I was provided with the Beam by Nimbleback for review. I was not compensated for this post.
For a number of years (okay, roughly 16 years) I’ve had minor, to major, issues with my back. It started randomly one morning when my back seized for seemingly no reason, and it has continued to plague me since.
In my early 20s muscle relaxants and ibuprofen were my best friends. I was forced to swim sporadically as a result of my back pain (and likely weak core) since any arching of my lumbar spine caused a ton of pain.
As I took up running, and strengthened my core, my back pain became less and less (save for times when I took on too much, like moving heavy furniture by myself #singlegalproblems). When I started attending barre, it really make a big different in my back, as it forced me to strengthen my core.
Most of what I was working on with barre and running was my anterior plane (the front of my body) and not my posterior plane (the back of my body).
Being someone who has dealt with back issues for, oh, nearly half her life (sheesh) I was eager to try the Beam by Nimbleback to see what it might be able to do for my back and health.
The Beam is made of Polyethylene and EVA foam so it is light and portable, and it meant to support your spine, by using it against a wall, or laying on it on the floor. It comes in a gentle version (blue and softer) or regular (black and firmer) to help you get the most out of your practice.
The timing of receipt of the Beam was great for me, as I was assigned on a large project (yes, I know, I’ve mentioned it lots) and found my back and shoulders were quite achy from more work stress than I was used to. Using the Beam forced me to lay down and just relax. I started off with the gentle Beam and would lay on the floor and focus on relaxing and breathing. Not only was I able to release my back, but using the Beam also gave me time to just relax and breathe (while I had cats climbing on me, of course).
After testing out the Beam by Nimbleback I think it’s helped me to relax and alleviate some of the stess and pain in my back. I don’t feel like it is a substitute for physical activity or a strong core, but it can certainly help you to take some time for yourself and is a great tool when used in conjunction with massage, chiropractic care, and regular daily exercise.
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