Headshoe Co. Makes Basic Tool for Relaxation and Stress Management
The Headshoe can help a user relax, visualize, and concentrate by reducing light, noise and physical distractions.
Unwanted distractions can limit relaxation and interrupt concentration and visualization. Closing the doors and windows can help but the Headshoe can add an extra level of peace and quiet for stress management, meditation, self hypnosis, or power naps. It won't provide the sensory deprivation of a floatation tank but it's portable and costs a lot less.
To minimize physical stimulation the Headshoe is used lying face up in an easy posture known in yoga as Savasana. The Yoga Journal lists a number of benefits from practicing Savasana relaxation:
- Relieves stress.
- Relaxes the body.
- Reduces headache, fatigue, and insomnia.
- Lowers blood pressure.
Whether at home, the office, or on the road, the Headshoe offers a more calm predictable environment to help trigger deep states relaxation and get the most out of a quick break. As a tool for wellness workshops and preventive healthcare strategies it may reduce the time and discipline needed for encouraging results. And professional athletes and weekend golfers alike are improving their performance using mental techniques that may be more effective with a Headshoe.
The Headshoe is designed for use on firm flat surfaces. The head rest keeps the user's head low and back relatively straight and can be shaped for personal comfort. The flax seed eye cover molds to the user's face to block light without a strap. The simple ear cup mechanism attaches to a plastic base under the pillow and allows a full range of quick angle and pressure adjustment without tools. The ear cups slide up and down and in and out as needed.
The ear cups won't block all noise but what gets through is muffled easier to ignore. Important sounds, instructional tapes, or live voices can be heard if loud enough or with the ear cups pulled out.
The ear cups are maroon. The headrest and eye pillow covers are washable and available in blue and black. The Headshoe can be ordered from Headshoe.com at an introductory price of $64.95 with free shipping in the US.