Spotlight on Pranamat Ambassador Margaryta

Spotlight on Pranamat Ambassador Margaryta!

In this, the third installment of our Ambassador Spotlight series, we talk to the incredible & talented ballet dancer Margaryta! (@margo.cher0501)


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Your Health: Weakened Immune System

The immune system is a set of protectors that the body uses to resist bacteria and viruses. As a result of an impairment in the working of this system, very serious illnesses can occur.

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Your health: Migraines

Migraine is a hereditary neurological disorder that manifests as a recurrent, pulsating headache.

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Spotlight on Pranamat Ambassador Valentine

Spotlight on Pranamat Ambassador Valentine!

In this, the second installment of our ambassador spotlight series, we talk to the amazing yoga teacher Valentine R. (@carreyia) from Quebec, Canada!


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Spotlight on Pranamat Ambassador Chelsea

Spotlight on Pranamat Ambassador Chelsea!

This is the first installment of a new series spotlighting our amazing Pranamat ambassadors! We’re starting things off with the very awesome and inspiring Chelsea (@its.healthy.chelsea) of Edmonton, Canada!


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Restorative Yoga Sequence with Pranamat

Restorative Yoga Sequence with Pranamat

Bring massage to your yoga practice! Discover a 14-pose restorative sequence using Pranamat ECO, arranged by Croatian yoga instructor and Thai Massage practitioner Olga Razum Šujica. 

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the benefits of Pranamat ECO

The Benefits of Pranamat ECO

Are you looking for a cost-effective way to renew your body, mind, and spirit? You can feel completely rejuvenated in as little as 15 to 20 minutes a day, all with the assistance of your own Pranamat ECO therapeutic manual massage mat!

Pranamat ECO is designed to help reenergize your body, while helping it feel more fully relaxed.

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treat cellulite

How to treat your cellulite with massage

Cellulite is a problem that all women can suffer from, no matter how thin they are, and no matter how good their diet is. Women get cellulite because of poor circulation. Your tissue retains too much fluid, resulting in those unattractive lumps. Men do not often get cellulite because they do not retain water the way that women do.

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wellness trends to watch in 2016

Wellness trends to watch in 2016

In 2015, we saw a rising number of trends in health and wellness including an upsurge in vegan eating and a more eclectic approach to fitness. Now as 2016 begins, we look forward to yet another year of great wellness trends. But what will those trends be and what will their impact be? We won't truly know until the year gets going, but we do have some things we feel will be worth paying attention to. Today, we'll have a look at a few things that e expect to be trending in 2016.

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Pranamat ECO for better sleep

Tools and tips for a better night's sleep

What many people don’t understand is that making the most out of your sleep has to do with more than a comfy mattress. In fact, the way you spend your waking hours has a huge impact on the way you spend your time dreaming. It’s all about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and paying attention to the needs of your body. A quality therapeutic massage mat like the Pranamat Eco is one tool that can serve as the cornerstone for a quality life and even better sleep. Take a look at the following tips for sleep and see how they can make an impact on your life.

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Why your brain needs more downtime

Our lives are becoming busier every day. As a consistently plugged in society, we often forget that our brain needs time to recuperate and recharge to function. You may notice the strain of a stressful life in physical and mental blocks, such as headaches, frustration, irritability and exhaustion.

Here's why you need some downtime, and how to recharge your brain.

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How to choose a yoga mat?

If you're new to yoga and planning to invest in your first yoga mat, it can seem a little daunting as there are so many different types on the market. A yoga mat isn't something you should choose lightly; the wrong one could make it difficult for you to hold poses and really inhibit your ability to relax your mind and body. Here are just a few tips on how to choose a yoga mat that will serve you through many years of practice.

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pulled back muscle

Actions to take when you suffer a pulled back muscle

Your back pain might be caused by either a muscle or a lumbar (ligament) strain. The obvious step is to consult your doctor, but you may feel that your condition doesn’t really warrant a full medical intervention. Therefore, you want to know what steps you can take yourself, or, if you do consult with a medical practitioner, what the drugs and activities they might prescribe should achieve. 

Firstly, let’s talk about the medication you might use for a pulled back muscle to relieve the pain or discomfort. There are three areas for consideration here. Firstly, to combat the pain itself, you would look for a medication which works by interrupting the pain signals sent from the inflamed area to the relevant part of your brain. Such drugs are known as analgesics, and an example of this type is acetaminophen.

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Getting in the spirit with Pranamat ECO

With Christmas around the corner, we’re all looking for unique ways to show those close to us that we care. The perfect gift idea is something that sends a positive message and offers happiness for days to come. But how can you find the perfect gift without breaking the bank? It would have to be something with all natural quality, that's easy to use, attractive, and has health-boosting benefits that last. What better way to show you care than with the all-in-one body, mind, and spirit-boosting Pranamat ECO?

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massage to ease back pain

Massages to ease back pain

Back pain affects more than half of Americans at some point in their life. No matter your age, weight, job, or outside stresses, your back can be overworked, fatigued, and hurt for periods of time. For any type of back pain, and chronic pain especially, simply taking painkilling medications is not your only option, and there are other methods that can help relieve pain over time. 

Studies have shown that a massage for back pain can be a great way to manage the pain and get relief. Massages can not only relieve short-term pain, but also help with chronic back pain and your overall health. Massages improve circulation, ease muscle tension, and help with flexibility. 

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muscle spasms in back

​How do massage mats help with muscle spasms?

Almost everyone has experienced a cramp at one time or another. Maybe you woke up in the middle of the night with your calf or foot muscle feeling tight, hard, and quite painful. These cramps are due to muscle spasms which occur when one or more of the muscles in your body involuntarily contracts. Most often this occurs in the skeletal muscles. Some examples include back muscle spasms as well as cramps in the arms and legs. You can also have muscle spasms in the neck. 

So, what causes muscle spasms?
Well, there are a few possibilities. The leading causes of muscle spasms, at least skeletal ones, are dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. Poor blood circulation and overexertion are also big factors in spasm occurrences.

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deep tissue massage

​How therapeutic massage mat can improve deep tissue massage?

What is tissue? Well, there are several types of tissue within the human body. Epithelial tissues are those that cover organs, and the most predominant of these tissues is, of course, the skin. Then you have smooth muscle tissue and skeletal muscle tissue. The smooth tissues are found mostly internally in the esophagus, bladder, and other areas. It's the skeletal tissues that are the target of most forms of massage as they are the ones that typically cause soreness and discomfort.

Of the many types of massage, deep tissue work is one of the most beneficial. This form of massage typically focuses only on specific areas and it can be rather intense. There is usually soreness for a day or two following a session, but if done right, the benefits will be worth it. 

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Use Pranamat ECO to de-stress

Use massage mat to de-stress with little effort or cost

With kids starting school, the weather getting colder, work picking up and the holiday season slowly approaching, autumn is easily one of the most stressful times of the year. Without calming beach days and long vacations, it's even harder to de-stress in the coming months. In fact, you may not have any time to set aside for proper relaxation sessions. Luckily, there's now a way to relax without having to stop everything or even really think about de-stressing.

The Pranamat ECO is a massage mat made of eco materials that can help you re-charge with no effort on your part. Take just a few minutes a day to sit or lay on the Pranamat ECO with a cup of tea and a book, and you will instantly notice a difference in your daily stress levels. You can even sit on the Pranamat ECO while working to induce muscle relaxation. There's no certain time of the day you can use the Pranamat ECO...

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