June 11th, 2019 by Valentine J. Brkich
I’d popped in to Free Spirit to get a little acupuncture therapy for my neck and shoulders, which, thanks to stress and my sedentary profession, were once again painfully tight. After about five minutes, Shawn was finished doing his thing, and I was on my way to some much needed relief.
I was just about to head out the door when he said, “You wanna try our new BEMER blanket?”
I had no idea what he was talking about, of course. But when it comes to wellness, I’ve come to trust Shawn implicitly.
“You can be like Tom Brady,” he added. “He uses one, you know.”
“Sure,” I said. “I’ll give it a try. But not because of He Who Shall Not Be Named.”
So Shawn led me over to another room where there was a comfy looking recliner covered by a long mat.
“Basically you just lay on it, relax, and let it do its thing,” he said.
BEMER is an acronym for Bio-Electric Magnetic Regulation. The BEMER mat or blanket is a type of Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT) that has been scientifically proven to be beneficial to your health. It works by mimicking the pulsing of the earth’s own magnetic field to stimulate and improve the circulation in your body’s micro vessels, which make up 75 percent of all the vessels in the human body.
Studies have shown that BEMER therapy can help improve sleep, speed up recovery from injuries, improve mental acuity, and reduce overall fatigue. NASA has even used it to design a special type of space suit that improves microcirculation in its astronauts, preventing bone and muscle atrophy in outer space.
I wasn’t necessarily suffering from any particular injury or fatigue at the time, but I’m always up for a little relaxing. So after I took a seat in the recliner, Shawn switched on the mat, turned off the light, and said he’d be back in 10 minutes or so.
I can’t say that I felt anything while lying there, but I could imagine the electro-magnetic pulses penetrating my body, improving my circulation, and, in turn, making me healthier with every passing minute. I don’t know about you, but I’m up for anything that improves your overall wellness when all you have to do is take a 10-minute nap.
So it turns out you don’t have to be some multi-gazillion-dollar-earning superstar athlete to take advantage of state-of-the-art wellness technology. You just have to visit Free Spirit Wellness & Acupuncture in good ol’ Beaver, Pa.
Take that, Tom Terrific.