The acupressure mat for leg pain
The acupressure mat is widely recognized for its ability to relieve muscle pain, increase relaxation and improve sleep.
One of the most important scientific studies (1) found that when evaluating the experiences of 126 people, this was reported
98% reported pain relief
96% reported relaxation benefits
94% saw an improvement in sleep
Most of this research is done on people who lie on the mat to save their backs. This makes sense since back pain is so common in our society and there is a large cluster of acupuncture points running down the back. These acupuncture points are located over the major nerve innervation centers for the entire body, so lying on an acupuncture mat can benefit virtually all parts of the body.
However, the mat can be used to provide direct support to other areas of the body if there is pain in those areas.
Many people now use the mats for reflexology simply by placing their feet on the mat while seated and find it extremely relaxing.
The Anti-Aging mat has gone a step further and added Velcro straps so the acupressure mat can be attached directly to the limb to keep it in place. The straps are large and strong so they attach in seconds and stay in place easily.
This can be very effective in relieving leg pain and especially knee pain for many individuals.
The Velcro closure also ensures the mat stays rolled up for easy storage and transport.
This is especially important for the Anti-Aging acupressure mat because, unlike other acupressure mats, it uses memory foam. This means that when released from the velcro straps it will quickly unfold to its original shape if not held rolled up by the velcro straps.
In addition, the Anti-Aging Acupressure Mat uses only food-grade plastic spikes, not cheap ABS plastic, non-allergenic dyes in its cotton, and avoids the use of potentially toxic glue to hold the spikes in place.
Combined with the fact that it is manufactured in the EU to EU standards and its larger size of 65cm x 42cm, it is an ideal alternative to assist with pain management and relaxation.
For more information about the Anti-Aging Acupressure Mat, please follow this link.
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1. Zilberter, T. & Roman, J. (1999). Reflexo-Therapy With Mechanical Skin Stimulation: Pilot Study, Community Wholistic Health Center, Carrboro, NC Presented at the International Symposium on Integrative Medicine, May 26-28. May 1999, Omega Institute, NY.
2. Hohmann, C, 1., Ullrich. I., Lauche, R., Choi, KE, Lüdtke, R., Rolke, R., Cramer, H., Saha, FJ, Rampp, T., Michalsen, A., Langhorst, J., Dobos, G. , Musial, F. (2012). The benefit of a mechanical needle stimulation pad in patients with chronic neck and low back pain: two randomized controlled pilot studies. Evidence-based Complement Alternat. Med. 2012. 753583