I must admit, I'm not all that knowledgeable in the art of acupressure, but the other day I went over to my friend's apartment and found him lying on this weird looking mat! It had all these white pointy tips all over, and I couldn’t figure out what it was. After forcing my friend to get up off the couch, he then explained to me that his parents had bought him a Shakti Mat. A what? Apparently the Shakti Mat has over 6,000 acupressure points to help release tension and induce a state of relaxation.
The company states after 20 minutes of use your body will release endorphins, which stimulates the release of oxytocin, the ‘feel-good hormone.’ As a result, your body relaxes and releases stress, which in turn helps promote sleep. I’m not sure if all of this is true, but I will say that after lying on the Shakti Mat first hand, it did feel really nice and relaxing. The Shakti Mat is a great gift and not overly expensive so get yours today!