Product Review: Pranamat ECO Acupressure Mat

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We all know what a yoga mat is, and odds are, if you’re reading this, you own one. Most of us probably know what acupressure is or have at least heard of it. But have you ever heard of an acupressure mat? Allow us to introduce the Pranamat ECO, an acupressure therapeutic massage mat. While you are welcome to practice yoga poses on this mat, it fits in with your healthy, holistic lifestyle beyond your physical practice.
 
Intrigued? We certainly were! The Pranamat ECO uses acupressure techniques for self-healing and relaxation. Before we review this product, let’s take a closer look at the practice of acupressure. Acupressure shares the same lineage as Acupuncture – both are ancient Chinese healing therapies. While acupuncture uses needles to adjust the body’s energy flow, acupressure relies on – you guessed it – pressure to simulate the needle’s effects without actually puncturing the skin. Both approaches offer a wide range of health benefits.
 
Let’s learn how:
 
1. Benefits of Acupressure:
When I first stepped onto the Pranamat ECO, I was surprised at how sharp the lotus flower-shaped massagers felt against the bottom of my feet. But I immediately felt a rush of energy, stimulation, and intense physical focus, and knew I’d stepped onto something good for me. Don’t get me wrong, this mat is not comfortable to lay on. The word “ouch” will certainly come out of your mouth, but as you take a breath and relax into it, you will feel a sensation of good that you will want to come back to over and over again.
 
Acupressure works with the body’s meridian lines, which are pathways that connect to each other and also to internal organs throughout the body, delivering energy (known in yoga as prana). Just as the veins deliver blood, the meridian lines deliver electrical currents of prana, which is healing and nourishing for all the systems of the body.
 
2. How Pranamat ECO Works:
Pranamat ECO’s unique lotus flower-shaped massagers individually treat each of the body’s meridian points. There is a total of 221 lotus flowers, and an astounding 5,525 lotus pedals. That’s 5,525 points of acupressure on your body – all working to increase your circulation and restoring the natural energy flow. This ‘bed of nails’ design activates the meridian points throughout your body, stimulating your autonomic nervous system.
 
The acupressure sensation causes the body to release waves of endorphins – feel-good chemicals that boost your mood and also work as effective natural painkillers. The list of potential benefits is long, and includes: a boost to your metabolism, better blood circulation, stress and pain relief, and reduction of inflammation and even cellulite! We especially like how the Pranamat ECO is FDA approved.
 
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3. Eco-Friendly:
The mat is absolutely beautiful. The inner mattress is made from natural coconut fibers and untreated cotton – comfy, cushy, and eco-friendly. The cover is made of 100% natural linen adorned with small turquoise lotus flower massagers made from medical grade high-impact polystyrene plastic. You can feel good about your Pranamat ECO knowing that it was made out of high-quality materials with the environment in mind.
 
4. Value:
At a cost of $119, this is right around the average cost of a regular yoga mat. With all the added health benefits, this price makes the Pranamat a worthwhile investment. It’s always hard to purchase something that you haven’t already tried out, but with the added five-year warranty and 30-day money back guarantee, you can buy with confidence.
 
What we like most about the Pranamat ECO is its versatility. You can take it with you to work, you can sit on it while you read or watch TV; you can use it to enhance your yoga and meditation practice, or you can use it to alleviate a broad scope of ailments. Its well-made, aesthetically pleasing design will keep you coming back day after day, and your body will thank you for it!
 
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Have any questions or comments about the Pranamat ECO? Have you already experienced the amazing benefits and would like to share? Please do so in the comments below.

In good health,

Your friends from YogiApproved
 
The Pranamat ECO Mat is most definitely YogiApproved™!
 
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This article and all included information is not intended as medical advice and does not treat or diagnose. Please consult your doctor for any health-related questions or concerns.
 

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