The practise of acupressure is from Eastern roots, where it is a long-standing practice. In Western culture, the practise is quite new, however it dates back 2,000 years and is now being adopted into people's lives around the world. The Muscle Mat mimics this ancient technique to reproduce the benefits and make the practice of acupressure more widely available.
Older children tend to really enjoy using the Muscle Mat, because they relax in to it very quickly. It may help to calm and relax them, making it great to use after school, or at bedtime. Always assist and supervise, while they are getting on, during their session and when they get off the Muscle Mat. Consider using the mat with a shirt on for their first use so that they can get used to the feeling. It is not suitable for small children under the age of 10.
We generally advise against using the Muscle Mat as a safety precaution while pregnant, as there is some evidence to suggest that it may induce labour. Every pregnancy is different, so choosing to use an acupressure mat while pregnant is a decision to be made with your doctor to ensure there are no risks. Some women find acupressure mats help in the early stages of pregnancy, however please discuss with your doctor first.
Here at Muscle Mat, your health and safety is of utmost importance. We receive messages daily asking if our acupressure mats or weighted blankets will help with certain medical conditions and if they are safe to be used. We find that many of our customers say that they find relief, however we cannot give medical advice. While acupressure and weighted blankets are generally safe and of low risk, we always advise to talk to your doctor before using them if you have any medical conditions. Similarly, we cannot give medical advice relating to your condition and the possibility of the mat or blanket helping with your specific condition, and recommend that you speak with your doctor first.
To clean your Acupressure Mat, remove the inner foam, and only wash the the outer cover. Gently hand wash with a mild detergent. Hang to air dry. Do not iron, do not bleach, do not tumble dry, do not apply any heat.
Outer Cover: To clean your weighted blanket cover, remove the inner and cold machine wash. Hang to air dry. Do not iron, do not bleach, do not tumble dry, do not apply any heat.
Inner blanket: If you would like to freshen it up, sprinkle baking soda all over, wait 5-15 minutes, then vacuum. We recommend only cleaning the inner more deeply if there are liquid spills or stains. In this case we recommend a spot clean. First vacuum, then use a spray bottle filled with water and a few drops of laundry liquid (approx 1 part laundry liquid to 15 parts water). Spray the affected areas and then let air dry outside until fully dry. Ensure it is completely dry before use, if it is damp it could cause mould issues. Do not bleach, do not iron, do not tumble dry, do not apply any heat.
Our Mattress toppers can be cold hand washed. Hang to Air Dry. Do not iron, do not tumble dry, do not apply any heat.
You may have noticed that some of our items have estimated shipping dates. This happens when an item is on pre-order. A pre order means that we are currently out of stock but you are able to still place an order so your order is sent out as soon as we receive our stock for that item :)
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