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Warranty & Recommendations

Unique 90-Day Satisfaction Guarantee
When you purchase any of the products in our webshop, www.spikemat.com, we give you the possibility to try the product at home for 90 days. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied you can return the product. Please let us know why you are returning the product, you can call us, email, or include a note with your returned product. Please observe that a copy of the invoice or the receipt from your purchase at spikemat.com must be included.

You pay for the delivery service. N.B. You must include a copy of your receipt/invoice from The Swedish Spikemat.

Return address: Svenska Spikmattan AB, Sundspromenaden 37, 211 16 Malmö, Sweden.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call us or send us an email.


20 years Warranty
When you buy the Swedish Spikemat you get a product with a 20-year warranty. Let it be a habit for you and your family, over many coming years to regularly use the Swedish Spikemat. (*Design Protected).

With the Swedish Spike Mat you are not just buying a product that helps you relieve ache and tension, it is also a product that helps you relax and sleep better. A powerful all-in-one help tool whenever you might need it! At home, at work, or on your travels. Keep your Spikemat close by so you easily can use it whenever you need it. Read more about the ”Warranty”.

 


 

We are the manufacturer
The Swedish Spikemat was developed by Susanna Lindelöw in 2005. When you buy your product at spikemat.com you purchase directly from the producer. We are proud to be able to provide you with a sustainable product that can help you throughout your life!

The Swedish Spikemat, a durable quality product made in Sweden
When you purchase The Swedish Spikemat you purchase a durable product made of high-quality material. The Swedish Spikemat is manufactured by injection molding in Malmö of 100% recyclable plastic – Dryflex TPE. The injection molding is made at Tojo's Plast AB. Tojo's Plast is both quality and environmentally certified according to ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015 and also holds the certificate for medical technical classification according to ISO 13485:2016. Read more here: http://www.tojos.se/sv/kvalitet-och-miljoe.html

The Swedish Spikemat is made of the medical-technical plastic Dryflex TPE by Hexpol TPE in Åmål, Sweden. HEXPOL:s environmental work and social work are presented in the sustainability report: Download here.

 


 

Instructions

General instructions
The Swedish Spikemat can be used by people of all ages and weight. The products can be used with a thin t-shirt / a thin fabric in between the mat and your skin, or directly against bare skin. Try for yourself and find what suits best for you, this could also vary from time to time. There is no self-purpose to use The Spike Mat directly against bare skin, but if you do not think that sufficient effect is achieved with clothing, it can safely be used against bare skin. The Swedish Spikemat is made of a medical-technical plastic that does not cause allergies. To achieve the best effect we recommend using the Swedish Spikemat for a minimum of 20 minutes, every day, or whenever you might need it. There is no harm in using the Spikemat for longer than 20 minutes or to fall asleep on it.
Read more on our detailed instructions per product further below.

Keep in mind that
- You should not stand on spike mats
- You should not lay with your face against spike mats, since the skin on your face is thin and you might hurt your eyes
- You should not use spike mats when driving a vehicle because you may be drowsy or fall asleep
- You should not use spike mats on damaged skin

Storage
Always store spike mat products with the spikes turned downwards or against a wall. Keep out of reach of small children.

Cleaning
The Swedish Spike Mat can easily be cleaned, just rinse in the shower with warm or hot water. Detergent, soap or alcohol can be used.

Children
Since the Swedish Spike Mat can be used with or without clothing in between, it is also suitable for children. We recommend children using the Spike Mat under the supervision of an adult for correct usage. Many children enjoy using the Spike Mat before bedtime as it helps with relaxation and can make it easier to fall asleep.

Pregnant
Many women wonder whether or not it is safe to use Spike Mats during pregnancy. According to “the precautionary principle” we recommend not using the Spike Mat during the first 4 months of pregnancy. Afterward, we recommend starting using the Spike Mat with a fabric in between and immediately stop the treatment at the slightest discomfort. Always ask your treating physician before starting treatment if you are unsure.

Blood pressure
When using the Swedish Spike Mat (for back or the disc), blood pressure often drops. Therefore, one should get up slowly. Those who take antihypertensive medication should check their blood pressure during regular use of the Swedish Spike Mat, so that a possible downward adjustment of the medication can be made if necessary.

Coagulation disorders and blood-thinning medicines
People with coagulation disorders or those treated with antiplatelets or anticoagulants should not begin treatment with the Swedish Spike Mat without consulting a treating physician, as in some cases there is a risk of skin bleeding and bruising. It is also recommended to always use clothing, or a fabric in between, it should not be used directly on bare skin. When starting to use the Spike Mat we also recommend using it for a shorter amount of time than initially recommended and to check for bruising after treatment.

Always ask your treating physician before starting treatment if you are unsure.

Bodily disorders or chronic diseases
- People with sensitive skin should always be careful when using the Spike Mat and use clothing or a piece of fabric in between.
- Those with allergic back eczema as well as those with general psoriasis should exercise great caution and always use clothing or a piece of fabric in between.
- Those with Psychotic disorders should not use the Spike Mat.
- Those with Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Epilepsy, etc. should not use Spike Mats since a spasm could cause injury.
- Those with sensory loss should always use the Spike Mat with clothing.
- Those with Fibromyalgia, Hyperalgesia, or hypersensitive to pain should use the Swedish Spike Mat FLEX.
- Those with Whiplash injury can experience dizziness the first times using a Spike Mat, but the dizziness usually subsides as the muscles around the neck become relaxed.
- If you suffer from any other condition, we always recommend consulting your physician before beginning treatment.

The Swedish Spikemat is made of the medical-technical plastic Dryflex TPE. It is a high-quality, allergy-free, and durable plastic. Manufactured in Sweden.


 

Instructions per product

How to use the Swedish Spike Mat for your back

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Place the Spike Mat on your bed or sofa. To achieve a tougher acupressure effect, use it directly on the floor or on a massage table. Use the Swedish Spike Mat 20-40 minutes every day or whenever needed. We recommend starting with clothing or a fabric in between to find the effect most suitable for you. There is no self-purpose to use The Spike Mat directly against bare skin, but if you do not think that sufficient effect is achieved with clothing, it can safely be used against bare skin. The first 5-7 minutes you should experience “good pain”, this will later pass on to a warm relaxing feeling and a pleasant calm. There is no harm in falling asleep.

The Swedish Spike Mat is suitable for everyone, regardless of pain sensitivity or age. The height of the spikes are 15 mm, therefore the Swedish Spike Mat treats in depth. The spikes are blunt and therefore can not pierce the skin.

For increased comfort, we recommend rolling a small blanket and placing it underneath your shoulders or your lower back, wherever you need it most. This allows the mat to come in closer contact with your entire back. An additional pillow underneath your knees also increases the pressure. Try it out to find what is most suitable for you!

CLASSIC (Hard) This Spike Mat gives a strong acupressure effect and suits the more experienced user and those with a high pain threshold.

MEDIUM: (Medium Hard) This Spike Mat gives is slightly softer then the classic mat but still gives a strong acupressure effect. It is slightly flexible and therefore suitable to treat neck and shoulders. The Medium mat suits everyone. If you are unsure which one to get, we recommend the Medium mat.

FLEX: (Soft) This Spike Mat is our softest mat, giving a less strong acupressure effect. It is flexible and therefore easily follows the body contours, providing a comfortable close contact. Flex is perfect for relaxation and providing better sleep. It is also suitable for those being sensitive to pain..

COMBI: This Spike Mat contains one part of our Classic mat and one part Flex. It is suitable for those wishing to vary the acupressure effect. Flip it around depending on where you wish to have a stronger acupressure effect or softer.

 


 

How to use the Disc - perfect for your travels

Lying down
Place the Disc under the part of your back where you are sore or tense. For the first 5-7 minutes, you should experience “good pain”, this will later pass on to a warm relaxing feeling and a pleasant calm. There is no harm in falling asleep.

We recommend starting with clothing or a piece of fabric in between to find the effect most suitable for you. There is no self-purpose to use the Spike Mat directly against bare skin, but if you do not think that sufficient effect is achieved with clothing, it can safely be used against bare skin.
The height of the spikes is 15 mm, therefore the Swedish Spike Mat Disc treats in depth. The spikes are blunt and therefore can not pierce the skin.

Sitting Down
With the Disc placed behind your back while sitting down, you will experience a milder acupressure effect than if lying down. Disc is perfect to have on your sofa or office chair. Disc should not be used while driving, as the relaxation can make you drowsy and increases the risk of falling asleep.

CLASSIC: (hard). For those who want or need a powerful acupressure effect. Can be used with or without clothing.

 


 

How to use the Band Large


Tighten the black straps so that Band sits closely, without restricting blood flow. Adjust the pressure of the spikes with the use of fabric between the skin and the Band. Use Band 20-40 minutes per day or whenever needed. In the first 5-7 minutes, you should experience “good pain”, this will later pass on to a warm relaxing feeling. Band can be used while standing up, walking, sitting, or lying down. Try it out to find what is most suitable for you!


How to use the Band Small


Tighten the black straps so that Band sits closely, without restricting blood flow. Adjust the pressure of the spikes with the use of fabric between the skin and the Band. Use Band 20-40 minutes per day or whenever needed. In the first 5-7 minutes, you should experience “good pain”, this will later pass on to a warm relaxing feeling. Band can be used while standing up, walking, sitting, or lying down. Try it out to find what is most suitable for you!

CLASSIC: (hard). For those who want or need a powerful acupressure effect. Can be used with or without clothing.
FLEX: (soft). For those who want a milder acupressure effect. Can be used with or without clothing.

 


 

How to use the Shoulder Spike Mat

 

Working on a computer and any other work requiring static positions causes muscles to stiffen and leads to tension, aching, and restriction in moving. Use the Shoulder Spike Mat 20-40 minutes every day or whenever needed. In the first 5-7 minutes, you should experience “good pain”, this will later pass on to a warm relaxing feeling. Can be used with or without clothing to adjust the pressure.

Wear the Shoulder Spike Mat as a backpack and place your arms in the straps. Your arms will work as weight causing the Shoulder to press against your shoulders. By placing your arms in different positions you can vary the pressure.

Large: For shoulder width above 45 cm.
Small: For shoulder width up to 45 cm.



How to use the Foot Spike Mat

The middle part (darker green) of the Foot Spike Mat has elevations to reach the foot arch. The Foot Spike Mat can be used with or without socks. Sit down, in a chair or sofa, and place your feet according to any of the 3 positions shown below. In the first 5-7 minutes, you should experience “good pain”, this will later pass on to a warm relaxing feeling. To increase the stimulation you can press your feet against the mat. Use the Foot mat 20-40 minutes every day or whenever needed.

Do not stand on the Foot Spike Mat - Only to be used while seated!

The Foot Spike Mat can be used by everyone regardless of pain sensitivity. We recommend starting with socks to find the effect most suitable for you. Try it out for yourself. There is no self-purpose to use the mat directly on bare skin. The spikes are blunt and therefore can not pierce the skin.

 


The Spike Mat is made out of medical-grade plastic. The plastic is allergy tested and free of harmful plasticizers. Manufactured in Sweden.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the usage of the Swedish Spike Mat or the use of spike mats in general, please contact us here!

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