WHY I AM OBSESSED: ACUPUNCTURE MATS
All right, if you follow me on Instagram then you already know how obsessed I am with my acupuncture mat. This is not any mat.. it is hot pink and comes with a luxurious spike-tastic pillow. One of the #kcmkrew told me that her son actually call this the ‘death mat’ and I totally understand why. Let me go into how this ‘death mat’ will change your life and why it changed mine.
We live in a world of clutter. Clutter of information. People. So much noise all around us. The issue for me was tuning it all out. I needed that time to just take a break from it all and on top of that I had some serious back pain. This is what I call my ‘mat time’. Every morning (and often at night as well) I give myself some breathing room. Some time to decompress from whatever is going on because we all need a break. Even just for a few moments.
Different from dry needling?
Mind you,I have tried dry needling and found it did wonders for ovarian cyst pain. I would be in the hospital and vomiting all night from the pain. The only thing to help me was acupuncture and primrose oil. When my ovarian cyst pain was gone I wanted something that was a little less expensive and I could do everyday. For me, seeing the acupuncturist was expensive and I would not do it again unless the cysts came back. Then I found this mat, what a game changer. It hit all the boxes!
♡ Pink aesthetic
♡ Had huge amount of recommendations on Amazon (6,600 reviews)
♡ Reliable company
So I ordered the ProsourceFit Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set for Back/Neck Pain Relief and Muscle Relaxation about a year ago. I was obsessed.
I could barely lay on it at first so you really need to ease into it. I won't lie to you. It does hurt. It is uncomfortable until you get used to it. At first I was wearing a sweatshirt and would lay on it for 5-8 minutes. Then slowly I would ease into wearing a tshirt and now I am full blown butt naked laying on my mat. I stand on it and it really helps my feet as well. I literally travel with this. I have sprayed it down with Lysol and will actually wipe it down with disinfectant every week. I have never personally washed mine, but I am sure you could!
What does it do ?? Benefits.
♡ PAIN REDUCTION – Naturally reduces muscle tension, back pain, and headaches by simply laying on the mat daily for 10-30 minutes. Acupressure releases endorphins that block pain, and helps relax the muscles in your back, neck and feet.
♡ FULL SUPPORT – The cushioned foam mat is large enough to fit your full back, and unlike many mats that only cover your back, this set includes a pillow covered in acupressure points for neck support and more holistic pain relief.
♡ RELAXATION & STRESS RELIEF – Lay back and relax onto this ‘bed of needles’ to massage pressure points that help release tight muscles and relieve stress. Use prior to bedtime to improve your rest and reduce insomnia.
♡ INCREASED ENERGY & CIRCULATION - Thousands of acupressure points stimulate nerves and improve blood circulation for increased energy and faster muscle recovery, making it great for users who sit at a desk daily, as well as active individuals and athletes.
♡ HIGH QUALITY - 100% thick cotton and plant-based eco foam, the acupressure mat has 6,210 acupressure points; neck pillow has 1,782 acupressure points.
What is the mat made of?
Soft, plant-based eco foam is covered with 100% cotton material and covered in plastic dots which each have 27 small spikes that apply pressure to the meridian lines of your body. The mat has a total of 6,210 acupressure points, while the pillow has 1,782.
What positions can you use it for?
When I received the mat, there were actually like 80 different ways you could use it. I personally use the pillow under my neck or even sit in a chair and put it under my feet. I love sitting with my back on the mat while meditating. I even just lay on it during visualization and it really relaxes you. I used it when I was sick and had some hip pain,I laid on my sides on the mat and it was insane. I honestly could not recommend this more!
Seriously a game and life changer. If you haven't got this mat I honestly do not know what you are waiting for. If you have bought it, please let me know and tag me on Instagram ! I love to see what colors you guys got because it comes in like nine!
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