I would pay just about anything for someone to touch my body right about now. I don’t know about you, but this pandemic has really done my body in and I need someone, anyone, or anything to make it feel better. However, going in for a service is not happening any time in my near future, so I’ve found the next best thing. And I’m talking about the change-the-game-next-level kinda thing.


I am a big fan of acupuncture and for years I’ve had one of those mats with the plastic spikes. It’s always done the trick but recently, I discovered a better version that blows them all away: the Aku Spike mat.

Much like the other ones on the market this is based on the principles of acupressure and reflexology, but this mat takes it up a serious level by implementing tiny high-grade metal spikes and well, that is the huge difference here. When conductive metals like silver and copper come in contact with your skin it takes sh-t up a big-ass notch.  From blood flow to the warming of your skin, the effects are actually pretty wild. 


Now I won’t lie, it’s a bit intimidating so definitely do not jump right in with no clothes on. I thought I’d go HAM right off that bat, but it’s too much. You need to ease yourself in. Maybe first start with the mat on your bed/soft surface with a t-shirt on and then move your way up. Once you do though - wow! It feels so good; so much so I actually always fall asleep midway through. (Hot pro tip: slip on some socks and stand on the mat and your feet will thank you!)

Oh and as a bonus I also got their aku roller which has been a great addition to my body routine. I’ll just sit at my desk AKA my dining table and take breaks by rolling the sh-t out it all over my legs and arms.   

(Note: Sasha Finds articles are NOT paid endorsements. Paid endorsements on LaineyGossip.com are always clearly marked. These are straight up Sasha obsessions.)