AcuPro® is a revolutionary acupressure concept, manifested in the Acumat®.
The Acumat® is first fitness accessory of its type to be launched onto the world market - incorporating therapeutic acupressure to release tension in muscles, whilst improving circulation and co-ordination!
Our new and improved Acumat® is made with a 3-stage molding process to reduce weight whilst increasing durability and water-resistance, to create the most functional and unique fitness accessory you'll ever use.
Whether you practice yoga, pilates, martial arts, barefoot running or just enjoy keeping fit, the Acumat® offers an unparalleled level of performance enhancement to your everyday life!Its design has come from our extensive knowledge of human movement and anatomy to provide you with improved comfort, co-ordination, circulation & muscle tone, whilst reducing pain & discomfort during work, rest, or play.Get the most out of your fitness training with increased co-ordination and proprioceptive feedback, which translates to better movement and muscle control for your chosen work, sports or adventures.
The Acumat® - Your Ultimate Exercise & Recovery Tool
Use the Acumat® with the contours upwards to challenge your balance during yoga routines, fitness training or any ground based exercise via the active base of support, that destabilises your body, making it adapt to the constantly changing forces created by the contours.
The contoured surface provides a huge amount of sensory input to your nervous system during passive or active use - meaning that you can rest or exercise on the Acumat® and receive the same therapeutic acupressure effect. By actively moving on the surface you can create a strong release in the muscles and connective tissues to facilitate better movement, reduced tension, and improved circulation throughout the entire body. If you need to rest and recover, just relax on the Acumat® and let the contours stimulate your skin and muscles to improve energy levels, circulation and reduce muscle tension.
Use the Acumat® with the contours downwards to create a comfortable and low-impact surface for reducing pressure and discomfort on hard surfaces, or if you need a temporary break from acupressure stimulation of your skin and muscles.
The AcuPro® Advantage
The AcuPro® system used in our new and improved Acumat® makes it the only health & fitness surface designed to create both a comfortable AND therapeutic surface for your body. While regular exercise mats are designed to cushion your body during workouts they do not provide any therapeutic effect. The contoured surface allows space for your spine and "bony bits" to comfortably roll over or lay on while massaging your muscles into a relaxed state.
EXERCISE & RECOVERY
Whether you use it during yoga, pilates and core strength training, or barefoot weight training and acro-balance, the AcuPro® system will help relax tight muscles while improving co-ordination and circulation throughout your entire body.
If you find the contours too full on for your sensitive skin, then just turn it upside down to create a cushioned surface that distorts to the curves of your body, keeping you comfortable on concrete or hard wood floors.
The contours also ensure airflow is maintained during your workout routine, keeping you cool and calm during the heat of fitness training. Enjoy training barefoot and get acu-points and muscle trigger points stimulated during lunges, squats, burpees and any regular exercises you would perform on the floor or ground.
Features of the NEW Acumat®
- Increased acupressure & trigger point stimulation via higher density EVA and rubber polymer.
- Increased durability, water-resistance & hygiene maintenance via our unique 3-stage molding process.
- Conical pyramids with increased space between contours for increased acupressure and easy cleaning.
- Two oversize alloy eyelets for hanging the Acumat® out of the way against walls for display or storage.
- Non-slip textured base for increased friction during workouts.
- All Acumats® are made individually via injection molding, reactive foam molding & cold pressing.
How It Works
The AcuPro® Acupressure System
AcuPro® products are made to improve your exercise and recovery experience by releasing trigger points and "knots" in muscles, whilst improving circulation and mobility in joints - Give yourself a boost in performance by practicing your regular pilates, yoga, kettle bell or rehab routine on the Acumat® for maximal co-ordination development via the active surface that challenges your stability and proprioceptive pathways.
The contoured design assists the relaxation of muscles, and improves circulation via acupressure (passive ischaemic pressure), much like getting a massage for the "knots" in your muscles the Acumat® is our key product for helping you achieve the quickest recovery possible after training, or to act a training aid for sporting events.
The primary mechanism of the AcuPro® design is the stimulation of muscles triggers nerve cells called "muscle spindles" which are mechanoreceptors that tell your brain how much tension is running through the muscle tissue, the brain tells the muscle to "relax" which then allows more circulation of blood, oxygen and electrolytes to the muscle cells which releases the "knots" to restore optimal muscle tone.
The brain and central nervous system then reacts to the stimulus of the acupressure by telling the muscle fibres to reduce the tension, which increases circulation of blood via reactive hyperaemia, where the muscle cells uptake calcium to reset them into a "relaxed and ready" state.
By improving muscle tone there is a more efficient "muscle- pump" activity, where the contraction and relaxation of muscles pumps venous blood and lymphatic fluid around the body.If there is too much tension in the muscles and connective tissues there will be a reduced ability to circulate blood and lymph (via the contraction and relaxation of the muscle). Proprioceptive feedback is also maximised for barefoot training such as yoga, pilates, weight training and any other mat-based exercise via the active base of support created by the contoured surface.
Using the Acupro with Foam Rollers
- Material = EVA (Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate) & Rubber Composite
- Length = 1825mm
- Width = 625mm
- Thickness = 25mm
- Rolled Size = 250mm x 625mm
- Average Weight = 2.2kg
The Acumat® is constructed from EVA foam and rubber. It has been designed to withstand heat, cold, abrasion, and petroleum products. Do NOT expose to excessive heat or open flames. DO wash with detergent & warm water to keep it clean & ensure long life.