How To Use Balance Collection Reflexology Massage Mat

If you’re feeling stuck and in need of some relaxation, the Balance Collection Reflexology Massage Mat can help you make that happen!

Whether it’s tension in your back or neck, your lower back or other pain causing problems, the Balance Collection Reflexology Massage Mat can help bring calm and relaxation to any area that needs some TLC.

Here are ten easy steps to use your Balance Collection Reflexology Massage Mat so you can get the most out of every session with this terrific health tool!

1) Unfold your reflexology mat

Start by unrolling your mat and unfolding it completely. Leave a 2-foot gap in between each end of your mat and ensure that each corner is fully seated into its respective pocket.

Once you’ve completed, you should have a fully extended reflexology mat with no gaps or rolls in any of its corners. Inserting each edge firmly into its pocket will help prevent buckling while you use your reflexology mat.

Additionally, when rolling up your reflexology mat again at night, don’t roll with just one hand; instead, put two hands on opposite ends of your reflexology mat for added support. You want to be sure that both ends are securely folded over so as not to create space for air bubbles during use.

2) Wash your hands

The saying goes that people are more likely to practice good hygiene when they can actually see it. This is why your mat should always be placed where you can easily see it, such as near a sink or outside of your shower.

If you’re not planning on using it daily, then store it in a clean and dry area that’s away from extreme temperatures (light and humidity). Overall, just make sure you wash your hands!

3) Start with your feet

If you’re accustomed to using a massage mat that covers your entire body, using a reflexology foot mat may be a good way to ease into things. You can start by kneeling at one end of your Reflexology Foot Mat, with feet flat on and close together on one side.

Pressing firmly through both palms on either side of each big toe, slowly massage from just below toes up and along arch of foot. (You can use some additional pressure on top of each toe if it feels tight.) Turn over feet in opposite direction and repeat for other foot.

Then turn feet toward each other so big toes touch. Starting with center point between big toes, massage up along inner ankle bone and back down again; repeat two or three times.

4) Switch hands

By changing hands, you ensure that each foot is thoroughly worked. One of your feet will probably require more work than the other; don’t sweat it. But do remember that your dominant hand should be on top (for most people, that’s their right hand).

To help stay balanced when switching hands, keep your bottom and mid-foot pressed firmly into one side of your body, then slowly—and with as much control as possible—bring your opposite foot across to join it in pressing against your other side.

For most people, trying to use both hands at once isn’t ideal; instead, focus on using one hand at a time while you switch back and forth between sides.

5) Complete both feet

To start, place your reflexology mat on a flat, hard surface with both feet facing up. This position helps massage all parts of your feet. Start at your toes and work up to your heels as you apply pressure with your hands.

Add pressure until you feel a slight tingling sensation on certain areas of your feet; some reflexology points feel more sensitive than others (like in between your toes). To stimulate point L1, use firm but gentle pressure from one side of L1 across to the other side.

If you find that there’s still not enough pressure or that it’s too intense, move onto another area on either foot and come back later when you’re ready for a stronger massage or if multiple sessions are planned in one day.

6) Take breaks

Using a reflexology mat is hard work, and when you’re doing it right, you may find yourself sweating. Make sure you take breaks. Even if it’s just for a few minutes, step away from your mat and move around every so often.

At first, use breaks to do something relaxing like meditate or read; later on, use them to get some water or stretch your muscles. This will keep you healthy and relaxed as well as keep your muscles from tiring out too quickly (which can lead to cramping).

7) Use oil if needed

If you feel like you’re not getting a good grasp on your reflexology mat, consider adding some oil. When I use my mat, I sometimes add drops of essential oils (i.e., peppermint, lavender) between each of my 10 massage spots for added relaxation.

And if you want to go a step further, there are even weighted blocks that fit onto your reflexology mat that provide extra pressure and help with balancing out any imbalances in your body.

8) Create a routine that works for you

When you first try reflexology, it may seem like it’s pretty easy. But when you think about doing it on a regular basis, things get more complicated.

How often should you do a session? What happens if you go on vacation? The answer is different for everyone, but there are some general guidelines that might help: if you’re going to use your mat regularly—at least once a week—then aim for at least one session per day.

If that feels like too much, aim for three times per week. Obviously, that depends on how long each session lasts (which varies based on how much time and effort you want to put into them). Each foot generally gets 15-20 minutes of attention during any given session.

9) Watch Video Tutorials on YouTube

A great way to learn how to use your mat is by watching videos on YouTube. There are a ton of channels that offer tutorials and guided sessions that you can do in your own home with friends or family.

Or, if you’re on your own, they can help teach you some of their favorite reflexology massage routines. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to use a massage mat; if it feels good and is helping relax tense muscles, then it’s right for you!

Final Word

It is clear that there are many benefits of using a reflexology mat. Through proper use, it can help you relax and relieve stress, sleep better and much more.

If you’re serious about getting your body into shape, consider investing in one of these handy mats today. Not only will it bring balance back into your life, but also into your bank account as well!

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Lynn has been writing at our blog for over two years. She currently writes about topics such as sleep, massage therapy, and cooking. Recently, she has teamed up with other bloggers to write about their life stories. Lynn is also a certified massage therapist who loves to express herself through cooking recipes she finds on Pinterest or food blogs. Lynn's blog is an outlet where she can share her passions with others while encouraging them to live the best version of themselves.

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