The most popular ways to use The Shakti Mat is on the neck, shoulders, back and legs, however your entire body can benefit. Simply let the mat apply pressure to your body to experience a deep warming sensation, easing the muscles, relaxing the body and supporting natural restoration.
Duration 20+ Minutes
Lying on your back is the most popular way to use The Shakti Mat. You can place your mat on any surface - but the most common is on a bed. Soft surfaces make contact between your mat and the lower back easier to achieve. Using The Shakti Mat as part of your bedtime routine supports the release of muscle tension, and prepares the body for a deep restful sleep.
The Shakti Mat is 10cm longer than other acupressure mats, allowing for full back and neck application.
Duration 10+ Minutes
Most people tend to carry their physical stress and tension in the back, neck and shoulders area - this Shakti position can be particularly useful to support relief. Use The Shakti Pillow, or roll up your Shakti Mat to target these areas. Applying the mat to the neck and shoulders soothes tired and tense muscles as a result of poor posture, exercise, and everyday stress.
The Shakti Mat has clipped discs, allowing the spikes to move and mold perfectly to the curve of your neck.
Duration 5+ Minutes
If you're someone who experiences discomfort in the belly region, The Shakti Mat may be the perfect tool to soothe discomfort. Apply The Shakti Mat to your belly simply by lying face down on the floor or bed. This will warm and relax the muscles and provide targeted relief.
Pillow cases are the perfect size to fit a Shakti Mat. Slide a pillow case over your mat when experimenting with new areas to reduce the intensity of the effect.
Duration 2+ Minutes
Standing on the Shakti Mat is a great way to provide relief to tired feet, release work-day tension, and awaken your body. This approach is one of the more intense ways to Shakti as it involves more body weight being applied to a smaller area of spikes. We recommend starting by wearing thick socks and leaving your heels completely off The Mat so that you can mindfully control the amount of pressure. Over time, ease into full-foot application or bare skin, only when it feels right for you.