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.
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