• Can I use a t-shirt when I lie on the shaktimat?

    You can not get satisfactional result using cloth or t-shirt between your skin and the mat.
    The Shaktimat works trough skin-stimulation. You will still get an effect, but 80-90% of the benefits are lost.
  • Is it painful to use the Shakti Mat?

    Initially it can be painful, but this pain is just a reflection of the amount of tension stored in your body.
    The more tension you have the more pain will you initially feel.
    The pain will gradually decrease after 5-10min as the blodcirkulation and endorphins are release.
    With regular use deep layers of tension and pain will be dissolved into peace and relaxation.
  • For how long and how often can I lie on the Shakti Mat?

    Its no limitation of how long or how often you can lie. To start with 30-40min is sufficient, later you can prolong it.Sometimes you can fall asleep, and its no danger in that.
  • How is the body affected by the Shakti Mat?

    The Shakti Mat increases the blood circulation, releases endorphins in the body and relax the muscle tension and balance the physical system. The effect varies depending on the health state of your body.
  • Can the Shakti Mat be washed?

    Yes, when needed you can hand wash the mat using detergent in lukewarm water. Take out the foam before washing. Allow hanging and dripping dry. Avoid washing machines and tumble dryers as the plastic points may get damaged.
  • Is the Shakti Mat only to be used on the back?

    The Shaktimat can be used all over the body, and have different effect on the body and mind depending on the treated area, for more info see position.
  • Is it appropriate for children to use the Shakti Mat?

    Children tend to like it a lot. They calm down and relax. Try using it at bedtime, probably the child will fall asleep in a short time preferably with the Shakti Mat light.
  • Can elderly people use the Shakti Mat?

    Yes, many elderly uses their mat regularly, and they feel as good as younger people do. When you get old the skin will be more thin and sensitive, then we recommend using our Shakti Mat Light. This version comes with a larger number of points, the treatment will be gentler, and it will not affect the skin as much as Shakti Mat Original.
  • Can people with heart problems use the Shakti Mat?

    We recommend you consult your physician if you have a heart related disease, before using the Shakti Mat.
  • Is it good for pregnant women to use the Shakti Mat?

    We do not recommend it for pregnant women. Always consult your midwife or physician before using the Shakti Mat, if you are pregnant.
  • Can I use the Shakti 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 Shakti Mat. Always consult your physician.