Acupressure is a type of acupuncture. Both acupressure and acupuncture are based on the same fundamental principle of acupoints activation across the meridians. In acupressure, muscular tension is released by applying pressure with hand at specific acupoints or pressure of the thumbs on specific points or the application of pressure to acupoints is used to balance the flow of the physiological energy.
However, the easiest and most convenient way is to get yourself a full-body Acupressure Mat. The feeling of relaxation and restfulness are connected to the points along your spine and shoulders which is relief is felt when the right amount of pressure is applied along these areas. When you lay down on an acupressure mat for the first time, your nerves will feel awakened by this new sensation but once your body adjusts to the pressure brought about by the spikes, you will feel warmth on your back, followed by a release of muscle tension. The pressure the spikes bring also improves blood circulation which encourages the release of the natural feel-good hormones in the body. As your mind and body releases stress and loosen up muscle tension, you’ll feel more calm and prepared to drift off. (1)
Red Light Therapy
Red light can penetrate deep into your tissues making muscles more flexible and are aiding in pain relief from myalgia and pain in a muscle or group of muscles. It eases stiffness and works as a pain reliever in case of rheumatism, arthritis and muscular pain. (2)
This device has 2 frequencies of 660nm and 850nm – 660nm range is for collagen production and other skin benefits and 850nm range is for deep tissue issues like muscle recovery, joint discomfort, wound healing and more. Not only that, it has 200 high power LEDs of precise wavelength ranges – more lights than the rest.
Grounding has been proven to improve sleep, normalize the day–night cortisol rhythm, reduce pain, reduce stress, shift the autonomic nervous system from sympathetic toward parasympathetic activation, increase heart rate variability, speed wound healing, and reduce blood viscosity. Wounds heal very differently when the body is grounded, healing is much faster, and the cardinal signs of inflammation are reduced or eliminated. (3)
These grounding sheets are made of high quality organic natural cotton with silver conductive thread for an optimum grounding experience – perfect for people that spend a lot of time indoors and busy professionals.
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