The History Of The Swedish Spike Mat
Susanna Lindelöw, Susanna Lindelöw, inventor and manufacturer of the Swedish Spike Mat.
Why use the Swedish Spike Mat?
The difference between the Swedish Spike Mat and mats made of fabric.
The Swedish Spike Mat; consists of 640 blunted pegs that are 15 mm long. The length of the pegs and the distance between them provides deep pressure.
Fabric Spike Mats; have between 5000-8000 nibs which is 4 mm long. The nibs are closely placed and therefore gives a more shallow pressure.
The Swedish Spike Mat; the length and distance of the pegs make it possible to suppress the pressure with a t-shirt or fabric without losing the effect. Therefore it is suitable for everyone regardless if you are sensitive to pain or not.
Fabric Spike Mats; since the nibs are short and placed closely it is not possible to adjust the pressure with a fabric without losing the effect. Used without clothing.
The Swedish Spike Mat; made of medical-grade plastic which also is used within healthcare. The plastic is allergy tested and free of harmful plasticizers.
Fabric Spike Mats; made of cotton fabric filled with foam rubber and glued “flowers” with nibs made of plastic. Fabric, filling, plastic, and adhesive varies between different brands.
The Swedish Spike Mat; since it is entirely made of plastic it is easily washable which makes it hygienic. Rinse off in water up to 60 degrees. Detergent for dishwashing, soap and/or alcohol can also be used if needed.
Fabric Spike Mats; hand-wash only in lukewarm water, a little detergent for washing clothes can be used. Wash carefully so the “flowers” does not come off.
The Swedish Spike Mat; the durable material makes the Swedish acupressure mat can withstand frequent use over many years. 10 years warranty.
Fabric Spike Mats; consists of fabrics, foam rubber, and adhesives that can be worn and broken during frequent use.
The Swedish Spike Mat; manufactured in Sweden by environmentally friendly recyclable TPE plastic, which makes it both quality and environmentally sustainable. The plastic itself is also manufactured in Sweden.
Fabric Spike Mats; Manufactured in India or China.
I just want you to know that I think the Swedish Spike Mat is great! I use it every night in bed before going to sleep. It showed result from the first day I started using it. I have almost no more pain in the morning and I am not as stiff as I used to be. It has really been money well invested. Thank you for helping me! My back has not felt this good in many years!
I use the Swedish Spike Mat in combination with my treatments. This Spike Mat is really good since I can use it in my treatment for both patients that are sensitive to pain and those who are not. Furthermore it is very easy to wash after the treatment. And my patients really love it and appreciates the fact that it is produced in Sweden!
I use the Swedish Spike Mat every time I get a headache or when my back aches. The ache is gone in just 20 minutes. I have thrown away all my headache pills! The Swedish Spike Mat is super!
I have started to use the Swedish Spike Mat on customers who come for a massage treatment. I finish off the treatment with letting the customer lie down on the Swedish Spike Mat for 10-15 minutes and the feedback I have received is that the effect of the treatment lasts longer. The customers who use the mat at home all say that they fall asleep much more easily. Since my work involves physical labor this is the perfect self-care tool, I can easily find the time to lay down on the Swedish Spike Mat and let my sore muscles also get a treatment. I am super happy with the mat!
I use the mat for 20 minutes a day. Since I have pain in all of my body, but especially in my back, this is a wonderful moment of the day. It’s a moment free from pain and I feel very relaxed and softened. The effect lasts for several hours. The Swedish Spike Mat gives me time without pain!
One of my customers bought the Swedish Spike Mat after she tried mine. She suffered from pain that also resulted in sleeping problems. After trying the mat for the first time, she slept for 4 hours in a row, which she said she had not done in 10 years. Not only does she use it to be able to sleep, she also uses the Swedish Spike Mat whenever during the day to relieve pain and tension.
I already started using a dietary supplement which had a great effect on reducing the molar pain I had before I started using the Swedish Spike Mat, but what I experienced as really striking was that when I laid down on the mat I could feel the effect very quickly. When waking up in the mornings I could feel my muscles had loosened up and I was not as stiff as I used to be. Also the stiffness I had after sitting down disappeared. Since I started using the Swedish Spike Mat I don’t even think about my back anymore. The muscles have really been relaxed and I do not suffer from stiffness and tightness anymore, which is absolutely amazing. I have had problems for many many years, and I am gradually getting better and better. Before I could not even lay down on either my back or stomach. I could not cough without the feeling of a painful explosion in my back. I could not exercise, except a few very slow walks. Today I move in a completely different way, so thanks to the Swedish Spike Mat the terrible pain and stiffness are now gone, absolutely wonderful!
I have used the Swedish Spike Mat for 2 months now and I have noticed a great improvement off my back. Before it used to feel like I had a big heavy backpack on when I woke up, but that feeling is now completely gone. Moreover, it is totally amazing when I have a hard time to wind-down and fall asleep. I lay on it for 30 minutes and afterward I am completely relaxed, most of the time I fall asleep on the mat! I let my customers use it for 20 minutes before I start the massage treatment, it gives a much more in-depth treatment and the effect of it also lasts longer. This really is the most fantastic thing that everyone should have at home for self-care! I strongly recommend it!