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Say Good-bye to Back Pain with This Backbending Bench

Say Goodbye to Back Pain with This Backbending Bench
Do you have frequent back pain from sitting down for too long? Perhaps you have neck and shoulder pain too from a misaligned spine. If you experience a lot of pain or tension, simple stretching or exercise may not be enough to alleviate the discomfort. Check out the Rainbow Bridge therapeutic backbending bench and get the support you need for your spine, back, neck, and shoulders.

What Is the Rainbow Bridge?

The Rainbow Bridge is a body-length wooden bench that’s ergonomically curved to stretch your entire spine. It naturally positions your body safely against gravity in a way that’s just enough to give your vertebrae room to stretch and breathe, while protecting your head from getting too much blood rushed to it.

The horizontal rungs allow you to take different positions on the bench to stretch your body at various angles to your liking and preference. Need a little more stretching? Step up on a higher rung and lie down to let gravity push against you deeper. Too much stimulation and want to lighten it up? Step down on a lower rung to ease the pressure. The positions and postures are completely customizable to you to cater your pain level and condition.

The Rainbow Bridge is made of sturdy, lightweight wood and can be folded in half to be carried and stored.

Benefits of the Rainbow Bridge

The main benefit of using the Rainbow Bridge is to ease neck, shoulder, chest, back, and hip tension. However, the slight anti-gravitational pressure also adds an energetic benefit too. The gentle curve going down from the chest to the head sends more blood flow and more oxygen to the brain, combating fatigue and giving you more energy without the headrush. This makes the Rainbow Bridge an excellent tool to take even a short 15-20 power nap on and wake up feeling refreshed—a nice added perk!

Stretching your vertebrae allows for more relaxed breathing and better blood, lymph, and energy circulation to detox and rejuvenate your body.

When using the Rainbow Bridge you can feel...
  • Spinal extension and alignment
  • Back, neck, shoulder, hip pain relief
  • Stress relief
  • A calm and clear mind
  • More energy and vitality
  • Greater mobility

How to Use the Rainbow Bridge

Position for chest and back stretching

Position for neck, shoulders, back stretching

Position for hip, leg stretching

Step 1: After lying down on the Rainbow Bridge, scan your body from head to toe. Feel each part and take note of any pain, tension, or stiffness you’re holding.

Step 2: Once you’re more aware of how your body feels, adjust your body along the bench so that more painful or tense areas are stimulated the most. As you do this, try extending your arms or shaking your head side to side to stimulate your body in different ways. You can also hold the sides of the bench for better support.

Step 3: For each posture on the Rainbow Bridge, take a few minutes to relax and breathe naturally as you hold it. Open your mouth slightly as you exhale, letting your breath come out without force. Keep feeling your body, especially the most painful spots, as tension and pain gradually reduce and your mind becomes calmer.

Step 4: Hold the rungs with your hands for support and gently roll onto your side and sit up when you’re finished. Stay seated and ground your body for one minute before standing up carefully.

There’s no need to stay on the Rainbow Bridge for a long time—even five minutes can be effective. When you incorporate this tool into your everyday routine, you can experience effective back, neck, shoulder, and hip pain relief AND get more restful power naps to help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

Interested in trying the Rainbow Bridge? Check it out here and let us know what you think!
Written by Michela Mangiaracina
Michela is passionate about empowering people with positive information so that they can make the best decisions for their lives. For this, she brings together a background as a Brain Education and Body & Brain Yoga practitioner and instructor and study in neurobiology and health communication. Her favorite information to share is the principles and practices promoted by CYE founder Ilchi Lee.
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