Acupressure Mat and It's Benefits

Submitted by debabrat on May 25, 2012

Acupressure is an ancient practice which helps release hidden or blocked energy in the body through pressure at important points. Pressure is designed to help various body systems work at optimum and help the body regain its best form. Acupressure can even target specific areas and particular diseases. With practice, acupressure can help get rid of even chronic problems like diabetes, hypertension, migraines and back pain.


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An acupressure mat is a flat mat with many protrusions or bumps on them. The size and number of these protrusions can vary. Walking on that surface can take some getting used to.

There are many mats available in the market – made from different materials. General consensus seems to be to favor mats that are made from 100 per cent cotton and covered with naturally-dyed linen.


The important factor in acupressure mats is whether it facilitates the release of energy and promotes circulation. In mats made of synthetic fabrics this does not seem to readily happen.

The mat in acupressure is particularly good to rid yourself of back pain, stress, insomnia, high blood pressure, and other chronic conditions. These mats are considered tools of acupressure and can help even reduce weight and revitalize your body.

The main benefits of using acupressure mats are

  • Possibility of using anywhere and getting relief from pain
  • Helps legs and back become stress and pain free
  • Ailments that can be remedied include back pain, sciatica, sinusitis, migraine, piles, insomnia, constipation, diabetes, indigestion, heartburn and general renal problems.

The acupressure foot mat is a good way to restore balance in the body especially while on the go. Though acupressure is an art that can be practiced anywhere, sometimes time gets in the way. At such time, using the mat for three to five minutes can make all the difference.

An acupressure foot mat can work wonders for you even if you start using the mat for up to 30 seconds in a day. You can walk over it gently and barefoot. If you find it difficult initially to walk over it barefoot, wear thin socks. Over a 6-8 week period, try and use the foot mat twice a day, with bare feet.

Along with mats you even get specific objects designed for acupressure on specific areas. A roller for the back, beads to worn and other acupressure props designed to improve your experience. Make sure that you speak to a certified acupressure specialist before you use any acupressure device.

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