HOW TO USE:
Acupressure mats can take some getting used to. The spikes are sharp and can cause discomfort or pain for several minutes, before they start to warm up the body and feel good.
To get maximum results, use the mat each day for 10 to 20 mins at a time.
Remember to breathe and practice consciously relaxing your body.
✔ Choose the surface to put it on. Beginners often use the mat spread out on the bed or sofa. Intermediate and experienced users may move their mats ontoo the floor.
✔ Try sitting on it. You can also sit on it against the mat in a chair, so that your butt and lower back have direct contact.
✔ Start out with a layer between yourself and the mat. Wearing a loght shirt or placing a thin fabric over the spikes may help you acclimate to the feeling of the mat. Users report that they get the best results when the mat is in contact with their bare skin, but don't feel the need to go shirt-off right away.
✔ Lie down slowly. Lie down with your weight evenly distributed on the mat. This will help you avoid injury from the points.
✔ Reposition yourself carefully. Don't fidget or move around on the mat, as you may more readily pierce or scratch your skin that way.
✔ Most important - Use consistently. Mats take getting used to, but really seem to work for many people. If this product appeals to you, stick with it and give it time to work.