An orthopedic massage mat is a very necessary thing that should be in every home. After all, regular massage and exposure to important reflex points have a positive effect on the development and functioning of the whole organism. This is especially convenient if you have neither the means nor the time to visit the massage parlor regularly. But it is not always possible to purchase a high-quality orthopedic mat. Fortunately, you can do it yourself, and with a minimum investment of time, using available tools.
It is necessary
- - fabric for the base of the rug;
- - pebbles;
- - buttons;
- - corks from plastic bottles.
First, choose a base for the rug. The fabric should be thick enough. For example, you can take coarse calico and sew it in two layers. To create an orthopedic rug, carpet mat, tourist foam, carpet are also suitable. You can even use an old and useless blanket that you still hate to throw away.
Now you have to make the surface of the rug bumpy. Here the possibilities are almost endless. You can glue round smooth stones (even decorative ones) on the surface of the rug, as well as rubber balls cut in half. You can stick to the surface and lids from plastic bottles. You yourself can choose the frequency of the location of the tubercles. By the way, you can even stick on the bumps made from ordinary salted dough, which needs to be dried in the oven for about 5-6 hours.
Smooth round buttons that need to be sewn onto the surface of the rug also look very nice. You can also tie regular ribbons into tight knots and sew them onto the base of the rug.
If you want your rug to be covered with fabric on the outside as well, you can make pockets. To do this, sew the fabric in parallel, backing off by about 2–3 centimeters. In this case, you can get all the contents out of your pockets and wash the base.
If you have already decided to make pockets, then inside you can put almost everything that you have in your house: peas, corn grains, buckwheat, rice, semolina. Also use beads of different sizes or large beads. You can put things of different texture in each pocket - this way the massage will be more effective.