Acupressure is an ancient Ayurvedic treatment which is similar to massage, acupuncture, and reflexology. Acupressure works by massaging and stimulating key points on the body to promote deep relaxation and healing. Acupressure mats benefit the body by relieving tension, soreness and pain in the back, head, neck, shoulders, hips, feet, and other parts of the body.
Studies have shown that acupressure mats can have incredible health effects, including the following:
1. Reduction of pain and soreness
2. Deep calm and relaxation
3. Reduction of stress and anxiety
4. Improved sleep
6. Increased circulation
7. Rejuvenation of the skin
8. Improved digestion
9. Increased energy levels
10. Reduction of cellulite
11. Alleviates arthritis
12. Alleviates fibromyalgia
13. Aids myofascial pain syndrome
14. Alleviates sciatica pain
15. Faster recovery after workouts
16. Lower cortisol levels
How to Use
You can use your acupressure mat in a variety of ways. For example, you can lay down on the acupressure mat, roll it up underneath your neck, stand on it, or sit on it against a chair or couch. As you become more comfortable using your new acupressure mat, try these eight different ways to use your acupressure mat.
We recommend using your acupressure mat for between 15 to 20 minutes at a time. After only a few minutes of use, you will feel a soothing warmth radiating through your body and amazing feelings of calm and relaxation. After 15 or 20 minutes of use, your pain and tension will wash away and you will be left with a profound sense of well-being.
For the greatest benefits, we suggest allowing your skin to come in direct contact with your acupressure mat. If you are a beginner and find the sensation too intense, then you can use your mat while wearing thin clothing until you become accustomed to the sensations.
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