Shakti Mat

(52 Posts)
Annoy Sun 03-Jan-21 20:43:49

I’ve just ordered one! I’m hoping I haven’t been sucked in by marketing as I could really do with releasing the tension in my shoulders!

Anyone else have one? The reviews look great!

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countdowntonap Sun 03-Jan-21 20:47:17

Yes - I have been using mine for 10+ years and I love it. I use it for relaxation, and often nap on it.

Annoy Sun 03-Jan-21 20:56:27

Ooh fab! I’m really looking forward to using it

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Haggisfish Sun 03-Jan-21 20:57:12

I love mine too! Was quite sceptical but it’s fab.

KindergartenKop Sun 03-Jan-21 22:51:08

They look painful

Winterplant Sun 03-Jan-21 22:54:07

I think the science is they work by causing pain which releases endorphins sad

DiscontentedWoman Sun 03-Jan-21 22:56:20

Mine isn't shakti brand but I love it. Great for "stress-first-aid" I find

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Haggisfish Sun 03-Jan-21 22:57:14

It isn’t sore. They force you to relax equally across your whole body otherwise it is sore!

Annoy Mon 04-Jan-21 07:24:03

I love my foam roller, and that’s painful! Maybe I’m a sadist 🤣

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devildeepbluesea Mon 04-Jan-21 07:25:34

I've got one and I really like it. Back has improved and so has my sleep.

But getting off is........ouchy!!!

Annoy Mon 04-Jan-21 07:29:43

Yes I’ve heard that it’s tricky to get off! 🙈

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AdultHumanFemale Mon 04-Jan-21 07:34:10

I used to know the family who developed this product and they are the loveliest people. We lived in the same village and went to nursery together.

Thirtyysomething Mon 04-Jan-21 07:38:31

I bought one just before Christmas. It eases my shoulder pain and helps me sleep. I don’t find it too painful, I even fell to sleep on it the other evening!

Bingowin Mon 04-Jan-21 09:02:20

Where is the best place to buy one?

Annoy Mon 04-Jan-21 19:09:24

AdultHumanFemale

I used to know the family who developed this product and they are the loveliest people. We lived in the same village and went to nursery together.

That’s nice 🙂

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Annoy Mon 04-Jan-21 19:10:31

Bingowin

Where is the best place to buy one?

I just bought it direct from their website... shaktimat.com they have a discount code: EARLYBIRD 😀

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KennethBakeOff Mon 04-Jan-21 19:49:36

They are fantastic. I've graduated to the hardcore one!

The 'dismount' needs to be done quickly after a deep breath, a bit like ripping off a plaster.

I find I sleep like a baby afterwards, occasionally I get an almost stoned feeling when lying on it.

Weaverspin Mon 04-Jan-21 19:54:44

Haggisfish

It isn’t sore. They force you to relax equally across your whole body otherwise it is sore!

So I guess it's not going to be as helpful if you have an asymmetric body? I have scoliosis, and the twist in my spine means my ribs stick out on one side of my back. That would mean the spikes would stick in there much harder than elsewhere, I'm thinking...

Toddlerteaplease Mon 04-Jan-21 19:57:14

Yes. It's brilliant. I sleep
Like a log after using it.

Crunchiedelight Mon 04-Jan-21 19:58:17

I have one and absolutely love it, so relaxing and definitely relieves pain. My husband thought it was a waste of money and very skeptical and now uses it religiously!

I find getting off of it slowly works best, if I go quickly it’s too sore for me!

AnotherFuzzyJumper Mon 04-Jan-21 19:59:45

Love my one. I get tension headaches from stiff shoulders and neck and it always relieves it.

yogafairy Mon 04-Jan-21 20:05:19

I love mine. I actually look forward to getting on it at night and usually fall asleep on it. I also stand on it on the morning when I first get up.

Toddlerteaplease Mon 04-Jan-21 20:41:02

I don't find it painful when I get up.

Bingowin Mon 04-Jan-21 21:15:10

@Annoy Thanks for the code, just ordered mine!

Yodabrussel Mon 04-Jan-21 21:16:35

@yogafairy me too!!

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