Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Talk about getting nailed

Literally. Ouch.

Junior and the spouse are having dinner avec ma mere, so I am catching up on the news (after avoiding it the last five days), and came across this hard-hitting story from The New York Times about Swedish nail beds (or nail mats). Talk about getting nailed in the sack.

But to get to the point, apparently, after the initial pain wears off, nail beds (or nail mats) can be quite relaxing, even therapeutic, alleviating sleep problems and migraines (two of my favorites).

Per The Times article, the mats typically measure about 16 by 28 inches and contain 4,000 to 8,000 spikes.

Four thousand to 8,000 spikes?! Yikes. But apparently fewer would really hurt.

In any case, the nail bed/mat sounds like the perfect gift for all you sadists to give -- to the masochists in your life. (Less than 30 shopping days until Christmas and only 17 until the first night of Hanukkah! Order your nail mat today!)

In the meantime, wishing you and yours a very happy (and healthy) Thanksgiving.


Dave S. said...

I would not combine this migraine remedy with the other oft-cited migraine remedy.

Word verification "splacc" which is perfect for this post.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Martha Kruy said...

Are you giving away one of these for the most creative use of one of these sadistic tools? I've got a million uses...and even more (un)suspecting masochists to use it on!

Happy Thanksgiving! And stellar shopping to those masochists already on-line to fight for deals.


EMM said...

Hmmm. I wonder if they're selling them at IKEA?

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Powaqqatsi said...

They do sell them at Ikea in Sweden; not sure about the states but wouldn't be surprised. My sister-in-law (now visiting us for Thanksgiving) who lives in Stockholm, confirmed this. Apparently they cost ~ 60 euros.

Little Miss Cupcake said...

I don't know...I'm kind of intrigued!