Why it Works
The Acupressure Mat may help alleviate the symptoms of many ailments that people often resign themselves to living with including backache, sciatica, muscular tension, joint pain, difficulty sleeping, migraine, high stress levels, lethargy and depression.
So, why does it work?
The Mat is made up of 231 Lotus Flowers which have 27 points on each Flower -
This give a total of over 6,000 points on the Mat.
The Acupressure Mat uses the long recognised benefits of acupressure to help the body to heal itself. When you lie on the mat, the points of the lotus flowers stimulate energies within your body, triggering a sense of wellbeing whilst simultaneously relieving a plethora of symptoms.
How, though, does a session on the Acupressure Mat relieve pain?
Acupressure is based on the idea that the body has a meridian system, probably best likened to the nervous system, which has pathways running throughout the body in a circuit starting and ending in either the hands or the feet. When you lie on the Acupressure Mat, points within these meridians are stimulated causing a rush of energy throughout the pathways.
Not everyone believes in the theory of meridians and while there is now evidence that these do in fact exist, there are conventional medical reasons (increased blood flow and release of Endorphines), why the mat works.
Firstly you lie on the mat or place it against the area where you have some pain.
Initially you will feel some discomfort as the points press against your skin, Don’t worry its not that bad – over 500,000 Swedes use these Mats all of the time !
This sends messages to the brain indicating that there is a need for some pain relief.Acupressure causes the release of endorphins within the body. Endorphins are our feel-good hormones which trigger a calming and uplifting response in the body. They reduce the sensation of pain and have a positive effect on the emotions.
When you consider that endorphins are widely believed to have similar pain relieving qualities to morphine, it’s easy to see how a session on the Acupressure Mat can benefit someone suffering from persistent pain.
As a result of endorphins releasing, blood pressure decreases and blood circulation improves. Endorphins also rid the body of acid which is of great benefit in relieving joint pain and digestive disorders.
If don’t you have any pain, it will lift your spirits, as well as relax you.
Believe it or not - it becomes so relaxing that many people fall asleep on the Mat
After 15-20 minutes or longer you can roll off the mat and have a drink of water and continue with life – normally feeling much better that when you started.