Relax in Style with a Mayan Hammock

February 10, 2014

We can all use a bit more relaxation in our lives, right? A hammock is a sling made of fabric, rope, or netting, suspended between two points which is used for swinging, sleeping, or resting. The hammock is often seen as symbol of summer, leisure, relaxation and simple, easy living.

Thanks to an increasing number of medical studies, people everywhere are discovering that hammocks have an incredible number of health benefits too. Who knew? Hammock sleepers are reporting that due to the fact that there are zero pressure points, they are being helped with back pain, hip pain and even chronic insomnia.

Hammocks were developed by native inhabitants of Central and South America for sleeping. Later, they were used aboard ships by sailors to enable comfort and maximize available space, and by explorers or soldiers travelling in wooded regions and eventually by parents in the 1920s for containing babies just learning to crawl.

La Fuente Imports is proud to offer hand-woven Mayan Hammocks by Gilberto Rivera, a third generation artisan who weaves his hammocks in the same method and the same Oaxacan village as his Mixtec ancestors over a hundred years ago. Woven in a crisscross 'diamond' pattern from high strength nylon cord, Gilberto's hammocks contour to fit the user, allowing tension to spread evenly beneath the body. This makes them effective in relieving backaches and minor body tension, not to mention they're sooo darn comfortable!

Unlike American-style hammocks with spreader bars that tend to be unstable and may even flip you out, Mayan hammocks are designed to envelop your body to keep you safely and comfortably in the hammock. They are also compact and lightweight; perfect for backpacking, camping, or using on cycling or climbing trips. As further testimony, Mayan-style hammocks are used on a daily basis by millions of people throughout Latin America and Asia. So we implore you to find a space for one of Gilberto's incredibly comfortable Mayan hammocks, choose a size and color from the next page, and the rest is easy.

Every Mayan Hammock we offer is woven of 100% nylon cord and is ideal for indoor or outdoor use. They are simple to use and will add hours of relaxation and naptime to your life! Sounds good to us, how about you?

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