Frequently Asked Questions
How do I use the Spoonk™ mat?
The most recommended way to use Spoonk™ is to lie on your back in bed for 30–40 minutes. However, Spoonk™ can treat any sore muscle areas — back, neck, shoulders, head, hips, abdomen, feet, etc. Do not use the mat against your bones. For best effects, use direct skin contact. You can also use a thin T-shirt if your find the sensation too strong. Be careful when using the mat as the stimulation points are sharp! Apply the mat very slowly against your skin and avoid any sudden movements while on the mat to avoid any skin injuries. Accidentally moving on the mat or rubbing your skin against the mat may cause a skin injury. See How to Use Spoonk for more positions and ideas!
How does the Spoonk™ mat work?
Spoonk™ has 6210 acupressure stimulation points that, once pressed against troubled areas of the body, will increase circulation and relax stiff muscles and decrease pain. In the process the body can release endorphins (pleasurable hormones), which induces a feeling of wellness and a positive attitude. Regular relaxation prevents the build up of stress and manifestation of stress related diseases. Please click here to read our terms and conditions.
When is the best time to use the Spoonk™ mat?
If you would like to energize yourself for the day, you can use the Spoonk™ mat for a shorter period of 5 – 10 minutes. When you feel stressed or anxious and need time to relax and recharge, you can use Spoonk™ in the middle of the day for 25 minutes. In the evening before sleeping, 35 – 45 minutes on the Spoonk™ mat will help you fall asleep, sleep deeper, and stimulate the production of beneficial growth hormones. That is the beauty of having Spoonk™ — it is there when YOU need it!
Is the acupressure mat safe for children to use?
Children 7 years or older can use the Spoonk™ mat under adult supervision. Please use it with a thin T-shirt. Do not use Spoonk™ on a child younger than 7.
Is the acupressure mat safe for pregnant women to use?
We do not recommend the Spoonk™ mat for pregnant women. Please consult your medical doctor for advice.
I have high blood pressure, should I use the Spoonk™ mat?
Depending on your condition some people may find a temporary rise or drop in blood pressure after using the Spoonk™ mat. If you suffer from high or low blood pressure always consult your medical doctor before using the Spoonk™ mat. Always monitor your blood pressure before and after using the mat. The Spoonk™ mat is neither a substitute for blood pressure medication nor is it a cure for any medical condition.
I have depression, should I use the Spoonk™ mat?
Acupressure massage may release the hormones endorphin and oxytocin. These are also known as the ‘happy hormones’ because they release a feeling of relaxation and a sense of well being. Spoonk™ is neither a substitute for medication nor is it a cure for depression or any other medical condition.
What is the difference between the Spoonk's Eco-Line and Cotton Line?
Our Cotton Line is the Spoonk for the budget-conscious consumer. Featuring the same 6,210 acupressure points of every Spoonk Mat, the cotton line is made with conventionally grown cotton, filled with USA made Eco-Foam, and comes with a nylon carrying bag.
The Eco-Line is Spoonk's 100% organic hemp-and-cotton blend mat. Made with a 55% hemp and 45% cotton blend, both of which are 100% Global Organic Textile certified. The fabric is dyed with organic non-synthetic dyes and it comes with a stylish carrying bag. The Eco-Line Spoonk Mats are Spoonk's proud commitment to producing an environmentally responsible and eco-friendly acupressure mat.
What is the advantage of the hemp fabric?
Hemp fiber is one of the strongest and most durable of all of the natural textile fibers. Products made from hemp will outlast their competition by many years. Hemp is an extremely fast growing crop, producing more fiber yield per acre than any other source. Its plants don’t need fertilizer or pesticides, making it even more eco-friendly and anti-bacterial.
The porous nature of the fabric’s fibers allows the hemp to "breathe," as well as be water absorbent. This results in the fabric being cool and comfortable in warm weather, and naturally warmer in cool weather. The porous nature of the fibers also helps to absorb odors.
What is acupressure?
Acupressure is an ancient healing art, originating in India and developed in Japan as Shiatsu massage. Fingers, thumbs, and tools, such as an acupressure mat, are pressed into the body’s reflex areas, also called pressure points. The pressure stimulates the release of blocked energy and increases the circulation in problematic areas. As a result, acupressure relieves muscle tension or pain while rejuvenating and rebalancing the body.
The meaning of Spoonk™
The Spoonk™ name is a fun & energetic name that fits this product. Regular use will create a positive state of mind and a general calm and happy state. We hope that Spoonk™ will become a regular, helpful tool in every household, which will help the world become a better place. The toothbrush comes to mind. Imagine the world without the toothbrush. That is what I think of Spoonk™ - the brush for your body, mind and soul.
The Spoonk™ name
Pippi Longstocking, the fictional children’s character who had superhuman strength, boundless energy and a love for life, inspired our name. "Spoonk" is our version of "spunk," a word Pippi created. We invite you to tap in to your inspiration and recharge with our Spoonk™ acupressure mats.
How Do I Care for My Spoonk™ Mat?
Remove the foam pad from the cover. Hand wash the cover in warm water using mild detergent. Hang to dry. Once dry, re-insert foam pad. Do not wash using a washing machine. Do not use a tumble dryer or iron.
To store your acupressure mat, roll up the mat and place in the carry bag or hang the mat by the tabs in a safe place far from the reach of children.