Acupressure mats have been designed to take your health and wellness to an epic new level. Made from foam or fibre with thousands of tiny spikes, they are known to provide amazing health and wellbeing benefits.
Here are four ways an acupressure mat can help improve your performance:
Release negative energy
With over 7,000 spikes, the acupressure mat is known for its many health benefits including releasing negative energy. These spikes press and massage points on your body known as “meridians”. The meridian system is a concept in traditional Chinese medicine and is believed to be energy pathways that connect various points in your body. Sometimes these meridians have “blockages” and by simultaneously pressing on certain pressure points, you can unblock these pathways by stimulating blood flow and release negative energy both physically and mentally.
Relieve headaches and migraines
When it comes to headaches, they can sometimes be exhausting if not debilitating. The acupressure pillow or the acupressure mat rolled up is able to relieve headaches that are caused by stress and neck tension by focusing on pressure points on the back of the neck and shoulders. The symptoms of a headache or migraine will be calmed by the endorphin release and the increased circulation will reduce muscle tension.
Many studies have shown that acupressure can induce relaxation by improving circulation and blood flow. Acupressure mats are known to give similar result ro acupressure by stimulating the body’s pressure points. Laying on an acupressure mat before bed will promote the release of endorphins, which in turn will positively improve sleep quality and leave you feeling refreshed after waking up.
Relieve muscle pain
Acupressure mats benefit the body by relieving muscle aches, pain and tension all over the body. The use of the mat will increase circulation and blood flow, which will relax the muscles and also give them more nutrients, shortening recovery time. It will also aid in myofascial release by massaging and loosening the fascia tissue and will reduce pain or tension in your major muscle groups.
How to incorporate acupressure mats into your everyday routine
The mat is best to be used for at least 10 minutes a day. Here are a few easy ways to incorporate the usage of your mat in your daily routine:
- Lay on your mat while settling in for bed
- Sit on your mat while having your morning or evening meals
- Sit on your mat while working (or stand on it if you have a standing desk)
- Lay on your mat in your backyard while meditating and getting some vitamin D.