Everyone from former coworkers to perfect strangers seemed to be singing their praise. Curious about how they worked, and somewhat desperate to relieve my own pain, I ordered one Master Mat
and crossed my fingers for a miracle.
Using the acupressure mat — which is covered in shallow plastic spikes that are designed to stimulate acupressure points — makes me feel like I'm lying on a pile of fire ants. "Comfortable" is the last word I'd use to describe what it's like to have my bare back and body weight pressed against a surface made of spikes. But every time I sit up from it (usually after 10-20 minutes), I noticed a huge wave of relief come over me along with a distinct softening of my muscular tension