HOW IT WORKS?
The impact of ACUMAT is based on principals of reflexology and acupressure. First, the specially designed pointed lotus petal spikes of ACUMAT simultaneously target biologically active points and meridians, as well as the area of skin related to the organs and systems. Second, ACUMAT increases the release of oxytocin and endorphins, which improve blood and lymph circulation, relieve muscles spasms, reduce pain and enhance your body's general emotional state. Finally, ACUMAT stimulates the supply of noradrenalin into the blood, which activates the sympathetic centers of the autonomic nervous system, as well as your pituitary, hypothalamus and adrenal cortex. This helps to speed your metabolism and strengthens the anti-inflammatory activity of your body.
Impact zones of ACUMAT are:
Put your ACUMAT on the bed or floor. Take off your shirt. Slowly and carefully lie on your back – do it gradually, leaning on the hands for support. Bend your knees, and while lifting the pelvis, move it forward and tightly press the lower back to the ACUMAT. You can leave the legs bent at the knees or straighten them. Place a small pillow or a roller under your neck to prevent your head from rolling back. If you feel discomfort in the back, feel free to adjust yourself to your, taking the optional position. Mild tenderness at the beginning of the session on ACUMAT is completely normal. This will disappear with time. Cover yourself with a blanket for you to feel as comfortable as possible. You can turn on soft music, close your eyes, use breathing techniques, do anything that will help you to let go of your thoughts and allow your muscles and mind to relax. Distribute your weight evenly across the mat. The first time you lie on the ACUMAT you may want to use a light cloth or wear a thin shirt to soften the pressure of the lotus spikes. Begin slowly, without causing unnecessary discomfort to yourself. It may take several days or weeks before you can start using the mat without a cover on it.
For treatment of acute pain and for best results it is recommended to use ACUMAT 2 times a day during the first 3 weeks. Afterwards, use ACUMAT when you feel the need, or at least 3 times a week.
Duration of treatment depends on you. One session should be a minimum of 10 minutes. while it is safe to use ACUMAT longer, the desired effect is normally achieved in 20 minutes. The first 10-15 minutes on the mat will be a powerful stimulant, but after 20 minutes the relaxing qualities of ACUMAT are made clear.
You can use the mat at any time, but do not use it after a heavy meal, when the body’s resources are mobilized in the abdominal area, making therapy less effective.
The ideal time for your session should be in the morning in the first few minutes after waking up, when the body and mind are still between sleep and wakefulness. ACUMAT will help you to wake up and start the day in good shape. For people who enjoy a midday rest, ACUMAT is an ideal way to relax and recuperate.
It can be used in the evenings as well, but only when you are used to the mat and are more used to being relaxed by it instead of being awakened or stimulated by it. If you are at the start of your program, using the mat at night might make you too energetic to sleep.
You can evenly distribute the pressure of the lotus flower spikes, or make it more intense in a specific area. Remember that your spine has a natural curve. Place a pillow, cushion or folded towel under ACUMAT in the place where it is needed. For example, place a cushion and mat under your neck for even pressure on the spine. If you place the mat under the lower back it is best to place a small cushion under the mat, so you can relieve pain in the buttocks, back, lower back, and treat sciatica or femoral verve neuropathy.
ACUMAT can be used to relieve spasmodic pain in any muscle or joint. To do this, pull out the inner mattress and use ACUMAT by pressing it down on the uncomfortable area for a few minutes. This impact is very effective for osteoarthritis, arthritis, rheumatism; ACUMAT can also be used to stimulate recovery in case of damage of muscles or joints, reducing tendonitis.
Some of people also use ACUMAT on their scalp. This procedure helps to slow down or stop hair loss and to stimulate growth. Impact on the scalp relieves headaches and migraines. Using ACUMAT enhances blood circulation of your feet, relieves fatigue and swelling. To do this, stand barefoot on ACUMAT. If you have sensitive feet, you can sit on a chair or lie on your back, bend the knees and put your feet on ACUMAT, choosing a comfortable intensity of pressure.
Many children love ACUMAT. We recommend it for restless children – while using ACUMAT they become calmer, and ACUMAT also improves sleep and immunity. If your children should use ACUMAT, under adult supervision. The skin of children is more sensitive, so we suggest using a special linen cloth when using ACUMAT. Children should use the mat for a maximum of 15 minutes.
Practitioners of yoga alo use ACUMAT under the feel, hands, and hips while performing asanas, such as the, Bhudzhangasanu (cobra pose) or Padahastasanu (stroke pose).