Shakti Users Above: Sophie Mackenzie - World Champion Double Skulls Rowing 2016, Gillies Kaka - Commonwealth Games Gold Medal Winner - Rugby 7's, Megan Craig - New Zealand Squash Player
Acupressure is a form of physical therapy and The Shakti Mat simply allows easy self-treatment. The Shakti Mat can work in two distinct ways to enhance your athletic performance. If used briefly before exercise, the effect of the acupressure is to excite the nerves, preparing it for peak performance. When used for longer periods of time, it reduces pain and inflammation through endorphin release and boosting circulation. This not only shortens recovery time from injuries, but enhances endurance and helps prevent future injuries. Soft tissue work improves circulation, flushes out toxins and relaxes muscles, increases joint lubrication and motion.
Once you have chosen the desired muscle group to exercise, The Shakti Mat can be used both as a tool to stimulate and rest the muscles.