Acupressure has roots in Chinese medicine. Acupressure mats use plastic disks with points to place pressure on points of the body. They can be a great addition to your self-care routine.
Research shows that acupressure mats offer many health advantages from natural pain relief, increasing circulation, tension relief, healthier complexion and calming/relaxation.Read on for more reasons to try a acupressure mat and how to use them.
Acupressure mats can be great for providing natural pain relief, especially for back and foot pain. The spikes put pressure on many different parts of the body at once, helping release tension and promote blood flow.
Great For Stress Relief
The pressure of the mat can activate the body’s parasympathetic nervous system. This releases feel-good hormones, like serotonin, that can be helpful in decreasing stress.
The gentle stimulation can help release endorphins that make it easier to relax - leading to falling asleep quicker and into a deeper sleep.
HOW TO USE AN ACUPRESSURE MAT
Learn how to best use your mat for a beneficial experience.