The mystical bed of nails originated over 1,000 years ago in Asia, used by gurus in the practice of meditation and healing. Today we have embodied all the acupressure principals in an innovative re-invention with numerous healing benefits. Our genuine 21st century Bed of Nails® is a profound life changing experience that may induce deep relaxation, stimulate energy, relieve pain and heighten happiness.

When hearing the words “bed of nails” the picture that most often comes to mind is that of an elderly Indian lying on sharp metal nails whilst heavy blocks are stacked on top of him. It is a baffling image and probably seems mere entertainment, all in favor of amusing a crowd. The truth is, as painful as it may look, it does not hurt, as the body weight of the fakir and the blocks are distributed evenly over the many nails.

Before the bed of nails was an aid for stunts in fairs and markets, it is believed to have been used by ancient Gurus and Yogis in the practice of healing and meditation. The origin of bed of nails is in Indian mysticism, and it is believed to have been around for thousands of years. Today we have reinvented it in a more modern form, as a mattress with more than 8,000 non/toxic plastic spikes, harmless to the skin but with all the healing benefits of its legendary ancestor!


Bed of Nails® is similar to acupuncture; the pressure of the rounded nails against the skin may help the body release endorphins, the body’s very own “happiness drug” which provides a sense of joy, energy and pain relief, and oxytocin, which induces a sense of calm (yes, it is possible to feel energetic and relaxed at the same time!).


Bed of Nails is an excellent self-treatment for stimulating energy in the body. While triggering the body’s innate way of healing itself, it is an effective tool for easing tension and inducing a state of deep relaxation. Bed of Nails may also help the body rid itself of toxins, so it is important to drink water after using Bed of Nails.

Everybody reacts differently to Bed of Nails, and the effects can even vary from time to time; after using Bed of Nails, you may feel tired, hungry, happy, alert. Many people experience feelings of happiness, relaxation, improved circulation, heightened body temperature, increased vitality, and a clearer state of mind.


If Bed of Nails® is used regularly for a long enough period of time it may:

  • Improve circulation
  • Increase energy level
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Alleviate headache
  • Relieve tension and muscle aches
  • Improve sleep and relieve insomnia
  • Relieve chronic neck and back pain
  • Activate the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Benefit weight loss by reducing cortisol levels
  • Improve heart rate variability
  • Revitalize and rejuvenate
  • Improve skin complexion
  • Relieve constipation
  • Alleviate malaise

Bed of Nails may also reduce the appearance of cellulite. The nails will create more blood flow to the area on which Bed of Nails is used and this can help break down the fat groupings which causes the cellulite’s plumpish display.


Endorphins are neurotransmitters, or peptides, and the word is short for endogenous and morphine, meaning a morphine-like substance created by the body itself. Endorphins reduce pain and create feelings of euphoria and well-being.

Oxytocin is a hormone that is released in the blood stream, during for example childbirth, sex or, according to some scientists, massage. When released, it helps the body recuperate, as well as creating a feeling of calm and satisfaction.


At Bed of Nails we believe in healthy living and we want to help people create and sustain a healthy lifestyle amid the stresses of our modern world. With this vision we create affordable, well-designed, sustainable products that bring the self-healing benefits of more expensive treatments (such as acupuncture and massage) into the homes and workplaces of people everywhere. We believe that people enjoy life more, and work harder, when they have easy access to user-friendly tools for self-healing. Our aim is as high as healing the world one person at a time.

“Through my own personal experience and health concerns, including an encounter with cancer, I gained a deep understanding and appreciation of how much meditation, relaxation and stimulation of body energy plays a role in self-healing. With Bed of Nails my aim is to share the knowledge I have gained and to bring together the most ingenious and effective products. Products that can empower anyone to enjoy the benefits of self-healing.”


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