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How do I use an acupressure mat or pillow?

How do acupressure mats and pillows work?

Consider these ingenious inventions like a friendlier version of a bed of nails.

The tiny spikes on the mat/pillow deliver controlled pain and discomfort that triggers endorphin release (our natural feel-good pain relief chemicals), boosts blood flow, promotes relaxation and quality sleep, reduces stress, and can relieve aches and pains and aid in muscle recovery.

How do I use an acupressure mat or pillow?

Start with a short session - five to ten minutes. The back is a great area to start with. Aim to use your mat or pillow with bare skin, but you can wear a thin layer of clothing between your skin and the mat while your body adjusts.

Find a comfortable spot, and lie down gently on your mat. If you're starting, a bed or a couch will give a little extra cushioning (graduate to the floor if you desire once you're an expert).

The first time on a new area will often feel sensitive and prickly, but it is bearable and will subside once you settle onto the mat. Over time your body will adjust to the sensation. Gradually build up your time on the mat; some people like to meditate or even nap on them.

The TRIBE Acupressure Mat

With a whopping 6,534 spikes, the TRIBE Acupressure Mat is a dream for a tired, sore back or a wind-down session before bed. The mat itself is 17mm thick foam encased in organic canvas cotton, washable, transportable (hello, handles), and comes in at a lightweight 700g.

You can lie on it, stand on it, rest your legs on it - even doze off on it once you're a pro!

The TRIBE Acupressure Pillow

With 1,566 spikes, and encased in the same organic canvas cotton, the TRIBE Acupressure Pillow is brilliant to relieve tension and stress in the neck and shoulders, bringing about a feeling of deep relaxation.

It can also be placed underneath tired or sore hamstrings, calves, and thighs to assist with healthy recovery post-exercise, and as a lumbar support tool behind your back on the couch or at your desk.
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