Place your Mandalamat™ on the bed or on a soft surface. You may use a neck pillow or a rolled up towel underneath the mat to support your neck. Lie in a comfortable position so that your skin rests in contact with the points. Relax and breathe deeply. If you are sensitive to pain you may like to start out with a thin cloth between yourself and the mat. This will however lessen the effect of the treatment.
Initially 10-15 minutes spent on the mat may be enough, but you may gradually increase your sessions to 20-40 minutes or more. See 'Beginner' 'Intermediate' and 'Advanced' in the side bar for more details of each level of usage.
Here are some guidelines based on what our users have experienced:
It is not dangerous to spend more time on the mat, or to fall asleep on the mat. Use it when you have time and feel the urge, every day if possible.
- 10-15 minutes - helps promote the flow of peptide hormones through the whole body
- 20-30 minutes - tends to show a significant reduction of the stress and pain levels in the body
- 30-40 minutes - tends to have a significant easing of pain and increased energy levels
Rest and relaxation or gentle activity is recommended after the session, so as not to disrupt the released energy.
The Mandalamat™ can be very effective as a rehabilitation tool or after exercise, because it encourages increased blood flow and shortens recovery time. It can also help with exercise-related aches and pains.
We recommend daily use of the Mandalamat™ for optimum results. As is the case with any other form of therapy or exercise, regularity is the key to success. With regular use the deeply held stress and tensions can be released and you can experience a permanent feeling of being deeply relaxed, at ease and an overall feeling of happiness in your life.
The Mandalamat™ can help release substances in the blood that make us feel happy, relaxed and full of energy. Regular use helps give you higher levels of the happiness hormone Oxytocin.
The Mandalamat™ can be used practically all over the body. From the spine the nerves reach all parts of the body, which means that the treatment on the back will affect the whole body. Descriptions of treatments for specific "problem" areas of the body are listed to the side.
Please see our important advice in FAQ about whom we advise to not use the mat.