Orthopedic rug — a special massage product, for the manufacture of which artificial or natural materials are used that imitate natural cover, for example, grass, pebbles, sea sand, and so on.
The use of this auxiliary product from an early age makes it possible to form the correct foot, as a result of which it is possible to avoid unnecessary loads on children’s legs, injuries during running, jumping and walking. As a rule, massage mats for children are made of bright materials, have interesting shapes, so that the exercises become like an unusual, fun game.
The structure of the children’s rug has various elements, thanks to which the areas of the feet are reflexively stimulated during walking.
Children’s massage puzzle mat STROM consists of 4 elements: Element No. 1 red «Bumps» — 1 pc., Element No. 2 blue «Labyrinth» — 1 pc., Element No. 3 yellow «Drops» — 1 pc., Element No. 4 green » Beetle «- 1 pc.
The orthopedic rug forms the correct arch of the foot, prevents the development of flat feet, relieves leg fatigue, strengthens the legs and increases blood circulation. Develops coordination and strengthens the vestibular apparatus. Favorably affect the reflexogenic zones of the foot of children and adults. Improves motor skills and abilities of the child. The developing rug forms interest in physical exercises and is used for developing games.
How to use the massage mat?
Walking on the massage mat must be barefoot. To begin with, you can simply put the baby on a new surface, give him the opportunity to get used to the new sensations. You need to start with 2-3 minutes and gradually increase the time of classes to 7-10 minutes. It is advisable to practice every day. You can stand, walk, jump on one of the sites, stand on one leg. The child will like it if mom walks on the rug with him.
The main exercises are:
Sliding movements on the carpet back and forth.
Flexion and extension of the toes.
Circular foot movements.
Orthopedic mats are a good aid for the development and hardening of the musculoskeletal system of children. Regular exercises for several minutes can prevent leg deformities, affect the functions of organs and give a good mood.