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Bed of Stickle Bricks   (+7)  [vote for, against]
Replace the nails with Stickle Bricks

Plastic meditation.
-- skinflaps, Mar 14 2012

Stickle Bricks are a construction toy ... http://en.wikipedia...wiki/Stickle_bricks
a brush of small plastic fingers on one or more edges. [baconbrain, Mar 14 2012]

Meditation sandals? http://www.footther...TanInvigorating.JPG
Maseur is the current name. [baconbrain, Mar 14 2012]

It would really help if Wikipedia entries would be a bit more clear as to what countries they referred to.

I vaguely recall seeing something like Stickle Bricks in the USA, but I'm assuming they are English. (My American spellchecker doesn't know "stickle" but it will take "stickleback".)

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-- baconbrain, Mar 14 2012


This actually sounds kind of relaxing. Like a full-body back scratcher. Then again, I think TEMS is relaxing, so perhaps I'm not the best judge.
-- Alterother, Mar 14 2012


TEMS? The river that runs through London?

Some sandals with small plastic fingers sticking up in the footbed were popular a few years back. (Link) (I don't know why the natural-health people thought walking on plastic was a good thing.)
-- baconbrain, Mar 14 2012


(T)herapeutic (E)lectro-(M)uscular (S)timulation.
-- Alterother, Mar 14 2012


Mmmm! Comfy!. Hi [skinflaps]
-- gnomethang, Mar 14 2012


For people who punish their bodies as hard as I do, TEMS is something like hardcore narcotics or nicotine*; in addition to breaking up muscle spasms and reducing inflamation, it stimulates an endorphin release. At first, the 15-20 minute sessions of tightly focused variable-frequency electrocution are unpleasant. After a while, you get used to it. Then you get addicted to it. Pretty soon you're cranking up the amperage, going for an hour at a time, and shelling out big bucks for a home unit. You wouldn't believe how many 9- volt batteries I go through in a month.

*neither of which I have first-hand experience with, thankfully.
-- Alterother, Mar 14 2012


I guessed TEMS was something like that, but didn't find it near the top of a Google search. Thanks for the info.You make it sound almost fun.
-- baconbrain, Mar 14 2012


Technically, it's called EMS therapy (that's how to Google it), but that gets it confused with Emergency Medical Services, so chiropractors and physical therapists have taken to calling it TEMS. There's also TENS (electro-neural stimulation), which is quite similar, but uses a different breed of current to treat neuropathic pain.
-- Alterother, Mar 15 2012


Apologies for hijacking this anno stream.
-- Alterother, Mar 16 2012


What? It's virtually compulsory to avoid the topic subject in annotations, possibly a contender for the next Olympic sport..
-- not_morrison_rm, Mar 17 2012



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