Sissel Acupressure Mat
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Records have shown that acupressure as a treatment method started over 3000 years ago and that it uses the same techniques as acupuncture (but without the needles). Acupressure assumes that certain points of the body are particularly sensitive and act as a "gateway" into the interior of the body. There are 361 defined points, these all lay on "meridian lines", these are the energy channels of the body that are in direct contact with specific body areas and organs. Rubbing or gentle pressure - acupressure, on the skin in the area corresponding to specific body area or organ, eliminate the disturbances in energy flow to the specific body area or organ. Consequently the disease symptoms in that specific body area or organ are reduced or alleviated. Traditional Chinese Medicine use acupressure to relieve pain, reduce swelling and to correct the functions of specific body areas and organs. Acupressure like massage can be used to relieve pain, loosen tight muscles and reduce stress. Like massage, acupressure needs a large area of stimulation to achieve this relaxation. SISSEL® Acupressure mat stimulates a large area.
SISSEL® Acupressure Mat a proven solution to back pain.
used to reduce pain and tension
increases blood circulation, activates the "energy" flow
- muscle soreness
- reduces sleep problems
easy to use
total size: 40 x 60cm, two-piece, nail height: 1.5cm
material: TPE, recyclable, washable, can be disinfected
full instruction leaflet
The Gate Control Theory of Pain
Observations that raised questions in the then current thinking on pain and pain management lead to a new theory. It is called the Gate Control Theory of Pain, and it was initially developed by Ronald Melzack and Patrick Wall in the early 1960's. In the gate control theory, the experience of pain depends on a complex interplay of two systems (fast nerves and slow nerves) as they each process pain signals in their own way. However, in the gate control theory, before the signals can reach the brain these pain messages encounter nerve gates in the spinal cord that open or close depending upon a number of factors (including messages coming down from the brain - endorphins). When the gates are open, pain messages get through more or less easily and the pain can be intense. When the gates are closed, pain messages are prevented from reaching the brain and may not even be experienced. After hitting ones elbow, rubbing the area seems to provide some relief. The rubbing (stimulation) activates other sensory nerve fibres that are faster and these "faster" fibres send information about pressure and touch that reach the spinal cord and brain to override some of the pain messages carried by the"slower" fibres.
The action of these other types of nerve fibres helps to explain why treatments such as massage, acupressure or even acupuncture are often effective in treating pain. The same principles apply in back pain. The nerve endings that detect pain are present in many structures in the back including the muscles and ligaments, the disks, the vertebrae, and the facet joints. When one of these parts is irritated, inflamed, or mechanically malfunctioning, a pain message is transmitted. These messages can be over-ridden by other signals produced by nerve fibres activated by the SISSEL® Acupressure Mat.
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