Fast becoming a popular tool for self-healing, relaxation and meditation, the spikes work in a similar way to acupuncture by waking up the body - restoring its pranic flow and directing blood to areas in need of healing.
The pressure is said to release endorphins, making you feel energised and joyful, and also to stimulate the release of oxytocin, which will help you feel calm and relaxed.
As the body's natural pain killers, endorphins should soothe away aches, niggles and tensions throughout your body. Some users find that regular use of a spiky mat alleviates muscle pain.
To reap the benefits, lie on the mat for 20-40 minutes at least a couple of times a week. Regular use of the acupressure mat will induce relaxation and self-healing quicker. It should feel ‘nicely painful’ to lie on the mat, but everyone has different pain thresholds, so experiment with lying on a towel until you find the right level of sensation. The ‘spikes’ have a rounded tip, so can’t hurt you, however people with sensitive skin, haemophilia or psoriasis should use the mat with caution.
The spiky mat comes in a purpose-made Yogamatters canvas bag. Made from 100% cotton
, the bag can be used to carry the mat around, store it safely or be used as an eco, recyclable bag for your shopping.Size
: 67cm x 40cmWeight
: 0.6 kgMade in