What is Acupressure Mat ? It is inspired by ancient Indian healing tradition that is believed to have been around for thousands of years. The thousands of spikes that have been strategically placed on the mat and pillow are harmless to the skin and will provide your body with healing benefits. How does it work? Acupressure mat is a perfect assistant for self-treatment. It works in a similar way as acupuncture by having your body release endorphins, which have the ability to produce analgesia and a feeling of well-being. Many people have different reactions to this, which may include: happiness, clearer mind, more energy, and relaxation. If regularly used for a long enough period of time the acupressure set may: -Increase energy level-Improve blood circulation-Decrease stress-Relieve neck and back pain-Reduce blood pressure-Alleviate headaches-Improve sleep . How to use? Place the mat on the ground with spikes pointing up. Lie on the mat . The mat will allow you to target curved areas, such as neck, lumbar, and even feet. It is preferred to do it daily for 10 to 30 minutes at a time or as long as desired. For beginners it might be better to start for shorter period of time and/or wear a shirt or place a thin cloth between the spikes and your skin.