What makes our Spoonk brand of acupressure mats exceptional? Production Cost: Spoonk Space Inc. believes in quality, offering products that will last. We have gone to extensive effort to source top quality materials and design. Stimulation Points: 6120 taller acupressure points, optimal for enhanced effect (more acupressure points tend to decrease the effect by lowering pressure). Fabric Cover: Made from a blend of 55% organic hemp and 45% organic cotton. Velcro panels for easy removal, fabric hanging loops for easy storage. Environmental Wellness: Spoonk products are produced with the highest environmental criteria in mind and made with all natural materials.Spoonk Organic Hemp Combo Acupressure Mat: A revolution in pain relief & sleep induction Why Hemp? We use the highest quality of organic hemp fabric that has higher durability and natural antiseptic properties than conventional cotton. Hemp is a sustainable resource and is biodegradable. Hemp grows quickly and only requires a moderate amount of water. Hemp uses no pesticides and/or other harsh chemicals to grow. One acre of hemp can produce as much paper as 4 acres of trees. By not having to cut down trees, we are saving our forests for wildlife habitat, reducing carbon dioxide, and contributing to oxygen production. Regular Size Mat Sleep Induction & Back Treatment: Lie down on your back against the Spoonk mat in your bed. We recommend direct skin contact with the mat for 20-40 minutes for the best effect. The initially strong sensation of the stimulation spikes will subside after 1-2 minutes as relaxation spreads throughout the body, reducing stiffness and pain. A tolerance can be built up by gradually increasing the time on the mat. Due to an increase in sensation, you may experience a pleasantly warm sensation. Once you reach a deeper level or relaxation you are ready to remove the mat and go to sleep. Relaxation before sleep is crucial to achieve deeper and sounder sleep. Deep sleep helps us produce the growth hormone which is needed to boost our immune system, help us look younger, and heal us in general. Rise & Shine Treatment: Instead of the snooze button, try lying on the Spoonk mat for 10 minutes in the morning! Foot Massage & Reflexology: Stand on the Spoonk mat for 3-5 minutes when you feel fatigued (we recommend wearing socks while standing on the mat). According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, our feet have specific reflex areas that correspond to the body’s organs. Reflexology foot massage has a rejuvenating effect on the whole body. Ideal for tired feed, Planter Fasciitis, and other foot ailments. Abdominal Massage: Position the Spoonk mat under your abdomen for 20 minutes. Wear a thin T-shirt due to sensitive skin in this area. Abdominal massages help to relax the body and mind, as well as boost digestion and energy. After Yoga or Exercise: You may start and end your yoga routine with 10 minutes of Spoonk massage to calm the mind and deepen the relaxation effects of yoga. After any workout, you may wrap the mat around sore muscles to lessen stiffness. Travel Size Mat Roll it up Roll the mat up and use it for a neck and head massage, or for the small of your back. Has velcro panels to keep it in place. Use it flat Lay the mat flat for a back massage or step on it (with socks on) for a reflexology foot massage. Press any painful muscle areas against the stimulation points for a deep tissue massage whenever you need to soothe stiffness and reduce inflammation which causes muscle pain. Take it with you Spoonk Travel Mats are a small, convenient size and come with a self-carrying strap for easy transport. On a plane, or a long car ride, nothing works as well for reducing Sciatica pain as the travel Spoonk rolled up and pressed against your lower back area. Words of Caution: If you are or could be pregnant, have unregulated high blood pressure, suffer from any bleeding disorder, have any type of neuropathy, are on a blood thinning medication (except aspirin), or suffer from any kind of skin inflammation/infection, you should not use our acupressure mat. You can use the Spoonk™ mat, with appropriate caution, if you have high blood pressure and it has been well regulated by medication from your doctor. If you have sensitive skin, heart failure, and/or arrhythmia (heart), or any other serious medical condition, please consult your doctor before using this product. If you suffer from seizures, please use the mat in the company of an adult who is capable of helping you off the mat in the event of a seizure attack. Please read the instructions on our website or in the booklet before using this product in order to ensure safe use.If you are pregnant, have any type of heart condition, bleeding disorder, diabetes, diabetic foot, on any medication involving blood-thinning drugs or agents, or suffer from any skin inflammation, you should not use our acupressure mat. If you have sensitive skin or any other medical conditions, you should consult a physician before using Spoonk acupressure massage product.