Acupuncture is considered safe and effective for the treatment of 28 conditions by the World Health Organization including stress, fatigue, back pain, fibromyalgia, sciatica, insomnia and muscle tension. Acupressure is based on the same principles, but rather than piercing the skin it simply applies pressure to the points.
The Shakti Mat is:
Many acupuncturists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, pharmacies and osteopaths recommend Shakti Mats to their patients.
Kate Roberts - Lecturer at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture "As an acupuncturist, I have found The Shakti Mat really valuable for many of my clients. For athletes and sports people it is a useful tool to help with circulation pre and post race and muscle recovery. For people with insomnia or stress, I get them to lie on The Shakti Mat for 10-20 minutes before bed. I have even heard of a few clients using it on their lower back to help relieve period pain. I also suggest it to people who travel a lot for work or who sit for long hours to spend five minutes a day standing on the mat, or even use it for mini breaks from the computer! Lots of uses, I am sure I will keep finding more!"
The stimulation that The Shakti Mat provides has 5 beneficial effects:
It prompts your body to produce powerful pain reducing and anti-inflammatory hormones, such as endorphins, which are comparable to morphine in their pain reducing properties, but without the risks of dependence and side effects of chemical substances.
Releases the muscle tension and spasms that are often the cause of back pain, migraines and restricted blood flow. This relieves the pressure on the spine, pinched nerves and and restores normal blood circulation.
Promotes blood-circulation. As we age, our joints and inter-vertebral discs start to degenerate from the lack of nutrients and hydration. The stimulation increases blood-circulation, which helps bring oxygen, nutrients, pain reducing and anti-inflammatory hormones to the joints, bones, muscles and other damaged tissue.
Reduces stress. Chronic stress causes elevated levels of Cortisol, which has been linked to Lose of bone density, Insomnia, Obesity, Anxiety, Depression and Autoimmune Disorders. The Shakti Mat relaxes your body and mind.
Blocks the pain messages from reaching the central nervous system. The stimulation of the Shakti Mat immediately distracts the body from existing pain. In conjunction with endorphin release this provides extremely effective natural pain relief.