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What can happen if we produce too much cortisol?

Our bodies are amazing... in so many ways, but now and again we need to adjust a few things to encourage better health. Our bodies are usually well balanced and produce the correct amount of cortisol, it's not until we start to see a few things change that we we sometimes realise it's just a little off measure. Too much cortisol can sometimes include changes:Weight gain.Poor skin conditions (often a break out of acne!).Irregular menstrual periods.Not enough cortisol symptoms can include:Feeling nauseous and fatigue.Weight loss.Muscle ache.Dull aching feeling often causing vomiting.Cortisol is often released to reduce the level of stress hormones in our bodies. Daily use of acupressure products may change the way the body reacts to that stress by...

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Naturally reduce cellulite

Cellulite is somewhat a part of life for many of us as we head to our older years, it can't be naturally dispersed but often deep tissue massage may help to reduce the appearance, helping to break down the internal layers of fat (not always successful!)It is reduced by exercise but very rarely completely eliminated, matter less of your skin type or exercise pattern.I know for myself, it certainly can impact what I chose to wear and reduce my self confidence knowing it is visible to others.We have had a few customers contact us saying they have found a reduction in the cellulite build up by using their acupressure mat for just 15 minutes per day on the tops of...

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Does the acupressure mat hurt?

As a person with zero pain tolerance I am probably a great person to answer that question! The short answer is "yes" and the long answer is "yeeeesssss".Wait... there is good news... it doesn't last. Our bodies are very cleverly designed to combat pain causing the blood to rush to a specific area if it feels it is being attacked.Our clients reviews often follow a similar pattern:"It was uncomfortable at first but after a while it became bearable"."I started fully clothed lying on the acupressure mat and gradually built up to bare skin for longer periods of time".  

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Acupressure points according to traditional Chinese medicine.

According to ancient Chinese medicine acupressure points lie alongside meridians (the channels throughout your body). Vital energy flows through these invisible channels giving us a life force commonly known as qi (ch'i). These meridians lead to various organs that can connect our system to trigger and release endorphins and offer the benefit of having rejuvenated a specific area within. 

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Release endorphins naturally with acupressure

  We all know that exercise is a great way to release endorphins naturally, no need to run for miles, even slow release can have huge benefits. There are many ways that are thought to help start the process off that can result in self healing and an overall feeling of wellness.Eating dark chocolate (we all love that one!).Any form of exercise.Eating spicy foods.Dancing like nobody is watching, or maybe a glass of red wine?15 minutes laying on your acupressure mat/pillow.Any of these activities can start the blood flow and that is what we need to improve the appearance of dull skin, help to reduce stress and anxiety, realign the bodies meridians and boost our immune system.We all have such...

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