Excellent coverage for full-back treatments, the Spikylife Mat has 6,250 mini-pins. Use it to release upper back and neck tension after work, or position it under your legs post-workout. Spikylife mat users have reported a range of additional benefits from regular mat use, including improved sleep quality and access to deeper states of meditation and relaxation. Specifications: The mat is 32 in x 20 in x 1 in.
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SpikyLife mat is a great tool to alleviate muscle pain (consult with your physician prior to using the mat to address pain), improve sleep and reduce stress.
Alleviate Muscle Pain
Many users of SpikyLife mat report substantial reduction in muscle pain and tension. This is primarily due to increases in blood flow.
Skin compression by SpikyLife’s mini-pins produces moderate pain-like sensation. The brain responds to these painful signals by producing endogenous opioids. Endogenous opioids (e.g. endorphin) have analgesic effects directed both at the site on the body that was stimulated by SpikyLife as well as other sites transmitting painful signals to the brain.
Consistent painful stimulation leads to depletion of neurotransmitters involved in transmitting the painful signal to the brain. This depletion of neurotransmitters may help to temporarily alleviate the pain.
Many users of SpikyLife products report having better sleep quality. The two main pathways by which SpikyLife is believed to improve sleep are: increased overall circulation and the hormesis-like effect.
Compression produced by SpikyLife’s mini-pins increase blood flow to muscles thus helping them to relax. Getting rid of overall muscle tension promotes peaceful relaxation, therefore readying the body for sleep onset, followed by better quality of overall sleep. Recent research has shown beneficial effect of muscle relaxation on improving sleep and reducing insomnia symptoms.
Hormesis, simply stated, is a biological term for a phenomenon in which exposure to a low-level transient stress produces beneficial effects. For a full definition of hormesis, click here. The skin compression by SpikyLife’s mini-pins produces temporary moderate pain sensation. The mind redirects its attention to the source of pain and is forced to stop internal dialogue, worrying, and recurring stressful thoughts. Research has shown that calming down the mind and freeing it from ever present thoughts and worries improves sleep.
All SpikyLife users report feeling relaxed after using our products. Over time, energy levels of these users have also improved along with their ability to relax. Two main mechanisms contribute to SpikyLife’s capacity of deepening relaxation: improved overall circulation of blood and lymph systems, and the endogenous opioids pathways.
Stimulation of Circulatory and Lymph Systems:
Compression produced by SpikyLife’s mini-pins improves circulation by increasing blood flow to soft tissues and muscles, which in turn helps the muscles to relax. At the same time as blood circulation improves, the lymph system’s drainage is activated and improved, as both systems run parallel to each other. Both systems are activated through SpikyLife’s compression of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. As a result of the lymph system’s activation, the body’s ability to detoxify, nourish and regenerate tissue, and filter out waste is improved. A well-functioning lymph system also leads to a healthier immune system.