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5 amazing benefits of acupressure

5 amazing benefits of acupressure

 Acupressure is a healing therapy that has well and truly stood the test of time. What began in China over 5000 years ago, has now become recognised and practiced world wide.

Acupressure applies focused pressure to specialised points on the body, and in doing so, unblocks stagnant energy pathways (meridians). When energy is blocked, a number of ailments can manifest in the form of tension and pain, disease, emotional problems and digestive problems. When the energy is balanced through acupressure, you can experience harmony and wellbeing in every sense.

A wonderful benefit of acupressure is that many of the points can be treated by yourself. Alternatively, an Ajnamat can do the work for you, while you lay back and relax on its specially designed spikes! Let's take a closer look at some more of the amazing benefits!

Ajnamats are an effective tool for doing acupressure at home

1.Pain Relief

Did you know that a blockage in one part of your body could be the cause of pain in another? This is a common side affect of accumulated stress and tension. By focusing on these blockages acupressure can provide immediate and long term solutions, even for chronic pain. Additionally, increased blood flow will aid in healing injuries. Circulation If you have poor circulation you'll know that it can cause aches and pains of its own. Increasing blood flow through acupressure helps nearly every aspect of your health.

For those with acute pain, such as pinched nerves or muscle spasms, acupressure with an Ajnamat can quickly and effectively relieve symptoms.

If you have an Ajnamat, try standing on it for ten minutes to revive tired and aching legs.

2. Beauty

Skin elasticity, tone, and collagen levels can be improved from regular acupressure. It's also a great way to rid yourself of the toxic buildup that causes cellulite. 

Acupressure with an Ajnamat stimulates lymphatic drainage throughout the body,  and assisting in moving fluid out of your tissues into lymph nodes where bacteria, viruses and other harmful microorganisms are destroyed.

This process also brings nourishing oxygen to the skin, reaches the deeper layers to eliminate cellulite, and gives you healthier and more radiant complexion.

 

Sit on an Ajnamat while you work to target problem areas, and stimulate lymphatic drainage 

3. Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

Certain meridians in the body are closely related to emotions. When these stagnant pathways become unblocked through acupressure you will feel a sense of calm positively effects your entire body. Less stress equals less inflammation in the body, and lowered cortisol.

4. Boosts Immune System

As discussed before, accumulated stress can be hazardous for the body, leaving your immune system weakened susceptible to sickness. A couple of points either side of your spine are particularly helpful to stimulate your immune system.

The lymphatic system plays an integral role in the immune functions of the body. It is the first line of defense against disease, and can be kept healthy through acupressure and acupressure mats.

5. Sleep

Studies show that lying on an acupressure mat releases stress, reduces heart rate to a healthy rate which is optimal for inducing sleep, deepens and slows the rate of breathing and improves circulation of blood subtly.

Acupressure initiates a reduction in the reaction of the sympathetic nervous system (responsible for flight or fight response) and an elevation in the reaction of the parasympathetic nervous system (responsible for digestion and rest). 

As there is improved circulation and increased relaxation after lying for some time on an acupressure mat, the body starts releasing feel-good chemicals or hormones referred to as endorphins and oxytocin. As this happens, muscles relax, pain and stress subside, and you can drift off to sleep more easily.

 

Our Ajnamat give you the benefits of acupressure at home. Why don't you test it yourself?

 

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