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Acupressure mat : treat, treatment or torture?

The Shakti Acupressure Mat doesn’t heat up, it doesn’t vibrate and it doesn’t administer little electric shocks. In fact, it seems too simple to be true. The Shakti Mat is a padded, hand stitched cotton mat with dozens of harmless-looking plastic discs sewn on. I say harmless, but appearances can definitely be deceiving.

Turns out the Shakti Mat is designed to poke you with about 6000 sharp points, all at once, a bit like a bed of nails. I know; sounds absolutely horrendous – and at first it is, but only for a few moments. Before long you find yourself flooded with a warm, calming sensation. I wouldn’t say it’s an entirely comfortable way to spend 10-20 minutes, but then neither is a full-on massage and here’s the crazy thing, I found the after effects to be very similar.

Continue reading here: TREAT, TREATMENT OR TORTURE?

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