I bought this for my mother for Christmas. She has suffered for years with low back problems. However, after receiving the gift and opening up the box, I was the first one to jump at the chance to try this out. After having stood at the sink washing dishes that could not go into the dishwasher my lower back needed it. This was wonderful. I felt the release of tension immediately. Needless to say, she had to ban me from her present for fear I might try to take it home with me.
I purchased the back wave II for my daughter after our acupuncturist recommended heart openers for her. She uses it regularly, finds it helpful, and much easier, and therefore more effective, than building a heart bench with blocks. My husband has begun using it, too, though he needs to begin with shorter stretches of time as he tighter and just beginning to open up. all feel better after using, including me. I would definitely recommend to others.
I have always had pretty good posture, but I find that sometimes my back is more reluctant to comply with my posture requests. To whip it into shape, I break out my wave. I then do two or three of the exercises included. The most relaxing (to me) is when I lay on the floor with the wave under my hips and gently rock it. I can feel all the muscles in my thighs, hips and back relax and let go.
Also, I am only 5’1″ tall, so most couches and chairs are too deep for me. I just put the wave on the back of the couch or chair, and it gives me the extra inches I need to fit the chair. Not only does this help my feet touch the floor, it also gives my back a bit of a massage because my spine is cradled in the channel.
I thought the wave was pricey, but with Giaim’s return policy, I figured I had nothing to lose. If it didn’t work or I didn’t like it, I could return it. Sorry, Giaim, I’m keeping it. I believe it was worth every penny.
I have fibromyalgia and have had horrible lower back muscle spasms for years that not even muscle relaxers and pain killers will help. The other day, I was having a terrible spasm, but using the Back Wave II for just five minutes made me feel 100% better. I’ve only used it several times, but I feel like it’s already paid for itself! I strongly recommend it, even if you don’t have muscle spasms – it’s a great way to relax your back.
My chiropractor asked me to work on the Curvature of my spine to keep my lower back disks from compressing. I am also a yoga instructor and understand the importance of neutral spine and core health. This product is a bit stiffer than I expected however appears to be helping to support that natural curve of my spine. My chiropractor is also happy.
I have a lot of pain with misaligned & compressed vertibrae and using the Back Wave gives me relief. I have to use a small pillow under my head and bend my knees a little, but I feel so much better after using it for 15 or 20 minutes a couple of times a week.
I purchased this mainly to use for inversions but the quality of the bands & variety of options make it a great tool for resistance training as well. Love using it for headstand – the cushioning is great & it helps your body learn how to feel in inversions!
I am so thrilled with this purchase! I love that with the Body Lift you can work on core strength so that eventually you can go into sirsasana without it but that you have the comfort of a supporting neck rest until you get to that point! This has done wonders for my practice in the short time that I’ve had it and I would recommend it for anyone but especially those who have a psychological block with inversions and/or have had an injury! Can’t wait to show this to my students!!!
Thank you Gaiam!
I ordered three of these for my yoga studio. I have students who are unable to do headstands and this product allows them to go upside down without the fear of injury. Very nice product.
I will be ordering more soon!
I took a chance not having seen this in person. But by the reviews I read I decided to give it a chance. I LOVE it. I now am inverted more often and love how that makes me feel with no worry about neck compression. I know good alignment, but I also know it is hard to maintain that for as long as I want to be inverted! I use this as a desk chair for my computer station and I can feel myself sitting up taller and in better alignment. Sturdy, good looking, firm cushioning, and all around great piece.