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PRODUCT: Eco Acupressure Massage Mat

Producer: ANJA

My Rating: 9/10

Retail Price: Approx $89.99 USD

Cheapest Price Online: Approx $57.99 USD

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

Dimensions: 73cm x 45cm

Promotion: One Product Sold – One Tree Planted

  • Made from 100% natural materials
  • Real cotton
  • Natural unbleached linen
  • Coconut fibre inner mat
  • Hypoallergenic materials
  • HIPS plastic (medical grade)
  • Lotus style acupressure spikes
  • Has over 5,000 points
  • Comes with a carry bag
  • Eco-Friendly

PRODUCT: Pranamat Eco Therapeutic Massage Mat

Producer: Pranamat

My Rating: 9.5/10

Cheapest place to Buy: Amazon.com

Price RRP: Approx $160 USD

Other Available Items: Pranapillow Massage/acupressure (approx $115 USD)

Size Pranamat ECO Mat: 73 x 45 cm

Size Pranamat ECO Pillow: 34 x 45 cm

  • Certified by the US FDA
  • Made from natural eco-friendly materials
  • HIPS plastic (medical grade)
  • Odour free cotton
  • Natural Linen
  • Coconut fibre inner mat
  • Comes in a variety of colours
  • 5-year warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee

 

PRODUCT: Original Shakti Acupressure Mat

Producer: Shakti

My Rating: 8.5/10

Retail Price: Approx $99.99 USD

Cheapest Price Online: Approx $25.99 USD

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

Dimensions: 74cm x 42cm

  • Made from 100% organic cotton
  • Colours from natural dyes
  • Recyclable ABS non-toxic plastic
  • Strong impact resistance plastic
  • Inner made of polyethene foam (non-toxic, latex free)
  • Has 6,000 points
  • Comes with a tote bag
  • 60-day returns policy
  • Handmade in India
  • The company engages in charitable initiatives

 

 

What to look for when buying a mat

You will find that there are a variety of mats available on the market and that when you are looking at buying an acupressure mat, the prices can range from $20 up to $300 plus.

Things to consider:

NO nasty chemicals – It is important to consider that the mat will be used on and against your skin and you don’t want any cheap nasty chemicals that could cause irritation, allergy, infection or damage to you or your skin.

Spike Quality – The quality of the acupressure spikes is also very important. If purchasing a mat ensure that there are NO cheap spikes created out or unhealthy chemicals. The plastic should be of medical grade quality that will not break or collapse. They should be designed so that they won’t pierce your skin. Check the review of the buyers to see if anyone has had any of these types of problems with their mat.

Quality Materials – Will the materials last multiple uses and cleanings. Are the materials and quality durable as well as environmentally safe products used, especially as you are using this on your body over a period of time, it needs to stand up to consistent pressure and use over time.

Ethical employment – As most of these mats are made in countries like India and China, it is important to make sure the company from which you have purchased this product is committed to fair employment practices in the creation of the acupressure products.

Pricing – You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a quality mat. But remember you want the mat to be a quality item and to last a good period of time. My mat was a Christmas gift so I didn’t have to buy it which was an awesome plus for me.

Instructions for use – There are a number of ways that an acupressure mat can be used. It can be used on different parts of the body, for relaxation, exercise yoga, meditation. Ensure your mat comes with instructions for use including any do’s and don’ts for its use.

Caring and Cleaning: Check that the product can be easily cleaned and cared for in a reasonable manner. Can you wash and clean the pressure spikes of the product without it being damaged? Make sure there are care instructions and recommendations for keeping your mat hygienic included with your purchase.

Warranty: What kind of warranty is offered with the product purchase? Check if there a trial and return period or a quality or manufacturer guarantee.

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  1. Those mats with the acupressure spikes are really interesting, I haven’t seen anything like them before.
    I like the purple one with the 5 year warranty, and the prices of them all are fair.

    It’s great that you had a video to see how she does her massage work. I’ll have to show these to my daughter, she works for the local newspaper and is in front of her laptop all day. She gets a sore neck and back often.

    Thanks for the information it was an interesting read.

    Patsy

    • Hi Patsy, I’m glad you found these mats interesting. These have been a wonderful relief for me and helping with my tension and migraine headache relief. Personally, I love my mat and I couldn’t live without it now that I have discovered the benefits it gives me. Let me know if you have any questions about the acupressure mats and I will definitely try to give you the answers. Thank you so much for coming to my site and reading my article. With gratitude and blessings, Mary

  2. Hi Mary, thanks so much for this review. I’ve never heard of Shakti Mats before. I suffer from Migraines and this seems to be really helpful. My favorite is the Original Shakti Acupressure Mat and the price is reasonable. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you Nathalie for visiting and reading my post on Acupressure Mats. I have personally had amazing benefits from my acupressure mat and feel great that I can relieve my pain in a natural way without putting strong medications into my body. If you have any questions feel free to come back and ask me and I will do my best to answer them. With Gratitude and Blessings Mary

  3. Great post and good info.

    My wife suffers from migraine, and this already for a long, long while. 

    Now, we were looking for solutions, doctors and all this, never we had thought the answer could lie in a post online. 

    I will show this to her and I think she will say she will try it, and hopefully it works. 

    Thanks for sharing it! 

    • Thank you Emmanuel for reading my post. I suffered migraines and my husband gave me an acupressure mat for Christmas 2 years ago. 

      I have really enjoyed using it and I now use it for pain and stiffness in other areas of my body and I don’t have to take pain killers that actually make me feel ill. It has really helped me manage pain as well as my use in my migraine management. Please read more on the use of these mats in my other post Best Acupressure Mat Review – Do They Really Work?. I also have other posts regarding herbal remedies that have been useful to myself such as magnesium supplements. I hope to hear some good news about your wife’s migraine management soon. Wishing you a healthy and happy New Year. Mary

  4. I have never heard of acupressure mats before.  A test with a mat will be interesting.  People are way too quick to get a prescription for the latest pill instead of trying a more natural way to treat their issue.  I can see where the ease of cleaning the mat will be important.  I will have to look at these more in depth.  Thank for the great information you have given me something to research further.

    • Hi Tom, If your interested in reading more information on the acupressure mats then please read my earlier post Best Acupressure Mat Review – Do They Really Work?. It discusses the use of the mats and the care and important quality issues a little more in depth. If you have any questions I are more than happy to answer them for you based on my own experiences with the mats. Happy researching, Mary.

  5. I had no idea that acupressure mats existed. Thanks so much for this review as I’m actually looking for ways to release some stress, and an acupressure mat seems like a great idea! So the Pranamat Eco Therapeutic Massage Mat would be the best one out of the three you presented here. It’s quite expensive, but I suppose it’s worth the try. The video you attached is also quite helpful. Thanks Mary!

    • HI Ben, Thank you for reading my post on acupressure mats. These mats are my recommendations. There are a number of cheaper acupressure mats out there, but if you are going to try it, it is very important not to get a mat that is made up of harmful materials or one that will not last. If the materials that the mat is made from are not good quality then the mat will not work well or last. If you are using a mat with harmful low grade plastic, the pressure spikes/points may be sharp and pierce the skin or may not keep their shape over time. The quality of the pressure points should be a medical grade plastic and the outer materials need to be able to be removed and hand washed and cared for, so that they do not cause health issues with the skin.

      I hope the mat provides you with the relief you need. I know that it has done this for me. If you have any further questions about using an acupressure mat I would be happy to help you again. Blessings, Mary.

  6. OMG, thank you so much for the article! It is amazing. I love massage and I actually never tried something like this but after a long day at work, I feel that it helps to relieve pressure on the body and I can use it at home. I don’t always have time to go to massages so it’s a wonderful tool. It is very important to look for the ones that are made from good materials, as you said no nasty chemicals and the spikes are a thing to take into consideration as well.

    • Hi Stefania, I hope you enjoy your experience with you acupressure mat as much as I have. Its been amazing for me and I would love to hear how it works for you. Please read my other article on Best Acupressure Mat Review – Do They Really Work?. It has some great tips for first timers, especially if your at all concerned about using the acupressure mat. Its so very important to take care of your body and give it the relaxation and rest it requires. Wishing you a relaxing and restful season. Mary

  7. Thanks for this list of wonderful acupressure mats. I was thinking to get one for my wife due her having body aches nd headaches over again.

    She goes for a massage once in a while but is too busy to do this every week. I searched for a alternative she can do at home.

    I like the first one on your list, especially because they promise to plant a tree for every sold mat. That is a motivation and the mat seems fit for what I want it as well.

    • Hi Stefan, I’m so glad that you found my post helpful. My Acupressure Mat was also a gift from my husband and at first I wasn’t so sure if I was going to like it, now I wouldn’t change it for the world. Its helped me many times manage my pain and migraines. If you have any further questions at all on these I would be more than happy to share my experience. I would also love to hear from your wife on her experience using it once she has had it for a couple of months. Wishing you a happy healthy and pain-free future, Mary 

  8. Hello Mary, I was completely unaware of the existence of these mats until I saw your post. But i’m now intrigued. So would I be able to use one of these mats whilst driving? How comfortable are they exactly? Because the person that got up from the mat looked like his back was thoroughly poked up. I also can’t seem to figure out whether one of these would be comfortable or not… Like is it painful? or just slightly uncomfortable? 

    Good concise article by the way. 

    • Thank you Rich-allee for reading my post on acupressure mat recommendations. 

      In my personal experience the acupressure points do leave an impression on the skin that slowly goes away over the period of around 20mins or so, depending on your skins moisture and its elasticity. Personally I did not find the mat to be painful, rather it was an unusual sensation. For me if the muscles are tense or tight, it feels uncomfortable to begin with, but within  a few minutes as the muscles relax the sensation turns to a warm sensation.  I started with short period of time on the mat to begin with and slowly built up , now its so comfortable that I fall asleep on it and usually find I can lay on it for 40 mins to an hour at a time. Please read my other articles on acupressure and migraine these discuss ways to use the mats if your concerned about the pressure spike. Best Acupressure Mat Review – Do They Really Work?. Blessing and good health, Mary

  9. I’ve always wondered what it would feel like to get an accupressure treatment. Getting one of these mats should be a the first step in getting one, but how do i know how to use it? Can i use them myself or do i have to get a professional to do it for me? I hope to share my experience with accupressure mats real soon, i hope its as fulfilling as i have read. Cheers

    • Hi Samson, I explain further about acupressure points and the use of acupressure mats in my article other posts. There are a number of videos on you tube and the mats I have shown should all come with instructions on how to use correctly.

      Best Acupressure Mat Review – Do They Really Work?

      Pressure Points For Migraine Relief

      This is something that you can use yourself at home in between health visits and I have personally found to be a wonderful help in managing my migraine pain and other health issues. Let me know if you have any further questions. Blessings always, Mary

  10. Hi Mary,

    Honestly, this is my first time of seeing this, though i have once heard it from a friend about ‘one particular Mat that when one walk, stand or lie down on them, the spikes exert pressure on their acu-points.

    I’m just imagining how Acupressure mats will poke into your tissues, pressing in your neck, 

    leaving impressions in your arms. How then are mine to enjoy the mat? Lol… Yes.

    but if after everything, i can be able to generalized relief. Then, I can’t wait to get one for myself.

    thanks very much for this review Dear.

    • Hello again Bibian, Perhaps if you have time you may like to read my other article on acupressure. In this article I discuss how to use the mats to prevent discomfort.  

      It may be of interest to on how these mats work and how to reduce the pressure from the mats acupressure points if needed. 

      Best Acupressure Mat Review – Do They Really Work?

      Honestly, I found it strange to begin with and I not stay on it for longer than 5 mins, as it was a new and unusual sensation, but after getting used to it and slwoly extending my time on the mat, I can now relax on the mat for an hour and I feel a warm sensation of increased blood flow and relaxation afterwards. 

      As I suggest in my post if you are trying an acupuncture mat for the first time and are concerned about the pressure points, then I suggest that you try using it while wearing a thin cotton shirt or to put a cotton pillowcase over the mat’s pressure points. Let me know if my other post answers all your questions, Wishing you the best of health, Mary.

  11. Thanks Mary for the review of these acupressure mats. I love your site cos of this acupressure mat review. My aunt has been undergoing a serious migraine which has been taking her to different hospitals. I will be happy to introduce my aunt to this site I believe she will love it as it may be a solution to her problem.Thanks for sharing

    • Hi Bibian, Blessing and Gratitude to you for reading my article reviewing acupressure mats. Its been a life saver for me and I have been using it for a migraines and some recent back pain. Possibly for sitting too long at the computer desk. I hope your Aunt enjoys my site please let her know that there are a number of other natural remedies to read about on my site including herbal remedies and supplements. Wishing you the best of healing always, Mary

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