The New Acupuncture? Akuspike is Using Spiky Acupressure Products to Heal the Body and Mind

Health & Wellness

Harder, better, faster, stronger. These wise words from Daft Punk are what most athletes aspire to be. Sure, proper training and an appropriate diet can help you with your fitness goals, but how do you cope with your body once the pain starts coming in?

To help alleviate the muscle soreness and inevitable pain that comes from being an athlete, Akuspike has created acupressure products for the everyday fitness fanatic. The company aims to bring the benefits of acupressure inside the homes of active people, without the high price tag or the fixed commitment from conventional acupuncturists or massage therapists.

Fortunately, we teamed up with Akuspike to give our viewers a sweet deal on Aku products. If you want to purchase any Aku products online, use code MIX at the checkout for 15% off your purchase.

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“The acupressure mats have been around for a long time,” says Akuspike founder Paul De Jersey (@dejerz). “There’s a ton of research on the science. I didn’t invent this thing and that’s why I’m not afraid to say this is an unbelievable product.”

When creating the Aku ball and mat, the company teamed up with Ukraine’s most influential acupuncturist and sports therapist Dr. Nikolay Lyapko. Together, the team brought the first authentic eastern acupressure mat to North America. Although the metal spikes appear intimidating at first, it’s surprisingly therapeutic.

“It has silver, zinc, iron, and nickel. Those metals are actually found throughout the blood so they’re organic to the body. When you have that heat, as well as that circulation, it’s all very therapeutic. It also has amazing healing benefits.”

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And since these products use metal spikes instead of needles, it’s considerably less invasive than acupuncture, making it a viable alternative for those who have a strong fear of needles.

Whether you’re a professional athlete or casual weekend jogger, everyone and anyone can benefit from acupressure. In addition to alleviating pain, this type of therapy can help relieve stress, improve sleep, relax muscles and joints, minimize headaches, and more.

Grab your Aku mat and ball online and use code MIX for 15% off your purchase. For more information on Akuspike and all of its products, check out the company’s social media pages below.

Also, big thanks to Studeo gyms for allowing us to use their space to film.


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