Ok, so perhaps this doesn't quite constitute exercise, but it certainly falls under the category of health and well being. So that counts as a Gym Bunny review candidate non?
Well I don't care…haha! My Vila Now mat is my new favourite thing, especially post exercise. My enjoyment of it and my enthusiasm to even be able to own one, might seem a tad masochistic, but it's not I swear. In total laymans terms, the Vila Now mat is a short and soft mat covered in plastic spikes. Plastic spikes that you're supposed to lay down on, you know, for your health. Not convinced?
Here's the more technical spiel:
You're more convinced now right? It's hard to describe exactly how it feels. It doesn't hurt, or it does, but in a somewhat pleasurable way. Generally I lie on the mat, mostly after exercise, and when I'm feeling brave (and all the curtains are drawn…) in the nude. I lie there for about 15 minutes. After a few minutes my body starts to warm up and back feels really hot. It's a comfortable, pleasurable sensation and my whole body begins to melt (metaphorically…ha!)
When my 15 minutes is up (as lets face it, that's pretty much all I have time for nowadays) I feel utterly relaxed and contented – which I think is 95% the healing properties of the mat and 5% the fact I've spent time lying down doing nothing! My back is always bright red and very hot – almost like a sunburn – but that dies down within half an hour (and isn't painful) – so I just wouldn't recommend leaving the house in anything strapless or backless immediately!
It's one of those things that despite the "science" and my own experience, I can't even tell you why I love it so much or how or why it works – but I do. It's amazing.
Since I'm unable to explain why I love it succinctly – I'm going to pass the buck and offer one lucky reader the chance to try it for themselves (and then maybe you can explain why it's so amazing)
Entering is easy: All I need from you is comment below telling me why you need your 15 minutes peace! (mandatory entry, one entry per person)
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Contest ends Friday June 24th at Midnight. Winner will be chosen at random.