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Lying on a bed of nails never felt so good.

Long flights and car trips can be murder on your back, but now you can get an acupressure massage whenever you need it without having to worry about lugging a giant chair through airport security or figuring out how to plug one into your car.

A modern take on the beds of nails yogis used thousands of years ago to stimulate the release of endorphins and oxytocin--the body's own pain relief hormone--the Halsa Mat consists of 8,820 soft spikes that stimulate your body's acupressure points. Simply place it on a seat and sit for 15-20 minutes to reap the benefits of eased muscle pain and stiffness, increased blood flow, and relaxation. Some users even have found that using the mat has helped to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

To maximize results, it is best to use the Halsa Mat ($39.95) on bare skin, but the first few times you can place a sheet or t-shirt over the mat. The mat is safe to use for as long as you want. However, it is recommended to begin by using it for 10 minutes per day, then increasing the time to 20-30 minutes after one week.

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Title Annotation:What's New?; Halsa Mat
Publication:USA Today (Magazine)
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 2013
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