This is a partnership with Dosha Mat; however, all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.
I have long been a fan of ancient Chinese medicine. Acupuncture and acupressure saved me from excruciating back and knee pain in the past.
The idea is that when meridians (pathways or channels in the body known as qi) are blocked, it is essentially causing a block of energy flow. This can lead to stress and pain, among many other issues.
Acupuncture and acupressure activate and open those meridians to improve blood flow, relieve pain, and promote relaxation.
I never heard of an acupressure mat, so when Dosha Mat approached me, I didn’t hesitate. I loved the idea of getting the same results of acupressure without leaving my house.
How does an acupressure mat work? You simply sit, stand, or lie on it. That’s it! It doesn’t get any easier than that.
For me, I need clothing in between my skin and the mat because I’m ultra-sensitive. If I stand on the mat, I wear socks. Initially, I could only stand about five minutes, but now I’m up to 20 minutes.
The area that is exposed to the mat feels energized and tingly afterwards, while giving me an overall sense of calm. The acupressure points release hormones such as endorphins and oxytocin.
I especially love to use my mat immediately following a workout to help muscle recovery.
Accupressure mats made by Dosha feature more than 4,500 high-quality acupressure points in the shape of lotus flowers. They are 100% eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, and made from high-quality materials.
There are so many benefits to using an acupressure mat besides pain relief and muscle recovery. Some other benefits include improved sleep, increased circulation, improved digestion, and increased energy to name a few.
Go to their website to learn more about the benefits of using an acupressure mat and make it a part of your daily routine.