To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear. – Buddha
The history of the Spike Mat (also known as an AcuMat or an Acupressure Mat) started thousands of years ago with its roots in Eastern medicine and Indian mysticism. The “bed of nails” has been used for relaxation exercises, meditation and yoga, as well as for healing the body and releasing emotional, physical and mental blockages.
When we are in pain, as well as in psychological, physical or inflammatory stress, our bodies increase production of the body’s stress hormones (adrenalin, cortisol and noradrenalin). Higher level of stress hormones impairs the immune response, raises blood pressure and blood sugar level, negatively influences metabolism, and results in muscle tension, aching muscles and joints. In addition, we become more sensitive to pain, and our sexual desire declines or disappears altogether.
The Spike Mat can be a solution to the vicious circle of stress hormone production. Pressure from the spikes on the mat activates the body's own production of "natural painkiller" hormone (endorphins) and "feel-good” hormone (oxytocin). Endorphins relieve the pain and give a sense of physical well-being, while oxytocin helps relax and wind down. When levels of oxytocin rise, the levels of stress hormones in the body fall. Damaged or worn tissues are repaired and new cells grow where they are needed. Our pain threshold is raised, blood pressure falls, worries and anxieties decrease, sexual desire increases and we optimize our body’s performance and durability instead of manipulating it.
At StyleWellness you will find organic Spike Mats, which may bring many benefits to your well-being.