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Frequently asked questions

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I’m suffering from coagulation problems - can I use the Swedish Spike Mat?

People with coagulation problems (or people undergoing treatment with anticoagulants such as Warfarin, Klexane, Heparin, etc… ) must not use the Spike Mat, since there is a large risk of subcutaneous bleeding and bruises.

Can I use the Swedish Spike Mat if I have a skin problem?

People with severe allergic back eczema or general psoriasis should be careful and always use a towel. They should initially lie on the spike mat for a shorter time than recommended and experiment to find the optimal treatment time, also people with widespread skin damage on their back should not use the spike mat.

Is it possible to lie on the Swedish Spike Mat if you have sensitive skin?

People with sensitive skin should be careful and always use a towel or wear a t-shirt, we recommend the Soft Spike Mat.

Can a person who suffers from Parkinson for example use the Swedish Spike Mat?

People with MS, Parkinson, epileptic deices, etc. must not use the Spike Mat when they are on their own, in case a spasm is triggered.

How big is one Swedish Spike Mat?

The Swedish Spike Mat measure 30x40 cm. It does not cover the whole back, move it after 20-40 minutes to treat another area.

Why use two Swedish Spike Mats?

If you want to treat a bigger area at the same time combine two mats, then it measure 40x60.

What is the difference between the soft and the classic Spike Mat?

The classic Spike Mat is hard and works deep into your muscles. If you have no neck problems we recommend you use the classic for back and lower back problems. The effect can be reduced by using a towel or a t-shirt. The soft Spike Mat is developed for the neck and for people with sensitive skin, but it can be used by everybody, at the neck, back, lower back, buttocks and thighs.

For how long and how often can I lie on the Swedish Spike Mat?

We suggest that you start with 15 minutes. When more accustomed to the Swedish spike mat 20-40 minutes per session is standard. However, it is not dangerous to exceed the time limit. Many people fall asleep on the mat and that is perfectly safe. We recommend regular, if possible daily use.

Can the Swedish Spike Mat be washed?

Yes, when needed you can hand wash the mat in the shower, up to 60 degrees warm water and soap. Avoid washing machines.

Will one Swedish Spike Mat help me as much as two?

Yes, you only need adjust the position of the mat by moving it up or down along the back and neck and then lie on it for 15-20 minutes or longer.

Is it painful to use the Swedish Spike Mat?

You should really feel the mat during the first 3-5minutes, and then the pain gives way to a feeling of well-being. Use a towel, T-shirt or a cloth on the mat to reduce the effect. It should feel “nicely painful”

How can the Swedish Spike Mat help me to relax?

The 300 points stimulate the body´s tactile corpuscles. The impulses are sent via the bone marrow up to the brain where endorphins are released together with different signal substances and hormones. This allows the muscles and the nervous system to relax.

Is the Swedish Spike Mat only to be used on the back?

Nerves branch out from the back to the rest of the body, which means that a back treatment effects the whole body. However, the mat can be used on specific ‘problem areas’ of the body, but not in face and on the stomach.

Is it appropriate for children to use the Swedish Spike Mat?

Children actually tend to like it a lot. They calm down and relax. Try using it at bedtime.

Can people with heart problems use the Swedish Spike Mat?

We cannot recommend the usage to this particular group of people. Always consult your physician if you have a heart related disease, before using the Swedish Spike Mat.

Is it good for pregnant women to use the Swedish Spike Mat?

We do not recommend it for pregnant women. Always consult your doctor before using the Swedish Spike Mat, if you are pregnant.

Is it good to use the Swedish Spike Mat when depressed?

Absolutely, because of the release of endorphins and Oxytocin you may experience more happiness and harmony.

Will my blood pressure increase when I use the Swedish Spike Mat?

No, most likely the contrary. The blood circulation might increase, but the blood pressure may lower.

Can I use the Swedish Spike Mat if I have a skin disease?

The points may feel irritating to sensitive or inflamed skin. You may ease the sensation by placing a thin cloth between your skin and the Mat. You should always stop the treatment if you feel you are getting worse.
"I often use the Acupressure mat when I treat patients. The combination of 15 minutes on the “bed of nails” and then 30 minutes of local massage is ideal! The blood circulation to muscles is increased by first lying on the Acupressure mat, and so the muscles are already warmed up when I start my massage. This means that I can start my deep treatment much more quickly. I have many returning customers who appreciate the combination of first lying on the mat and then having massage! I often use the Acupressure mat myself - it is a good way of winding down and at the same time giving myself an “acupressure treatment” after a hard day at work! "
- Anna Ljungblad Cert. Masseuse Diploma in SPA- & massage therapy at headon in Malmö, Sweden www.headon.se
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