What if there was a way to relieve tense muscles, headaches and circulation all while ensuring you have a deep and restful sleep from the comfort of your home? Well now you can, with The Shakti Mat.
Originally designed as a meditation aid, people have been using acupressure mats for nearly 2000 years, the only exception being those were usually made of fine tip nails. Indian and Chinese cultures have been using some form of these dating back two millennia with the simple principle that the initial feelings of discomfort helped cultivate resilience, and eventually eased the body and mind into a place of stillness.
Fast forward to 2018 and the team at Shakti mat want you to reap the benefits of their modernized acupressure mat and embrace a new and natural approach to recovery and well-being. Their easy self-treatment mat costs no more than your average massage and is comprised of 6,000 points on a 100% Certified Organic Cotton base and is designed to trigger those problem areas and aid in muscle recovery and improve circulation. Each point is made from a tough ABS non-toxic plastic in a floral shape.
To use the mat, you simply lay it down on a soft surface and make contact between your mat and the most obvious position, your lower back. This will work to trigger fatigued trigger points in the back and eases muscle tension while improving overall sleep. You can additionally use the mat on your legs, feet and neck or shoulders which can be perfect for post-exercise recovery, stress relief and improved circulation.
One thing we love about the team at Shakti (which stands for – divine feminine power) is their commitment to supporting women in India, by providing them with good paying jobs, meals and healthcare but most importantly a safe working environment. It speaks measures when a company is willing to give back and support those in need.
After using the mat this past month, there is a slight somewhat painful learning curve as you must train your body to embrace the acupressure sensation, but the trade-off is quite special. Used exclusively on our tired lower backs after typing reviews all day long at our desk, we found just 20 minutes a day on the mat relieved our tired old bones and simply alleviated any pain or tightness we were experiencing. Some of our team also swear by the mat’s uncanny ability to help put them to sleep due to the deeper relaxation felt.
At the end of the day, this science has been around for many many years, the team at Shakti have perfected this science into a compact, robust product that can offer some immense relief to the end user and we truly love that concept!