How to Use Your Shakti

The most popular ways to use The Shakti Mat is on the neck, shoulders, back and feet, however your entire body can benefit. Simply let the Mat apply pressure to your body to experience a deep warming sensation, easing the muscles, relaxing the body and supporting natural restoration.

The Shakti Experience

Back

Duration 20+ Minutes

Lying on your back is the most popular way to use The Shakti Mat. You can place your mat on any surface - but the most common is on a bed. Soft surfaces make contact between your mat and the lower back easier to achieve. Using The Shakti Mat as part of your bedtime routine supports the release of muscle tension, and prepares the body for a deep restful sleep.

The Shakti Mat is 10cm longer than other acupressure mats, allowing for full back and neck application.

Neck & Shoulders

Duration 10+ Minutes

Most people tend to carry their physical stress and tension in the back, neck and shoulders area - this Shakti position can be particularly useful to support relief. Use The Shakti Pillow, or roll up your Shakti Mat to target these areas. Applying the mat to the neck and shoulders soothes tired and tense muscles as a result of poor posture, exercise, and everyday stress.

The Shakti Mat has clipped discs, allowing the spikes to move and mold perfectly to the curve of your neck.

Feet

Duration 5+ Minutes

Feet are covered in pressure points making standing on The Shakti Mat a perfect way to achieve a deep acupressure effect. Try standing on your mat or footpad first thing in the morning or at the end of the day. Both support healthy circulation, tension release in tired feet, and can provide an energizing start to the day. Start off in socks, and slowly build up to bare feet.

The Shakti Mat uses first-class ABS plastic, allowing the spikes to remain sharp and effective, no matter how many times you stand on your mat.

Legs

Duration 10+ Minutes

Exercise and work can lead to tension in the calf hamstrings or quad areas. Placing The Shakti Mat against these areas can support healthy circulation, soothe muscles, and provide targeted relief. This position can be especially effective for people who lead an active lifestyle and want to restore problem areas.

The Shakti Mat comes in 3 levels to provide the perfect intensity of acupressure for your needs.

Belly

Duration 5+ Minutes

If you're someone who experiences discomfort in the belly region, The Shakti Mat may be the perfect tool to soothe discomfort. Apply The Shakti Mat to your belly simply by lying face down on the floor or bed. This will warm and relax the muscles and provide targeted relief.

Pillow cases are the perfect size to fit a Shakti Mat. Slide a pillow case over your mat when experimenting with new areas to reduce the intensity of the effect.

Tips for your first Shakti

  • These are just some of the most popular ways to use The Shakti Mat, but there really are no limits. Simply pick a tense area you want to target, and go.
  • The first time on a new area will often feel sensitive, but over time your body will adjust to the sensation.
  • Some areas you may find will only need a few minutes of application. While others, like your back, may need more time.
  • Often the areas that hurt the most, need it the most, as this can be a reflection of tension stored in the area.
  • When you're starting out on a new area you can adjust the intensity by limiting or adding body weight onto the mat. The first time Shakti-ing your feet, for example, try sitting on the edge of a couch to limit the pressure that is being applied.
  • Aim to use your Shakti Mat with bare skin, but you can always start out with thin clothing between your skin and the mat while your body adjusts.