The acupressure mat works in a similar way to the ancient art of acupuncture - Stimulating energy, vitality and a sense of well being in the body. The gentle, painless pressure of the may allows the body to relax and release endorphins, creating panic flow or life force within the body. When using the mat you will feel a sense of elation inviting happiness, energy and calm into your day.
Using your Base Yoga Acupressure Mat
For maximum benefit lie on the mat for 20-40mins several times a week. It can be complimentary to a mediation/yoga practice. The mat will feel comfortable to lie on so take the time to find the right position for you. You may also wish to experiment with lying on a towel until you find the right level of sensation.
The spikes have a rounded tip, so can't hurt you, however people with sensitive skin, haemophilia or psoriasis should use the mat with caution. The Acupressure Mat will allow your body to start breaking down toxins so please do remember to drink water after use. Do not be apprehensive as the round plastic spikes are painless and will create a gentle stimulation.
Here are some tips and positions to help you get the most out of your mat while remaining comfortable:
Standing - Energising for the whole body
Standing Barefoot on the Mat simulates an enjoyable reflexology session. Build yourself up to lifting one leg and enjoying the energising sensations on the foot in contact on the mat. Change legs and repeat.
Upper Back Lying on the Mat
Allow your shoulder blades in drop down your back towards your tailbone and melt into the mat. Enjoy the feelings of the muscles in the back being stimulated and releasing.
Pillow - Face, Jaw and Neck
Fold the mat and use as a pillow, avoiding contact with the eye.
The unique acupressure spikes on the mat simulate the Indian bed of nails. The tiny points on the discs are used to recreate the acupressure effect of the Indian Yogis' nail bed. When you lie on a mat or use it for Yoga you will experience the unique acupressure therapy as the tiny points stimulate your skin, balancing nerve networks to improve pain, stress, fatigue, insomnia and immune health.