As seen on Sky 1's Angela & Friends
Sarah Bird Radio Interview
Listen to Sarah Bird speaking about the benefits of the Yantra mat and about how acupressure works. Read more about Sara Bird.
Yantra acupressure mat
Daily Mail recommend Yantra Mat as a ‘Christmas gift that will make you healthier’ Daily Mail December 2010
Daily Mirror features Yantra Mat as a ‘festive energy booster’ Daily Mirror December 2010
Arthritis News tester Rebecca O’Sullivan tried the Yantra Mat “When I first saw the mat, I thought that there was no way I could lie on it – it is really sharp. However, lying on it is actually quite comfortable and does not hurt at all…Everytime I used it, the tension in my upper back eased and I did not have my usual pain as my back was not aching as much, I slept better too soo it has been a very good stress reliever…I felt that I have benefited from the mat and am very happy with it.” Arthritis News August 2010
‘Dr Deborah McManners recommends trying the Yantra Mat to help avoid jet lag’ Health and Fitness June 2010
"Yantra Mat rated 8 out of 10 in ‘6 of the best Stressbusters" Daily Mail, September 2010
"The hurts-so-good benefits of a 90 minute massage in 10 minutes flat" Marie Claire, August 2010
"Skip hiring a masseuse or acupuncturist, and do it yourself with this acupressure spike mat." Shape, August 2010
"When I reached 15 minutes, I actually felt equally relaxed and invigorated, as if I had just received a massage." Fitness magazine, June 2010
"Acupressure may be useful as supplemental treatment for conditions such as allergies, colds and influenza, menstrual cramps, depression, fatigue, hangovers, nasal congestion and insomnia." LiveStrong.com June 2010
"Based on the same concept as lying on a bed of nails - but without the pain - the Yantra Mat works on the body’s acupressure points to gently release endorphins and oxytocin (the body’s ‘peace and calm’ hormones). The result? A tremendous feeling of relaxation, and an almost soporific calmness." Harper’s Bazaar, April 2010
"The new craze, which is heading our way straight from Sweden... The Yantra Mat is the best thing since sliced bread"Daily Mirror, March 2010
Yantra Mat is listed in 3 ways to...’aid a good night’s sleep’ Take it Easy, March 2010
Yantra Mat featured in the ‘Everyone's talking about’ section, where Health Editor, Janet Horwood said: "Yantra Mat is best for insominia, stress, flagging, energy levels and general aches and pains...it’s a little uncomfortable to start with, but relax and you’ll start to feel a soothing heat as blood circulates to the area. Most people lie on their back, but you can also lie face down or roll the mat up like a pillow to loosen tension in the neck or your jaw" Women’s Weekly, March 2010
Yantra Mat featured in ‘2 to try for Natural Relaxation’ where the tester felt more energised after using it. That’s Life Magazine, March 2010
Featured as one of 3 ‘Acupressure ‘remedies to go’ in Woman Magazine, February 2010
One million Swedes bought one of these odd-looking mats last year - and we reckon they're the quickest way to have a 20-minute chill-out session without paying for a full-body massage. Our testers said "it can initially be a little painful, but after a while you feel a warm tingle of relaxation through your body" Good Housekeeping, February 2010
Voted in '3 of the Best' Easy Living Magazine, February 2010.
"Who can afford a massage or, like, getting to the spa? Roll out a Yantra Mat and you're ready to go. " The Tyra Banks Show, February 2010
"Brilliant for boosting your energy levels and getting a good night's sleep…Zzzzzzzzz" Celebrity Diet Now magazine, February 2010.
Listed in Wellbeing feature in Sportsister Magazine, February 2010.
"Try DIY acupressure. Unblock trapped energy with the new Yantra Mat" Daily Mirror, January 2010.
Yantra Mat voted 'Best for beating pain and stress' Now Magazine, January 2010.
Featured as energy solution in Bella Magazine, January 2010.
Chosen as 'New Year buy for holistic beauty' and voted in the 'Top 10 cheer-me-up remedies' All About You website, January 2010.
'For the runner who has everything' Runner's World website, December 2009.
Featured on BBC 2's Something For the Weekend
Voted in 5 of the best Christmas Gifts by OK Magazine, December 2009.
Featured in the health section in Gadgets to help you stay stress-free…' The Sun, December 2009.
"…Lie back on a Yantra Mat and enjoy an acupressure massage. It will help restore sleep patterns, reduce stress and boost energy…" Daily Record, December 2009.
"…the mat can also be folded and placed under your head like a pillow to help loosen tightness in the neck and jaw, or used on a chair to ease tension in the back… " Northern Echo, December 2009.
"….for sufferers of lower back pain caused by stress like myself, the Yantra Mat will prove a useful additional tool to loosen muscles around problematic areas of the back…" Evening Standard, November 2009.
"…suffering from sore rib muscles after a bout of pneumonia, I used this on my bed for a couple of nights and found it surprisingly soothing…" Bournemouth Daily Echo, November 2009.
"Lying on a bed of nails may seem an unlikely way to relax, but a new mat uses that original Eastern principle to help relax and heal the body. The Yantra Mat has more than 200 spiked disks which are worryingly sharp to the touch, but mercifully just prickle gently when you lie on them as they allow your weight to be distributed evenly. The design is based on the ancient Chinese principles of acupressure, with the contact points boosting circulation and prompting the body to release endorphins and oxytocin. These are the body's pain relieving and happiness hormones…" Wigan Evening Post, November 2009.
Listed in 'Top Christmas Gifts', Woman's Way magazine November 2009.
Voted one of the Best Buys in the Irish Independent, Health & Living supplement November 2009.
"Check out the mat that's taking Scandinavia by storm – the Yantra mat." U Magazine, November 2009.
Voted as part of the This Week's Greatest Hits section, Sunday Tribune, November 2009.
"Portable Stress Relief", Cork News, November 2009.
"We have no complaints or returns of the Yantra Mat… and some of our employees have bought their own Yantra Mat and are very pleased. I also think a lot of people who buy it have had it recommended by someone they know…" Intersport store, Sweden.