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Health: how to bong your way to a stress-free lifestyle

How to bong

Grip the handle of the bong

Place your forefingers on the flexible shafts to control it (otherwise it may fly off)

Keep bouncing and walk the bonger up over your shoulder

Cross over your chest to the opposite shoulder

If you are bonging someone else, start off slowly

Where to get bonged

Bonging is available in conjunction with a back massage at The Walk- in Backrub, 14 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, London, WC2.

Tel. 0171-836 9111. It costs from pounds 8.95 for 10 minutes or pounds 14.99 for a pair of DIY bongers. The backnobber is pounds 16.99. From the end of September you can

also get bonged at at 11, Charlotte Place, W1 (off Goodge Street) and Selfridges, Oxford Street, W1