It's very unique the first time you lay on it. You think it's going to hurt you, but it does not! It feels very interesting and you can feel a release of pressure from your body.
Looking at the product, you would think that something called 'Bed of Nails' would be painful! In fact, it is not. When you first lay on it, yes, it does feel odd, but once accustomed, it feels great. You can feel it working.
My father in law loves this mat and said that the acupressure points are not painful to lay down on at all. He said laying in the mat feels really good, which I believe because he doesn't look like he wants to get up whenever he lays on it.
Works great for all people and body types. Can be used in many ways and for varying lengths of time. Great on the feet and back as well as frontal positions. I recommend it to people of all shapes, sizes and ages.
Takes a little getting used to, but you will notice improved muscoloskeletal relaxation the very first time you use it- even if only used for 5 minutes.
I use both the mat and pillow daily and find them very relaxing.
Even though I bought this for my husband, I use it more than he does. So okay I bought it for me. It does make my back feel better when I use it for 10-15 min a day. I think it works.
Getting old and achy
This was a gift. She hasn't recieved it yet but I believe she will love it! My only downside is the bag is a little thin. I wish it was more padded, as this is covered with little spikes. Anyways, great item.