The Benefits of Accupressure

Susan Celeslie

As promised, here is another example of what my husband, Gene, refers to as my “weirdo stuff.” I have received acupuncture treatments off and on for the last 30 years and I believe it works. If this is something you’d like to try, make sure to find a really good practitioner, which for me means someone trained in the ancient principles and philosophies of mid-eastern countries.

Anyway, there is a version of acupuncture called acupressure that I do at home. I use a product called a Hälsa mat, which consists of 8,820 spikes that stimulate your body’s acupressure points when you lie on it. Stimulating these pressure points causes your body to release pain relief hormones that promote mental and physical well being.

According to Dr. Oz, who endorsed this product on his television show, lying down on the Hälsa mat and breathing deeply for a few minutes also can assist with weight loss.  He says the pressure from the spikes helps your cortisol levels drop, which can cause you to lose belly fat.

Other benefits of acupressure include increased endorphin levels, sometimes causing euphoria, as well as:

• Decreased muscle tension
• Improved sleep
• Improved circulation
• Improved digestion
• Increased oxygen uptake
• Increased energy levels
• A deep sense of relaxation and more.

All I can say is I that feel a significant difference by using the Hälsa mat and pillow each day; I lie on them for at least 20 minutes. At first you might think it hurts, but as you adjust your weight and mind, the discomfort goes almost unnoticed. If you’re interested in learning more about this therapy or trying out the product for yourself go to

Enjoy!  Well maybe…

Susan Celeslie
Celeslie’s Salon & Spa
170 Richardson Crossing
Arnold, MO 63010


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