Monday, September 20, 2010

Torture or inspiration?

Many of you are probably saying..."OK, I give...What is it?" That's exactly what the TSA agent said to us when I tried to go through airport security with it.

It's my cervical traction machine.

I get to lay on the floor (good thing I don't have bad knees too), and stick my head into this contraption  1-3 times a day (usually 2 times) for 15 minutes at a time. 

I won't explain how it works, but it's not really all that bad. 

Especially when:
(1) I get to lay undisturbed, even when other people are in the house for 15 minutes.
(2) I get to listen to my iPod (do you see it sitting next to the traction machine, in a jumbled mess?)
(3) I get inspirations come to me while in it (or is that on it) quite frequently.
(4) and finally...My neck (and back) feels better when I get out of it.

Hey...It can't be too bad if it allows me to get inspirations. The first time I had to use one of these things, I was inspired to make my purses. And thanks to my friend Carrie, from washmycloth, I now also have a shop. She convinced me to do it. Other inspirations such as, ideas for purses and solutions to problems, have come to me while doing my traction.

This past week, while laying in my torture machine thinking...a few more inspirations came to me. 

Dare I say it?

I love this thing! 


  1. That is a bit odd looking! Can I borrow it? I could use some inspiration. Heck, I just want it for the 15 minutes undisturbed!

  2. heehee...Sure, anytime! But it may not work as well for you, since your guys are younger than mine.

  3. Interesting contraption! I should look into this since I have a military neck, but not the time and money to visit the chiropractor!

  4. It works...but just so you cost me $210 with insurance. (I think it costs $400 w/o.) But they won't cover it if you haven't tried a chiropractor and PT first and you have to have TMJ or "need more than 20lbs", otherwise you get the bad over-the-door model (with the water bag). Insurance companies are stupid. They do not realize that this makes it cost more for them in the long run. I guess you "have to play their game" to get what you need.