about it, but it does look interesting x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  25. I love my Pranamat! I could lie on it all day now lol x

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  26. This looks great, I have never seen or heard of anything like this. I would seriously consider getting one as I am a serious stress head so it would benefit me!

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  27. Very interesting, I have never seen this before. I would so love to try this myself with my back

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