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Akuspike Acupressure Products Questions and Answers

Akuspike Acupressure Products Q&As: With Paul de Jersey, CEO

When we were first heard about Akuspike products, we were very intrigued!

We’re currently in the process of testing both their mat and ball (and are mighty impressed) so watch this space for a full product review coming soon.

In the meantime we had a conversation with With Paul de Jersey, CEO & Founder of Akuspike, to learn more about the story behind their brand, how it can be beneficial for your health and exactly how painful those spikes are!

Q: Please explain in one sentence what Aku products are all about?

Using metal spike technology, Aku products tap in to the body’s innate healing system, helping to improve mental and physical performance.

Q: What is an acupressure mat and who are they designed for?

An acupressure mat is based on the principles of acupressure and reflexology, and works on the premise that tiny metal spikes stimulate active nerve centers to increase local blood flow and lymph circulation.

The Aku Mat – therapeutic acupressure mat:

This reflective action reduces inflammation while triggering the release of endorphins.

Endorphins are known as the feel-good neurotransmitters of the body and are an essential part of the body’s natural healing process.

When released, endorphins interact with receptors to reduce pain, anxiety and stress while providing a sense of calm, relaxed, euphoric pleasure.

Aku is designed for those who understand optimal health can only be achieved through daily practice and refinement.

Our acupressure technology is trusted by everyone from professional athletes seeking peak performance, to parents looking to keep active longer.

Aku Mat acupressure mat to reduce pain, anxiety and stress

When released, endorphins interact with receptors to reduce pain, anxiety and stress while providing a sense of calm, relaxed, euphoric pleasure.

Q: What makes Aku acupressure tools unique?

Aku delivers the only authentic metal acupressure tools on the market.

Our products are meticulously designed with high-grade metal spikes that naturally stimulate energy flow throughout the body.

We harness ancient techniques with new age technology to create the most effective acupressure experience available.

Some generic acupressure mats are comprised of cheap and sometimes harmful plastics.

There are dozens of plastic mat derivatives available, but only one mat that emulates the authentic acupressure experience.

With 2,710 spikes made of metals such as copper, silver and zinc, the Aku Mat offers an unparalleled acupressure experience anywhere, anytime.

Q: Why do you use naturally occurring metals?

When conductive metals, such as silver and copper, come in contact with the skin the user will experience a natural warming effect that is both healing and therapeutic.

Your body instinctively reacts to these metals and begins to enhance recovery processes within minutes.

Our naturally occurring metals are antimicrobial and embedded in medical grade rubber.

Aku tools are easy to clean and more sanitary than the plastic alternatives.

Aku is designed for those who understand optimal health can only be achieved through daily practice and refinement.

Q: The spikes look intense! Do the products hurt?

Yes! Some individuals find acupressure technology intense, especially in the early stages of use.

It is normal to experience initial discomfort as your body adapts to the introduction of the new stimulus.

To maximize benefit and limit initial discomfort, we recommend standing or laying on the Aku Mat for up to 10 minutes a day.

Begin with a light t-shirt or socks, and graduate to skin on metal contact as your body adapts to the process.

After a few minutes laying or standing on the Aku Mat, endorphins begin to flow throughout the body enabling the user to enter into a state of euphoric pleasure and total relaxation.

You will feel a rush of warmth to the targeted area, followed by a release of tension as muscle aches and pains begin to melt away.

The Aku Ball is a dynamic application of our acupressure technology. Lightly apply the Aku Ball to the hands, base of the neck or other desired area to immediately enhance blood flow.

Begin with light pressure, and gradually increase as tolerable. Similar to the Aku Mat, users will experience a therapeutic warming sensation at the site of application.

Be careful, you may never want to put the Aku Ball down!

When conductive metals, such as silver and copper, come in contact with the skin the user will experience a natural warming effect that is both healing and therapeutic.

Q: We saw you were featured on Dragon’s Den, what was that experience like?

The Dragons’ Den was an incredible experience for Aku and a lifelong dream for its founders.

The response from the Canadian television show was remarkable and provided a tremendous boost in brand exposure.

We were fortunate to earn a $150,000 investment from one of Canada’s most respected and powerful entrepreneurs, Arlene Dickenson.

Q: Where does the Aku name originate?

Aku is derived from the traditional Ukrainian spelling of acupressure – ‘akupresura’.

Akuspike acupressure mat

Q: Is there anyone that should avoid using Aku acupressure products?

If you’re pregnant or allergic to any of the metals used in our products, we recommend consulting a medical professional before your initial use.

Aku tools are easy to clean and more sanitary than the plastic alternatives.

Q: If our readers are trying your products for the first time, would you recommend the ball or mat?

We recommend the Aku Mat for recovery from muscular injury, and back and foot pain relief.

The Aku Mat harnesses the power of traditional acupressure to offer the most authentic at-home experience available.

The Aku Ball is a modern innovation of acupressure tech, designed for hand and neck pain relief.

Roll the Aku Ball in your hands and begin to feel the warmth of the conductive metals in seconds.

We recommend the ball for anyone with a tight neck or sore hands.

The Aku Ball for tight necks and sore hands:

Q: In which territories are your products currently available?

Our products are available worldwide through our website: akuspike.com

Q: What can we expect from Aku in the future?

We are in the final prototype stage for two new products, the Aku Ring and Aku Roller.

Both products will be available in the coming months. Stay tuned!

Q: Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. Is there anything else you want to add?

We are excited to be partnering with The Good Body to offer readers an exclusive opportunity.

Experience the most effective acupressure experience available for a significantly reduced cost (15% off) by using discount code: GOODBODY at checkout.

The Aku Mat harnesses the power of traditional acupressure to offer the most authentic at-home experience available.

If you’re looking to optimize your recovery, head over to akuspike.com and seize the power of the spikes.

We offer a life-time warranty for all of our acupressure tools, a 30 day money back guarantee and free shipping on orders within Canada and the United States.

This is the latest in a series of Q&A sessions with representatives of health and fitness companies that create products we feature on The Good Body.

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