What are Acupressure Slippers?
Acupressure Slippers allow you to apply pressure (through heels and toes) that stimulates key points of your body.
These points are closely linked to your central nervous system so that they can produce a wide range of benefits, such as pain reduction, relaxation, better sleep, and improved mental clarity. It doesn’t matter your size or age – the acupressure slippers will work for everyone.
The soles of these acupressure slippers have more than 1,082 little plastic ‘nodes’ that look like bumps. Each has been carefully placed to cover some parts of your feet, including the top, bottom, and sides.
There’s another set of 93 nodes on the instep of each slipper – which means you get 1,175 acupressure points being stimulated as soon as you put them on.
The top and bottom nodes cover your whole foot – so these parts have been split into three sections to make it easier for you to find the right area: inner heel, outer heel, and ball.
Each team has a slightly different set of pressure points to target trouble areas, so if one doesn’t work well, all you have to do is move to another part of your foot. You can also use the instep nodes by themselves.
Because there are 93 of them, they’ll give your feet a more profound treatment than just having them across the whole sole as standard.
So what’s this acupressure business all about?
Acupressure is best known for its ability to reduce pain. The points stimulate the production of natural, body-made substances called endorphins – which act as powerful painkillers.
They also boost your immune system by increasing blood and oxygen circulation.
But it’s not just an effective way of stopping you from feeling sore!
The other benefits that acupressure slippers offer include:
Relaxation: When your feet are massaged with acupressure, you release serotonin – which creates feelings of happiness, calmness, and peace.
Plus, if stress levels are lower, your body doesn’t need to produce cortisol – the chemical released during the flight or fight response, which can cause a range of problems from weight gain to digestive disorders.
Improved sleep: When acupressure points are stimulated, it causes the brain to secrete melatonin – a powerful hormone that controls your sleeping patterns.
This is why some people report nodding off more quickly when they use their slippers before bedtime. You might even wake up feeling as rested as you do on weekends!
Boosted metabolism: Stimulating acupressure points increases blood and oxygen flow around your body, speeding up your metabolism and burning off calories quicker. So you’ll see results not just in your body but also on the scales!
Reduced cellulite: Acupressure works by dissolving trapped fluid in your cells and flushing it out of your body.
This means that when you use the slippers, your body will find it easier to sweat out excess water and toxins, leaving cellulite much less noticeable. Plus, if you feel fitter and more energetic, exercise becomes much easier (and more enjoyable), too.
Improves blood circulation: If your arteries and veins aren’t working correctly, you won’t get enough oxygen-rich blood to the right places at the right time.
So, any acupressure points close to these essential arteries will improve their condition, allowing them to do their job better. As a result, high blood pressure, heart disease, and varicose veins can be prevented or eased.
Prevent heart attacks: One of the main reasons people have these life-threatening conditions is their poor circulatory systems. This means that their blood isn’t flowing freely around their bodies – meaning it’s much easier for clots and plaques to form.
Improving your circulation, acupressure slippers will also help prevent this build-up, helping you feel better and more energized, too.
Better digestion: Acupuncture points close to your digestive system are designed to regulate how quickly food moves through your body so you get rid of waste products without putting extra strain on any particular part.
Plus, they stimulate the production of bile, which helps break down fat in your stomach so it doesn’t get stored as cellulite.
Boosted immune system: Stimulating acupressure points on your feet and hands helps boost the production of antibodies that defend you against illnesses such as flu, colds, and glandular fever.
So, using the slippers regularly could help you stay healthy throughout the winter, giving you one less thing to worry about!
Improved skin: Acupressure encourages good blood circulation beneath your skin, delivering oxygen, nutrients, and enzymes to cells.
This extra ‘beauty boost’ means that your skin will look a lot brighter and feel smoother too! Just imagine how much better you’d look if you had more confidence in your appearance.
Who can benefit from acupressure?
At first, it might seem like acupressure only works for adults – but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Acupressure slippers are also great for kids of all ages – from newborns to teenagers! While younger children will probably find wearing their slippers a little uncomfortable at first, it’s a small price to pay for the health benefits they’ll be receiving.