11What is the LotusMasters AcuMat ECO?
The LotusMasters AcuMat ECO combines the 5,000-year-old Vedic Hindu tradition of lying on a bed of nails with the ancient healing art of Chinese acupressure. Used to achieve physical, spiritual and emotional clarity, the spikes in the lotus flowers of this contemporary “bed of nails” contain 6,875 acupressure points that are designed to increase circulation, relieve stress, and invoke an overall sense of well-being.

Why would I want or need to use it? What is it for?
Do you suffer from jetlag, stress, fatigue, poor sleep, back and neck pain, bad posture etc.? Are you a workaholic business person spending countless hours in the office and travelling? Are you a health conscious individual looking to naturally improve your well-being and performance capacity? Then 12the LotusMasters AcuMat ECO is a perfect way to restore and protect your health and balance, promote relaxation and improve your mental and emotional acuity ANYWHERE, ANYTIME. The 5,750 tips of the lotus flowers petals we believe help release endorphins, neurotransmitters that your brain naturally produces to reduce pain and achieve a feeling of serenity and euphoria and oxytocin, both a neurotransmitter (signalling substance in the brain) and a hormone (acts in the body through the bloodstream) in the body that is involved with calming, connecting, growth, reproduction, healing, socializing, friendliness, curiosity, digestion, trust, and recharging of energy. A regular 20-minute session on the AcuMat ECO is all you may need to feel relaxed and recharged! (Please read more in our section Benefits/Testimonials)

Is it safe?
The tips of the lotus flower petals of the LotusMasters AcuMat ECO are designed to perfectly distribute your body weight. While you may feel slightly uncomfortable at first, the lotus flower petal tips should not pierce your skin. They should, however, leave small indentations after use, depending on your skin’s sensitivity. These marks are temporary, harmless and are a positive indication that your mat is functioning effectively.

Who shouldn’t use LotusMasters AcuMat ECO?
We advise that anyone suffering from the following conditions should consult their physician prior to using our acupressure mats: skin conditions, low blood pressure, hemophilia, and/or cardiovascular conditions. We also do not recommend using our acupressure mats if you are pregnant. Always consult your physician and midwife before using our acupressure mats if you are pregnant or suspect you may be.


13How does the LotusMasters AcuMat ECO achieve its stated benefits?
The 5,750 tips of the lotus flower petals stimulate the body’s tactile corpuscles. The impulses are sent via the bone marrow up to the brain where we believe they cause endorphins to be released together with different signal substances and hormones. This allows the muscles and the nervous system to relax(please read more in our section How Does It Work).

How long and how often can I lie on the LotusMasters AcuMat ECO?
We suggest that you start with 15 minutes per session. When more accustomed to the AcuMat ECO, 20-40 minutes per session is standard. Using the mat for an extended session is also not dangerous as many people fall asleep on the mat. For best results target consistency – we recommend regular and, if possible, daily use.


14Is it painful to use the LotusMasters AcuMat ECO?
During first few minutes of use, it is common to feel pain and a pricking warm sensation on the areas being affected. This pain or discomfort should subside in the first few minutes to be replaced by a pleasant feeling of relaxation. We recommend the direct skin contact use of the AcuMat ECO only when the skin has sufficiently adapted to the pressure of the tips of the lotus petals. In the interim, you may begin by using LotusMasters AcuMat ECO with a T-short or on a carpeted or otherwise padded surface. We have designed the LotusMasters AcuMat ECO with maximum effectiveness in mind – once you are a regular user we are sure you will be delighted that our mat can be stronger than many cheap imitations or previous generation shakti/nailmat/acupressure mat versions.

In what positions other than the back can LotusMasters AcuMat ECO be effective?
Nerves and energy meridians branch out from the back to the rest of the body, which means that a back treatment affects the whole body. However, the mat can be used on specific ‘problem areas’ of the body as well as feet and the front for specific results. (see the section “How to Use“)

Is it appropriate for children to use the LotusMasters AcuMat ECO?
Only under an adult supervision and using a protective layer.

openpalmCan people with heart problems use the AcuMat ECO?

Always consult your physician if you have a heart-related or other cardiovascular disease or condition before using the LotusMasters AcuMat ECO.

Can I use the LotusMasters AcuMat ECO if I am taking prescription medication?
Always consult your physician if you are taking any prescription medicine before using the LotusMasters AcuMat ECO.

Will my blood pressure increase when I use the AcuMat ECO?

Certain commentators and researchers of acupressure mats have suggested that their use may promote increased blood circulation, but that blood pressure may in fact decrease due to vasodilation related to deep relaxation.

Is it good to use the LotusMasters AcuMat ECO when depressed?
The AcuMat ECO we believe is designed to invoke the release of endorphins and oxytocin in the brain and body, which various studies suggest are linked to improved mood and mental outlook (see the section “How It Works”). Nevertheless, if you suffer from clinical depression, always consult your physician before using the LotusMasters AcuMat ECO.

Can the LotusMasters AcuMat ECO be washed?
Yes, you can clean the mat by wiping with the wet cloth and some light soap. Alternatively, you can hand-wash the mat in warm water and hang to dry. Avoid washing machines and tumble dryers as the plastic points may get damaged.