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.

MINIMIZE MOVEMENT

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

Lying on your back is the most popular position, but Acuswedemat’s shape and flexibility will help you target every part of your body including shoulders, arms, legs, glutes and hips. Here are a few acupressure mat positions to try:

BACK

acupressure mat position: back flat

acupressure mat position: back/sides

 

acupressure mat position: back arched

 

SHOULDERS & ARMS

acupressure mat position: shoulder bridge

acupressure mat position: triceps

acupressure mat position: lats, elevated on roller

LEGS

acupressure-mat-position: quads, lying

acupressure-mat-position: hamstring/calves

acupressure mat position: quad isolated

HIPS & GLUTES

acupressure-mat-position: glutes, sitting

acupressure mat position: glutes, roller

acupressure mat position: hips, lying

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

Acupressure Mat: How Long?

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
    20 minutes
  • DAILY MYOFASCIAL RELEASE SESSIONS
    20 minutes 
  • FOR DAILY MINDFULNESS OR MEDITATION EXERCISES
    10-20 minutes
  • FOR MIGRAINE/HEADACHE RELIEF,
    15-20 minutes
  • FOR DEEP RELAXATION AND DEEP SLEEP,
    30-40 minutes