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Cobblestone Mat

ORI Cobblestone Mat
Item is Non-Returnable


ORI Cobblestone Mat

  • 6' simulated cobblestone walking surface
  • Ancient health enhancing practice
  • Reduces blood pressure & improves balance
  • Please note: due to hygiene reason, this is a non-returnable product
  • Walk your way to better health!

Product Overview

ORI Cobblestone Mat

Cobblestone Walkway - Walk your way to better health!

The Cobblestone Mat is proven to improve your health

Take a barefoot walk on the Cobblestone Walkway (also known as a Cobblestone Mat) and improve balance and circulation while reducing blood-pressure!

Cobblestone walking is an ancient health enhancing practice that has been known in China for thousands of years. These cobblestone walkways or reflexology parks exist all over China and are utilized by young and old for their health and meditative benefits.

The positive effects of reflexology paths have become more widely recognized and cobblestone walking paths have been created around the world. While the largest cobblestone walkway is in Jakarta, Indonesia, cobblestone walking parks are also found in Switzerland, Austria, Germany and the United States.

The National Council on Aging commissioned the prestigious Oregon Research Institute (ORI) to confirm this centuries old anecdotal evidence.

A 16 week study of 108 physically inactive adults found that:

  • Cobblestone walking is a safe way to improve physical function and reduce blood pressure in older adults;
  • Cobblestone walking is useful for maintaining and promoting functional mobility and overall health in older adults;
  • Cobblestone walking provides an effective, therapeutic and health-enhancing exercise alternative.

Cobblestone Mat allows 16 Weeks to Improved Health - Allegro Medical will supply the 16 week training program designed by ORI with the purchase of any Cobblestone Walkway.

How does Cobblestone Mat Walking work?

Cobblestone mat walking is rooted in traditional Chinese holistic medicine and the principles of reflexology. Stimulating or regulating the ‘reflexes or acupoints’ in the feet, which are associated with all parts/systems of the body, impacts the corresponding part of the body reducing tension, improving circulation and promoting natural function of the related areas.

Scientific Study of the Benefits of Cobblestone Mat Walking

The National Institute of Aging funded scientific research to evaluate the benefits and efficiency of cobblestone walking. The Oregon Research Institute (ORI) found that “participants in this scientific study experienced significant reduction in blood pressure and pain levels, including improvements in mental and physical well being.”

Cobblestone Walkway

Dr. John Fisher, PHD (ORI) stated “we visited China and noticed adults of all ages spent 30 minutes each day walking , standing and sometimes dancing on these beautifully laid cobblestone paths. They did this for their health every day of the week. For our study we used manufactured mats that replicate these cobblestone paths.”

Participants were divided into cobblestone walkers and conventional walkers. Each group walked 1 hour, 3 times per week for 16 weeks.
At the end of the study mat walkers were found to have better scores when measured for balance, physical function and blood pressure

How to Walk Your Cobblestone Mat

With more than a single mat you can create cobblestone walkways. The arrows indicate suggested walking direction for each configuration. If some of the patterns take you off of the cobblestone mat for a few steps, that’s OK. Keep walking your cobblestone mat, improve your health and enjoy your foot massage.

Cobblestone Mat Reviews Summary

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Average Rating
3 reviews
Stacked Stars
3 out of 3 recommended this product to their friends
Top Pros

Easy To Use (2)
Relaxing (1)
Compact Design (1)
Top Cons

Uncomfortable (2)
Top Best Uses

Everyday (2)
1-3 of 3 reviews
Feels So Healthy I Had To Buy Two More

Compact Design. Easy To Use. Grounding. Energizing. Improves Balance. Strengthens The Ankle. Improves Your Tai Chi. Challenging And Fun.
Hard To Keep Clean. Cost Should Be Lower. Only One Color -- Green.
Best Uses:
Everyday. Balance. Strengthen Foot/Ankel. Self-Acupressure. Rehabilitation. Physical Therapy.
Describe Yourself:
Beginning User. Tai Chi Teacher. Fitness Enthusiast. Over 60 Years Age. Searching For Longevity.

I have one at the kitchen sink so I can improve my balance while preparing meals. It needs to be covered with a thin towel to keep it clean. I'm going to buy several more to use in my fitness classes.

by Monk from Austin. TX
BOTTOM LINE Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I Love It!! Verified Purchaser

Relaxing. Compact Design. Easy To Use.
Best Uses:
Describe Yourself:
Tai ChiBalance Instr.

For most people this product is too hard on the foot. There needs to be a version with smaller cobblestones that you could use to get used to this one. But over all I love it!!

by Ravenheart from Holliston, Ma
BOTTOM LINE Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
5 out of 5 found this review helpful
Easy exercise but tough on the feet Verified Reviewer

Easy To Use.
Best Uses:
Describe Yourself:
Beginning User.

I put it in front of the TV and walk while I watch the news or while listening to news on NPR. If you leave it out on the floor someplace you are more likely to use it regularly. I walk backwards and frontwards and sideways on it, and stand on one foot to try to hold balance. QUESTION: Does wearing socks dilute the benefit of the mat walk?

by Keeping the fit! from Seattle, WA
BOTTOM LINE Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
4 out of 4 found this review helpful
1-3 of 3 reviews

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Does this have any smell of vinyl or anything that off-gases?
Asked on Jul 17, 2012 7:51:26 PM by walker from sf
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