How to Use AN Acupressure Mat
Acuswedemat can be used with many different poses, various periods of time, and for different purposes. The idea is to determine what works best for you based on your specific needs.
QUICK TIPS: GETTING STARTED WITH ACUSWEDEMAT
USE EVEN PRESSURE
Distribute your weight across the mat.
POINTS ARE SHARP
Be careful when handling the mat or rolling it out to avoid scratching yourself or snagging other items.
Once on the acupressure mat, avoid scooting or sliding. Relax and let the points do all the work!
START ON A SOFT SURFACE
Try using the acupressure mat on the couch or bed and then move up to harder surfaces as you become more comfortable.
USE A THIN SHIRT
Start with a thin layer of clothing to get used to the sensation of the acupressure points.
WORK UP TO BARE SKIN
For best results, lay on the mat with bare skin. You’ll build up a tolerance to the points over time.
ACUPRESSURE MAT POSITIONS
Try different options and find out what works best for you. Lying on your back is the most popular position, helping with general soreness and overall relaxation. Here are a few positions to try:
For your back, shoulders, neck and glutes, lie on your back with or without your knees up.
For legs and glutes, sit on the acupressure mat to promote blood circulation and warm up before exercise.
Stand on the mat to stimulate your feet and increase the overall energy throughout your body.
For any of these acupressure mat positions, try a rolled towel under the mat wherever you need more pressure, like your lower back or neck.
HOW LONG TO USE AN ACUPRESSURE MAT
The first few minutes are the most intense, but stick with it! You will get used to the pressure and your body will relax. Once you get acclimated to the pressure, it’s best to use it for at least 15 minutes or more. It’s ok to use the Acuswedemat for long periods of time ‒ many people even fall asleep on it!
With a little practice, you will soon determine how long you need to use the acupressure mat for your own needs.
- FOR QUICK PAIN RELIEF
10 minutes minimum
- FOR FOOT PAIN RELIEF AND ENERGIZING SESSION
10 minutes standing
- FOR DEEP MUSCLE RELAXATION AND SORENESS RELIEF
- DAILY MYOFASCIAL RELEASE SESSIONS
- FOR DAILY MINDFULNESS OR MEDITATION EXERCISES
- FOR MIGRAINE/HEADACHE RELIEF,
- FOR DEEP RELAXATION AND DEEP SLEEP,