What's The Best Way To Use An Acupressure Mat?

This article discusses the best ways to use an acupressure mat. 

Recently, I wrote about my origin story, and how I was just a normal, average guy, having a lovely early morning cycle, when a sinister van decided to end that experience and crushed me, sending me into the Emergency Room.

I ended up incorporating an acupressure mat into my healing, and the mat didn’t come with an instruction guide, so I had to listen to my body to feel the difference.

Listening To Yourself Is Hard When You Are In Pain

It’s not easy to tune-in when you are in a lot of pain — in fact, with a ringing samba in your ears all the time, the inability to look at screens or be in bright lights, and not being able to remember things, I spent a lot of time NOT trying to embody my feelings. It all hurt — and inside, I was afraid that I wasn’t actually going to recover.

That this new life was the dreaded “new normal” that people speak about.

I was definitely skeptical using this spiky mat for the first time, I mean, it just looks weird, right? But that all changed when I used it, and my body felt … energised in a way no drugs from Big Pharma could have made it feel.

The Acupressure Mat Worked Best For Me At Two Times During The Day

I started using it at two times during my day:

  1. First Thing In The Morning: I never fully feel awake in the morning. Until, that is, I stand on thousands of spikes with the soles of your feet. It tingles, it dances, it ignites. I GUARANTEE YOU, is better than coffee.
  2. Last Thing At Night: With a pressure job, it’s hard for me to fully shut down at the end of a day. But lying on this, I feel a release. Like energy flows to parts where it doesn’t during the day.

It was hard to find a mat that suited my body, and didn’t look like a torture machine, so along the way, I ended up developing my own acupressure mat. I love it — the look, the feel, how it gives me energy and smoothes out my balances. And I’m no longer afraid that I’m not going to recover, because, actually, I have!

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