How to Use AN Acupressure Mat
Try these tips and acupressure mat positions to help you get started with acupressure therapy.
SIX STEPS TO RECOVERY
Remove your shirt (or keep it on) and unroll the mat.
Slowly recline, sit, or stand against 14,000 spike rosettes.
Breathe. Breathe again.
Feel the intensity fade.
Feel the healing begin.
Repeat “I am a rockstar athlete.”
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:
SHOULDERS & ARMS
HIPS & GLUTES
For any of these acupressure mat positions, try a rolled towel or foam roller under the mat wherever you need more pressure, like your lower back, neck, glutes.
SPECIFIC WAYS TO USE ACUPRESSURE MATS
Whether it’s for pain relief, meditation or better sleep there are numerous ways for you to unlock the benefits of acupressure mats.
Myofascial Release Sessions
Try a few of the acupressure mat positions above. Stay in each position for 7-10 minutes.
Deep Muscle Recovery and Soreness
Try various positions for 20 minutes each.
Relax on the mat for 15-20 minutes. If comfortable, turn head to the side to activate points at your temple.
Lie on back with rolled towel under lower back, or lie with legs pulled up to your chest.
Lie on mat on your bed for 30-45 minutes as you drift off to sleep.
Daily Mindfulness or Mediation Exercises
Lie, sit, or stand on the mat for 10-20 minutes while meditating.
Foot Pain Relief and Engerizing Session
Stand on the mat 7-10 minutes; if comfortable, place mat over a foam roller and roll your foot across the mat.
QUICK TIPS FOR THE BEST RESULTS
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.