According to the literature that came with the product, Heavenly Product suggests that using the Heavenly Acupressure Mat may help you:
- Relieve Stress
- Relieve Anxiety
- Relieve Muscle Tension
- Relieve Back and Neck Pain
- Increase Blood Circulation
- Alleviate Insomnia
- Relax Deeper
I first tried the Mat by stepping on it with socks on. My feet felt a prick as the rubber tips that are used on mat to induce pressure on the acupuncture sites are stiff and prickly. However, after a few minutes, my feet felt warm. The prickly feeling lasted about 5 minutes after I stepped off the mat.
When I used the mat with clothes on, lying in different positions with my body, I felt the same uncomfortable prickle. The Heavenly Products brochure states that this is normal, and dissipates after continued use. I did feel warmth spread on the body parts that were in contact with the mat. I used the product for 3 days, and spent the entire 20 minutes in the positions suggested. I did not note that I slept better, because I have insomnia. I did feel more relaxed, and although the prickly feeling did not quite go away, it lessened with use.
The product information states:
“When using the Heavenly Acupressure Mat the first few times, please note that the first 5 to 8 minutes of the first 4 or 5 uses might feel a little uncomfortable for some people. This feeling is usually followed by pleasant warmth, and your body gets used to the sensation after using the mat for f4 or 5 times. Start by lying on the mat for at least 10 minutes. Twenty minutes or more is optimal in reaping the wonderful benefits of the acupressure mat. If you have very sensitive skin (I do) you may put a thin piece of cloth between the mat and your skin until your body is used to the sensation”.
I have to admit, I find the mat alluring. I believe strongly in pressure points and acupressure, and I intend to use the mat more often and longer. In the time that I used it, I found it beneficial for warmth and soothing, and I would like (and will) use it more this following month. The prickly feeling IS uncomfortable, but not painful, and it does go away.
This is indeed a very different and interesting product for those of us who are aging, and need to rejuvenate our bodies and soothe our tired muscles, and simply for relaxation. From the small time that I used it, I liked it. At first I thought, hmmmm, this is silly, but after two tries, I did not continue thinking that way! I believe this mat does what it states, and that is the bottom line of any product! HOWEVER, I did not experience all the benefits stated with long term use.
Warnings: Do not use the Heavenly Mat if you are pregnant, are a hemophiliac, using anticoagulants, or have skin diseases, unless otherwise directed by your health practitioner.
Heavenly Mats are available for purchase online.
We received product for our review. All opinions are our own.