How Can an Acupressure Mat Help with Sciatica Pain?

How Can an Acupressure Mat Help with Sciatica Pain?

How Can An Acupressure Mat Help Your Sciatica Pain?

     There are a host of reasons why people use acupressure mats.  The number one reason is that it just feels good.  So how does it help with specific ailments?  That’s a question that is asked quite often.  The simple version is that it depends on what you want the mat to do for you. Let’s take a common ailment that millions of people around the world suffer from - sciatica pain.

     First, let’s clarify a few things. Sciatica refers to the pain that travels down the sciatic nerve.  That nerve branches down the lower back and then goes through your hips and buttocks and then down each leg.  Sciatica pain is typically caused by a slipped disc in the lower back but can also flair up by a pinched nerve in the lumbar region of your spine and yes, even from pregnancy. The millions of people that suffer this kind of pain say it can be excruciating.  Many have claimed they’ve tried everything from ice packs, hot packs, medications, pain pills, and everything else in between.

One of The Best Kept Secrets

      One of the best kept secrets in town, which is no longer a great secret by the way, is to experience the fast relief by using an acupressure mat.  These products have been around for quite some time.  They are very safe, simple to use, and can travel with you anywhere.  The mat itself is covered with thousands of plastic points.  When you lie down on the mat, it is your own body weight that helps the tips of the plastic points apply pressure to various parts of your body.

     In the case of sciatica pain, the acupressure mat applies pressure to this area of the body and acts as a buffer between the muscles and the sciatic nerve.  Using the mat for ten to twenty minutes a day helps with improving blood circulation.  Getting better blood circulating throughout the body will reduce inflammation thereby decreasing the pain in the sciatic nerve.  Another benefit of using the acupressure mat for this kind of pain is it also helps to stretch out the ligaments that surround the sciatic nerve.

Tingling Sensation Means it's Working!

     Using an acupressure mat for the first time is a tad interesting.  It has a tingly sensation at first and then after a few minutes you’ll feel more relaxed, you’ll decompress, and when you’re done, your back will thank you.  You’ll also find that standing on the mat also helps the pressure points in your feet which is also a conduit to help alleviate pain in many areas of the body, including the lower back.  Acupressure mats come in various sizes and have many fun and  soothing colors.  Make sure you get the one that is the right size for your body shape and style.   

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