You folks know that I love to try many different things for my health. I’ve done floating, all types of massage therapy, medical physical therapy, colonics (yeah, they put a tube up my butt) acupuncture, cupping, oxygen, foot soaking and now the latest player in the game, an acupressure mat.
So I got my hands on this cool acupressure mat called “Dosha Mat.” I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and I gotta tell you, I’m still adapting to it. It is something entirely different from anything I’ve done before, but in a good way. You know we take vitamins everyday right and you don’t feel an immediate high from taking them, it’s sort of a progressive thing that happens over time?
I kind of feel the same way about these alternative therapies, including Dosha mat. These aren’t magical devices, they are tools that will help you recover, get energized and feel relaxed. I know it sounds counter to each other, but you can be relaxed and energized.
It’s not like you are going to lay down on this thing and everything that is broken will be fixed. I’ll need a much bigger mat for that. LOL. However, progressively over time you should begin to experience the benefits.
As far as acupressure mats go, I’m completely new to them but I am digging this cool Dosha mat. The first day I grabbed it, I kind of disrespected the little blue flower looking things. I grabbed it kind of absentmindedly and stabbed my damn finger. It didn’t cut or puncture me, but it reminded me, “Oh yeah, those things are pointy you fool!”
So, don’t be a silly goose like me, respect the mat and grab it carefully. Do that and you won’t prick your finger like I did.
Laying down on it was a bit painful at first, but I did it without a shirt thinking I was superman, that’s a no no. Put on a layer at first. I’ve also sat on it and stood on it. Sitting hurt the most, but that’s probably cause of my plumpy thighs! Standing on it felt good, didn’t really hurt. I don’t know how to describe the feeling I get laying on it, but there is kind of a release. It’s kind of like what you get from a deep tissue massage or foam rolling. Sort of, I think? I told you, it’s hard to describe. LOL.
I’m going to continue using the Dosha mat and as time continues I look forward to experiencing more of those great benefits. Release is always nice, especially these days when we are so tense and stressed out. I’ve recently started training again as the gyms opened, and I’m hoping that my Dosha mat will help me with the fatigue, recovery and process of training.
Acupressure is said to help with weight loss and that’s really exciting for me as I gained quite a bit of covid lockdown weight.
If you’d like to learn more about the Dosha mat or try one out for yourself, check them out here!
What follows are some of the benefits the Dosha mat provides pulled directly from the source at Dosha.com!
Why Using an Acupressure Mat Can Change Your Life
Studies have shown that acupressure mats can have incredible health effects, including the following:
- Reduction of pain and soreness
- Deep calm and relaxation
- Reduction of stress and anxiety
- Improved sleep
- Increased circulation
- Rejuvenation of the skin
- Improved digestion
- Increased energy levels
- Reduction of cellulite
- Alleviates arthritis
- Alleviates fibromyalgia
- Aids myofascial pain syndrome
- Alleviates sciatica pain
- Faster recovery after workouts
- Lower cortisol levels
I’m super excited about the Dosha mat. In fact, I’m going to lay down on it now! I think I have more than half of those problems in that list so let’s get to it!
Just a life long New Yorker sharing the journey through my lens. Please take note of a post’s date. The views I express here are subject to change and evolving as I grow and learn.