At Home Acupressure FAQ | Buy Acupressure Mat - PRANAFLOWER
  • SHOP
  • Cart (0)
  • Checkout

FAQ

Product related questions

PRANAFLOWER Bliss is a complete acupressure set: It includes a mat, a pillow, and a handy carrying bag.

To reduce the environmental footprint as much as possible we choose 100% eco-friendly materials and we aim to make our products as durable as they can be. Our premium acupressure set outer cover is made of hypoallergenic organic linen, and the inner cover is made of organic cotton. Each mat contains a removable cushion made with natural coconut fiber. The pillow is filled with natural buckwheat hull. Our acupressure set also features close to 7000 beautiful, flower-shaped spikes. These unique acupressure points are made of safe and durable ABS and HIPS plastic, and they are attached to the linen fabric by using a non-toxic, glue-free technology.

Many other manufacturers (including several Amazon sellers) use cheap, synthetic materials in their products. Furthermore, some companies use glue and/or other toxic chemicals in the manufacturing process. Using these cheaper mats may result in skin infection, allergic reactions and other health ailments, in addition to greater environmental harm.

PRANAFLOWER Bliss is an excellent assistant for self-treatment which aims at stimulating energy in the body. It works in a similar manner as acupuncture by helping your body release endorphins, the body’s very own “happiness drug”, which provides a sense of joy, energy and pain relief. While triggering the body’s innate way of healing itself, it is an effective tool for easing tension and inducing a state of deep relaxation. You can read more about scientific studies here.

Benefits at a glance:

• Relieves tension & muscular soreness and helps to recover from a workout

• Promotes deep relaxation and reduces feelings of anxiety & stress

• Stimulates the production of endorphins, which provides a sense of joy, energy, and pain relief

• Promotes deep and restful sleep

• Improves circulation and boosts the immune system

• Increases metabolism and improves digestion

• Rejuvenates the skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite

• May help people who suffer from chronic back pain, sciatica, or fibromyalgia

• Completely natural & drug-free treatment with no harmful side effects

• A great addition to your yoga or meditation practice

Lying on the PRANAFLOWER Bliss acupressure set causes the body to activate its own self-healing and pain-relieving powers. During the first 1-3 minutes, the blood flow through the body is increased, and more blood is pumped to the areas that rest on the acupressure points. This causes a warm and tingly sensation that - depending on your skin sensitivity - might feel slightly uncomfortable at first but should fade away within the next few minutes. After about 3 to 6 minutes, the neurotransmitters in the brain start producing natural chemicals like endorphins and oxytocin. Due to the improved blood circulation, these are pumped through the whole body.

After a 20-minute session, the body experiences a significant rush of endorphins, which results in a number of positive effects. Muscles in the treated area relax and tension is released. You feel completely relaxed and calm. After the treatment you will feel refreshed and rejuvenated in your body and in your mind. With daily use the body begins to naturally transport a greater amount of endorphins, which supports the immune system, regulates blood flow and helps to keep your body healthy.

You can find scientific studies on the benefits of the acupressure treatment here.

You can find instruction on how to use the PRANAFLOWER Bliss acupressure set here.

Upon starting to use our acupressure set, your body will likely feel a temporary tingly sensation that might even feel like a sunburn on your skin. How intense this spiky feeling gets is unique to everyone, as it depends largely on your skin sensitivity. (If your skin is very sensitive, try wearing a shirt or place a thin cloth on the mat).  The initial sensation will pass away in about 5 minutes before your body begins to enter a state of deep relaxation. Right after getting up from the mat and pillow, during the first few minutes, your skin may again feel tingly and also itchy. Skin redness might appear, especially after lying bare-skinned on the acupressure mat. Fortunately, that too disappears within minutes.

In general, everybody reacts differently to PRANAFLOWER Bliss, and the effects can even vary from time to time. After using our acupressure set, you may feel tired, hungry, happy, alert. Many people experience feelings of happiness, relaxation, improved circulation,  increased vitality, and a clearer state of mind. Acupressure may also help the body rid itself of toxins, so it is important to drink water after using the PRANAFLOWER mat or pillow.

The very first time you try your PRANAFLOWER Bliss acupressure set it can get pretty intense. Therefore, we advise you to do your first session with a thin t-shirt and place the mat on a bed or sofa (instead of the floor). Also, the first time you try the mat while standing, we recommend you wear thin socks before you dare to go barefoot.

After a few sessions you will notice that your body starts to adapt to the treatment and you can start using the mat without a t-shirt and on the floor for maximum benefit and a feeling of well-being. 

As for the treatment duration, we recommend that you start with 10-15 minutes. Once you get used to the feeling, you can use the set for 20-60 minutes at a time, or even longer. Use it regularly (even daily, if possible) in order to tap into the long-term benefits of acupressure. 

You can find more instructions on how to use your acupressure set here.

Anyone can use our acupressure mats & pillows, and they can be especially beneficial for people who are suffering from physical ailments. However, it is recommended that for example pregnant women as well as people with open cuts and wounds, malignant or benign tumors, or skin diseases refrain from using the mat until their conditions change. Acupressure can be an excellent way to enjoy relief from aches and pains. However, acupressure mats & pillows are not a cure-all remedy for ailments. Always seek professional medical advice to verify that an acupressure mat & pillow can be used for your condition.

Please read the Medical Disclaimer.

Acupressure is a non-invasive, safe method which anybody can practice on themselves. However, Before using the PRANAFLOWER Bliss acupressure set, consult your doctor if you have any skin related disorder or at least one of the following diseases or states: oncology, coagulation problems (haemophilia) or using anti-coagulants, epilepsy, substantial skin damage (severe eczema or psoriasis, singes, wound, swelling) or abnormal moles / birthmarks / scar tissue in the areas of use, pregnancy, fever or an acute illness, heart diseases or other heart problems, varicose veins, rheumatoid arthritis, bone disease, spinal injury, thrombophlebitis, or severe forms of various other diseases.

Please consult your doctor if you have any doubts in using this product and never use it to replace professional medical care. 

The product is not suitable for children under 7 years of age.

Please read the Medical Disclaimer.

Yes, the cover is removable and is held together using velcro strips for easy open and close.

Yes, you can wash the mat and pillow covers by hand. Simply remove the inner pad and wash the linen cover with mild detergent and lukewarm water. (Using water that is either too warm or cold can cause linen fabrics to shrink). After washing, hang up the cover and let it dry naturally. The cover is not suitable for washing machine or dryer.

Mat: 28 x 16.5 inches / 710 x 242 mm

Pillow: 15.5 x 10 inches / 390 x 25 mm

The carrying bag fits one mat (folded in the middle) and one pillow.

Our acupressure set weighs approximately 3.5 pounds (1,6 kg) in total, which makes it portable, and suitable for travel.

Acupressure can be traced back up to 3,000 years in India and up to 5,000 years in China, where it originated. Indian fakirs, gurus, and yogis have been lying on a "bed of nails" for centuries. Many think this is in order to attain enlightenment, but it is mostly because it is beneficial for the body. This type of daily acupressure increases natural endorphins, which helps keep the body healthy. It strengthens the immune system and regulates blood flow.

Acupressure is similar to acupuncture in that they both focus on the same meridians. The key difference between the two treatments is that acupuncture employs the use of needles while acupressure uses pressure and does not pierce the skin. Our acupressure mat & pillow also provide healing benefits to a much greater surface area of your body.

Shipping, payment & returns

Shipping within the USA: 7-15 business days free shipping. (During busy times, such as Christmas, there can be an additional delay of 2-3 days).
Shipping outside the USA: At the present moment we are not able to ship outside the USA.

Learn more about our Shipping Policy.

We accept PayPal and all the major credit card types (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club, Maestro).

Please email us at hello@pranaflower.com as soon as possible if you would like to cancel or change your order. We ship orders quickly, but we’ll do our best to process your request.

Learn more about our Shipping Policy.

A tracking number will be provided to you in your Shipping Confirmation email. You may use the number and track your order at our tracking page. In most cases, the tracking numbers are active instantly. However, in some cases, tracking might take an additional 1-2 working days to show the correct location of your package.

At any time, you can contact our customer support at hello@pranaflower.com for an accurate update on your order.

We ship most of the orders from our warehouse in California, USA. Sometimes we see an unusually high demand for certain products and in those cases, we might use other warehouses to ship the items.

We offer a 30-day return policy, provided that the item(s) are in the same condition you received them.

Please see our Return Policy for more information and instructions on how to make a return.

Rest assured that we do our best to deliver the item to you as quickly as possible! Unfortunately, there are factors that are beyond our control, such as the parcel services. Our deliveries take usually about 7 to 10 business days to arrive, and sometimes it can be even faster. However, on rare occasions there can be a delay, especially during busy times such as Christmas. While we cannot control this part of the experience, what we can do is to help you out. 

Please reach out to us at hello@pranamat.com if you need any help with your order!

PRANAFLOWER

Prana is a Sanskrit word that has a number of interpretations in English, including "life force," "energy" and "vital principle." The term is used in Hindu and yogic philosophy to refer to all the manifest energy in the universe, present in both living beings and inanimate objects. Every atom, molecule and cell is an extension of Prana. Prana is also the power that flows in all living forms and performs vital functions.

Oriental healing techniques, such as ayurveda and acupuncture, work to harmonize and strengthen the flow of life-force, calling it variously prana, chi, or ki. When the life-force flows properly, the result will be a natural state of health and vitality.

Part of our mission here at PRANAFLOWER is supporting children's rights and equality for girls. Read more about our charity cause here.