In how it works we learned that the Shakti Mat releases endorphins and oxytocin into your blood stream which is your body natural way to relieve pain and relax you but what are the health benefits of the Shakti Mat? How is the Shakti mat compliments your pain or stress management program? Well, here are some of the benefits that the Shakti will give you:
- It increases circulation and lowers your blood pressure
- Improves blood circulation
- Alleviate the symptoms of many ailments that people often resign themselves to living with including backache, sciatica, muscular tension, back pain, difficulty sleeping, migraine, high stress levels, lethargy and depression.
- Improves immunity
- Helps clear acid from the body which is fantastic for anyone with joint problems or gut issues
- Great when you’re feeling stressed
When you use the Shakti mat on a regular basis, you will find pain is reduced for several conditions including severe headaches, migraines, backache, sciatica, muscular tension, back pain, neck pain, etc. The reason why the work is because when lay on the mat you release endorphins which are powerful pain relievers present in your body which many believe have a similar effect on pain as morphine! your body’s natural response to pain – how good is that. For a deeper understanding on how this works on pain see our pain relief article.
Sleep and Relaxation
For those people that have sleeping problems you can find relief for insomnia by sleeping on the Shakti mat. When you use the Shakti Mat your levels of oxytocin rise, the levels of stress hormones in the body fall. Why? because Oxytocin is the ‘peace and calm’ hormone. Oxytocin promotes the repair of damaged or worn tissues and new cells grow where they are needed. Oxytocin raises the pain threshold, lowers blood pressure and decreases anxieties. Oxytocin also increases sexual desire and increases memory. By naturally increasing the body’s production of oxytocin, you optimise your body’s performance and durability. We know this work because we use it regularly – so you don’t need to live stressfully it is bad for your health just see the research.
For those people that enjoy yoga as a form of relaxation and stress relief; did you know that you could perform your poses on the acupressure mat? Yes, the Shakti mat will increase the overall effects of yoga. In this video yoga guru Simon Borg-Oliver demonstrates working out on The Shakti Mat at north Bondi Beach in Sydney, Simon has been using the Shakti for a number of years and just loves it.
One of the great benefits we found with the Shakti mat was the improved flexibility we got from using it on old injuries. My partner had a car accident years ago where she injured her shoulder and although she saw many specialist over the years it never quite recovered, her ability to raise her arms was some what limited. Since using the Shakti mat her flexibility significantly improved to the point where she has most of her movement and strength back. Since we discovered out that by the Shakti in those areas of damage we increased the circulation to that part of the body which also increased the amount of blood to that part of the body, which increased the amount of endorphins those muscles got and improves the healing on that part of the body.
We not only seen the benefits of the Shakti mat but we have experienced it. The Shakti mat is portable, could be use in just about any setting, you can use as often and as long as you want. The Shakti mat release your natural hormones that not only manage pain but relaxes you – so from our perspective it is a great and cost effective way to supplement or enhanced pain and/or relax. At the the end of the day all we want is to be able to enjoy life free from pain and stress.
Give it a try – you will be surprised.