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Acupressure is a technique derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine's acupuncture, in which pressure is applied to acupuncture points across the body using the hands, feet, various gadgets and, of course, the Yantra Mat.
According to the manufacturers the yantra mat can help to increase energy and general wellbeing, aid sleep and relieve muscle tension, headaches, back or neck pain. Each mat consists of 8,820 acupressure contact points (which are on the white discs in the image above) that provide equal pressure on each point.
The Yantra Mat can be used in a multitude of positions; on your back, your stomach, it can be placed on a chair and you can even roll it up and use it as a pillow (on the side of your face). Apparently some people feel some discomfort when they first use it, we didn't feel discomfort but we did follow the instructions and used a light cotton top for the first 4 days of use.
The Yantra Mat is made of 100% cotton and the spiked flowers/white discs are made of non-toxic ABS plastic. To store the mat you are advised to roll it up and keep it in a safe, dry place, out of reach of children.
There is a removable foam pad inside, designed so you can take the mat with you on your travels and so it can be hand-washed.
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What we found:
This mat has been a godsend over the past few weeks, it also works wonders on a tense body and is amazing for relaxing. We've found that we feel most energised when we stand (either barefoot or wearing socks.) on the mat and gently rock back and forth for 10 minutes.
Putting 20 minutes or more aside each day for a bit of relaxing isn't something we can say no to. Em has even fallen asleep on it. All in all we most definitely recommend it!!
Have you used an acupressure mat before? what did you think? Let us know in the comments!