How does the acupressure mat work?
It has been designed with more than 5,000 spikes that help to activate the natural healing abilities of your body.
Acupressure is an ancient therapy that originated in India and developed further in Japan as Shiatsu massage. Acupressure applies pressure to various areas in the body called pressure points thus stimulating secretion and promoting the release of endorphins. The improved flow of energy brings various therapeutic benefits.
Are there any contraindications?
Our acupressure set is easy to use, safe, and does not require a therapist.
Although it fits most people, normally the mat and pillow should not be used in the following cases:
- The skin is wounded or hurt by a disease, including open wounds or sores.
- During pregnancy.
- By patients with cardiovascular diseases.
- Blood disorder or if you are taking anticoagulation medications.
- Any other acute illness or fever.
If any of the above-mentioned cases concern you, please consult your healthcare provider before using the acupressure mat or pillow.
If you have sensitive or inflamed skin, the spikes on the acupressure set may feel slightly irritating. An easy solution to this problem is to place a thin layer of cloth between your skin and the acupressure mat or pillow. However, if you notice that your skin condition is worsening with treatment, you should discontinue use immediately.
Are there any side effects?
There are no major side effects of using the acupressure. Immediately after treatment, you may notice some redness in the targeted area, which is the result of increased blood circulation. This redness should disappear within a few minutes after treatment.
Just like many treatments, your body will take time to adapt to using an acupressure mat or pillow. During the first several minutes of treatment, you may experience a prickling sensation, followed by a feeling of warmth, in the areas that are being targeted. There is no need to worry though; this sensation is just muscle tension being released.
If you’re not able to tolerate the sensation in the beginning, place a thin layer of cloth between your mat or pillow and your skin to ease the sensation. Keep in mind that once you start using the acupressure set on a regular basis, you will likely experience little to no discomfort.
The acupressure set will not pierce your skin when used correctly. Ensure that you handle the mat carefully, and gently lie on the acupressure mat so that there is an even distribution of pressure. Avoid jumping or hitting the mat or dragging it across your body as these activities can result in injury.
In the beginning it is recommended to use the mat at least 10 to 15 minutes per day. Once your body gets accustomed to the mat, you can increase by 5-minute increments until you reach 20 to 60 minutes. It is also recommended to use the mat regularly, and if possible, daily.
Is it safe for children?
Also, it is perfectly safe for your child to use the acupressure mat or pillow, with proper supervision. It helps them to relax quickly, which allows them to calm down, especially close to bedtime.
How to wash the acupressure mat or pillow?
The cover can be easily removed, and hand washed using lukewarm water and a mild soap. Hang it to dry.
Shall I share my mat or pillow with someone?
Because of the hygiene concerns, the acupressure mat and pillow are meant only for individual use.
It is possible to buy the mat and pillow set with a convenient bag.