I fully intended to write this review last night. But after listening to the Massage for your Mind MP3, I promptly fell asleep in a blissed-out state, dribbling on the sofa.
So, it’s fair to say it works.
Like many new mums, I live in a constant state of sleep deprivation but am often too tired to properly sleep at night. I lie in bed, imagining I can hear the baby crying and trying to work out how long until she wakes up. I’ve got at least 3 hours, now I’ve got 2 hours, now she’ll be up any minute, better stay awake…I can almost guarantee that on the nights Frog does sleep all the way through, I will need a wee every hour, or the (self proclaimed) Northern Love Machine will have a particularly bad bout of snoring.
I am a woman on the edge.
So when I was given the opportunity to review the Massage for Your Mind MP3 from the Holistic Heartbeat Store (available to buy at £8.99) I thought I would give it a go. I have nothing to lose, right?
The MP3 is billed as a self-help hypnosis download to “help improve mental calmness, physical relaxation, confidence, competence, and better quality sleep”. Now, I’m no Paul McKenna, but I have tried a touch of Yoga in my time and dabbled with the odd relaxation CD and, in my limited experience, this one knocks spots off the others.
The audio begins with a hypnotic loop track which is non-intrusive and very relaxing. It complements the soft tones of Peggy Melmouth, the woman behind Massage for Your Mind, who takes us through a whole self-hypnosis session in just 20 minutes.
At this point, things get a little hazy. I have listened to the MP3 three times and still could not tell you exactly what was on it. But I think that is kind of the point. You are not meant to focus too much on what is being said, but are encouraged to let the sounds and voice wash over you. The audio is cleverly layered in parts, adding to the overall effect. The result? A floaty feeling, like the one you get just before you fall asleep. I feel as if I have just walked out of a head to toe pamper session at a posh spa (fat chance) or been fanned and fed grapes by an army of minions. This must be how Cheryl Cole feels every night. No wonder she looks so bloody good.
So, in short, I would recommend Massage for Your Mind to anyone like me – that is, those who are sleep deprived and need a pamper session but can’t afford a Spa Day. Now all I need is someone to do the night feeds and stop my man snoring.
Peggy Melmouth kindly donated the Massage for Your Mind MP3 for this review.