How to Choose the Best Shiatsu Mat?

Shiatsu massage is an ancient massage technique that is popular among believers in alternative therapies. While this kind of massage is considered extremely therapeutic, there is no real scientific evidence that it helps in the treatment of any ailments.

However, shiatsu massage still remains extremely popular.

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Before you have a shiatsu massage performed on you, or start your own massage practice, you need to have the proper gear for it. Shiatsu massage is typically performed on a flat and hard surface, preferably the floor. You may choose to use a shiatsu mat for massage purposes.

Although a mat is not very expensive, it is important that you make the right choice when it comes to purchasing such a mat. Here are some important considerations that will help you choose the mat to suit your needs completely.

  • The material of the mat is very important. Shiatsu massage is not performed using oil so do not hesitate to purchase a cloth mat as it would not get dirty very often.
  • The second thing to consider is the size of mat. Large mats can be cumbersome to carry around, fold and store, so choose a mat that fits your needs perfectly. The mat should also not be overly large as large mats may not always be accommodated in your studio or home.

  • Another thing to think about is the weight of the mat. A lightweight mat is easier to handle, clean, fold and store. Heavy mats provide more stability while performing the massage, but they are difficult to handle. Removing the mat on your own and putting it in storage may be cumbersome for you alone. So try to ensure that you have a light weight mat. 
  • Color and style are two characteristics of a shiatsu massage mat which can be effectively called the least important. There are a variety of colors, designs and styles of shiatsu mats and you will have no problems choosing a mat which meets all your needs and is still beautiful, well designed and stylish.
  • Make a comparison between various different massage mats before you venture to purchase one. Since there are a lot of products in the market and all are available at different prices, it is important to understand your own needs and purchase a mat which is just right for your needs.

Armed with this information and advice, you will be able to get just the right mat for your shiatsu massage.

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