Added pressure points for Yoga practitioners
The Yantra Mat works on the principle of acupressure. Acupressure is used to relieve a variety of symptoms and pain.
Why it matters
This is a prime example of a new healthcare product for domestic use. The markets of ‘professional’ medical treatment and consumers own ‘self treatment’ are becoming more and more intertwined. Products like the Yantra Mat, that allow self treatment and help people become more responsible for their own health, are increasingly popular. Will new, more extreme specialist products replace the likes of acupuncturists and what other treatments will consumers get their hands on at home?
Source: Wellness Magazine
14. April 2010
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