The acupressure mat benefits include:
- Improved sleep
- Stress relief
- Deep relaxation
- Eliminates insomnia
- Helps with neck, shoulders and back pain
- Removes headaches
- Relieves muscle tension
- Improves blood circulation
- Better digestion
- Increased energy levels due to the better relaxation
- Reduces inflammation
- Improves mental state
These are the main benefits from acupressure mat. Acupressure is a very old healing technique which in essence lets your body to heal itself by the proper stimulation, during which the endorphins (the feel good hormones) are released to promote positive feeling and energy flow. As a side effect it improves the blood circulation and lowers blood pressure.
The research has been made in US and in Russia to prove the healing qualities of the mat. You should remember the famous nail bed some mystics used to lie on. Probably the idea or the mechanics is reflected in the real world by the acupuncture. In Russia about 15 years ago Ivan Kuznetzov created a simple self-acupuncture device for his own needs. The device worked great, and became popular. It was thoroughly tested in 1982 and was proven to help with many ailments.
Among those there are eliminating liver problems, kidney disease, fatigue, depression, sciatica, cramps, muscle spasms, the general improvement of the immune system, improved body resistance against flu, cold and asthma; such conditions as cystitis, hemorrhoids and diarrhea also get improved.
Modern acupressure mats combine the ancient methods with modern technology, and for the relatively low price you get a great back pain remedy, which is always at hand and easy to maintain.
I personally use such mat; I also have an acupressure foot mat, which is nothing more than a smaller version of a regular mat. So what can I say? The mat is very helpful in quick back pain relief; I work at the office where I have to sit in front of my PC throughout the day, so you can imagine how my back aches at the end of the day. Of course, I exercise regularly (I especially fond of yoga), but sometimes you simple need a quick remedy to bring some relief to your sore back. And here this mat comes very handy. I’d definitely recommend using it on the daily basis or whenever you experience the back pain, or other ailments, not even necessarily associated with your back. As I mentioned in the beginning of the article, there are many conditions the acupressure mat can help with; for example, my sleep has improved greatly since I started using the mat; the same goes to my digestion. Try it and see for yourself.