Body Buddies - Acupressure Mats and Pillows

 Say Hello to Your New Best Friends!

Acupressure mats and pillows are brought to you through our devotion to promoting independent holistic healing therapies for body, mind, and spirit.  These devices are spreading across the world, and are enormously popular overseas, where they are better known.  Since 2008, it is reported that over 500,000 mats have been sold in Sweden alone!

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What is an Acupressure mat or pillow?

The mat and the pillow are truly unique adaptations of a healing device which has its roots in ancient India’s bed of nails, a precursor of modern day acupuncture.  First developed and tested in Russia in the 1970’s with huge success in treatment of many kinds of disorders, it has morphed into what is now its modern form: Circular disks of 27 points each (6,000 total) used to stimulate and promote the body’s blood flow through acupressure that the discs create as they are pressed against the skin. 

How does Acupressure work?

When you are in pain or stressed, be it physical or psychological, your body produces more stress hormones like adrenaline, noradrenalin and cortisol.  Over time, this wears down your immune system, making it less effective, along with rises in your blood pressure and blood sugar.  And, as we all know, stress can equal weight gain.  Using acupressure counteracts these negative hormones by causing the body to react in a way that releases positive, health and beauty enhancing hormones.


As you relax on your mat or pillow, all kinds of feel-good hormones release into your bloostream. Endorphins, Oxytocine, and Cholectystokinin, to name a few.

The mat's 6000 acupressure points make it a very effective tool for releasing tension and inducing a state of deep relaxation. (The pillow works the same way.)
Here's why:

  • Endorphins.  Large quantities of endorphins, the body's own hormones responsible for inducing an overall sense of calmness and well-being, are released. Endorphins help make us feel happy, relaxed and energized, and are often referred to as the body's own “natural pain relievers.”  Higher levels of endorphins increase your pain threshold and your body relaxes. 
  • Oxytocine.  Oxytocine is the body's own "happy pill".  It is released during sex, and/or when you meditate, dance, or listen to music you love. It too is a calming and "feel good" hormone. 
  • Cholecystokinin.  Levels of the appetite-reducing hormone "Cholecystokinin" go up, meaning that your appetite goes down. This may assist in weight loss.
  • Regular use of the mat may help increase your feelings of well-being and renewal, both physically and mentally. 

Would you believe that since December 2008 over 500,000 acupressure mats have been sold in Sweden?!!!!

What kind of conditions may be helped?

Everyone is different, and what happens for you may be different than what happens for someone else.  However, there are large numbers of testimonials out there on the web saying the web saying  this kind of acupressure helps, it helps, it helps!  Of course, though, you must use the mat regularly (3-4 times a week) in order to obtain maximum results. 

Benefits reported by users of the mat and/or pillow include:

  • Decrease in local body pain
  • Dissolving stress
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Strengthening immune system
  • Increasing metabolism
  • Decreasing inflammation
  • Encouraging tissue regeneration
  • Benefits asthama suffering
  • Benefits circulatory problems
  • Benefits digestive disorders
  • Relieving sciatia
  • Relieving headaches
  • Relieving insomnia
  • Relieving muscle aches
  • Relieving Fibromyalgia
  • Relieving depression
  • Relieving Rheumatism
  • Relieving mood swings
  • Relieving back pain
  • Relieving neck & shoulder pain

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