The StreamBed Foot Reflexology Walking Mat has a pleasing, colorful look, with an abundance of various-sized stimulation points for massaging the soles of your feet. It also features a life-sized foot reflexology diagram embedded with stimulation points for targeting the reflexology regions of the foot.
Apart from Reflexology, using a walking mat provides a stimulating massage for the soles of your feet, relieving muscle tension, and leaving you with a relaxed feeling of well-being.
Features a life-sized foot reflexology diagram embedded with stimulation points for targeting acupoints located on the feet.
Apply acupressure from the body's own weight, to the reflex points of the foot.
Has hundreds of stimulation points of assorted colors, shapes, and sizes for massaging the soles of your feet.
Reflexology can be described as a drug-free form of alleviating physical tension and stress-related conditions. It has been found to work best when the applications are consistent, and has gained popularity because it can be self-applied practically anywhere. Reflexology uses many basic massage techniques, but focuses on principles similar to acupressure, such as using the thumb and fingers to target particular spots on your feet and hands for massage.
How does the Walking Mat Work?
The StreamBed Foot Reflexology Walking Mat's walkway is designed to emulate ancient stone reflexology pathways found throughout Asia. Foot Reflexology is an applied pressure therapy that involves stimulating reflex points on the foot. The foot receives the massage on behalf of the entire body.
Over time, gravity causes a substance called uric acid to settle in reflex points of the foot. Uric acid, when concentrated, produces a cord, or granule-like bubble that may be painful upon stimulation. The reflex points have also been considered to create a sense of calm, energy, clarity and vitality.
Walking on streambed-like walking paths or mats is an ancient practice. The uneven stones' surfaces stimulate reflexology regions on the soles of the feet. A 2005 scientific study of older participants by the Oregon Research Institute (ORI) found that the exercise of "walking on the river rock-like surface of these manufactured ... mats improved participants' balance and mobility."
Use the Acupressure Mat whenever your muscles ache or when your joints feel stiff. When your body is relaxed it is better able to heal and recover.
Walk on the SteamBed Reflexology Walking Mat for 20-40 minutes as needed, preferably at least a couple of times a week.
You can use the Acupressure Mat every day.
It is recommended to wear socks for first time use.
It should feel ‘nicely painful’ to achieve its effect.
We all have different pain thresholds, so most of us will need to adjust the effect at first by putting a cloth or thin towel on the mat to soften the pressure of the knobs.
Try it out until you find the right level of sensation. The "knobs” of the mat have a rounded surface and cannot harm you.