Who shouldn’t use an acupressure mat?
People with high blood pressure should talk to a doctor before using one, too. Most acupressure mat manufacturers don’t recommend pregnant people use them, and children and babies should also avoid contact with the mats.
How well do acupressure mats work?
Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of scientific research to back up the claims of acupressure mats, but experts have seen anecdotal evidence that suggests these mats can be a beneficial recovery tool for runners and have the potential to reduce foot injuries by increasing foot strength and stability.
Is an acupressure mat good for you?
Acupressure mats allow you to get the benefits of acupressure from home. They are easy to use, noninvasive (unlike acupuncture), and have little side effects. Although more research is needed, they may help relieve pain, fatigue, muscle tension, and stress. And they might even help you sleep better.