Area 25’s At-Home Acupressure

We speak with acupuncturist Jessica Klein about exercises to relieve stress and elevate moods

NYC acupuncture clinic Area 25 was founded in 2018 out of frustration. Co-founders Amy Diaz (CEO) and Dr Robert MacDonald (chief clinical officer) felt the practice was wildly underutilized, and decided to make it less intimidating and more accessible in order to help individuals maintain their health, address pain and prevent illness. While still regarded as alternative medicine, acupuncture can result in patients take a …

Vila Mat

Relax your muscles and balance your chi with this Swedish acupressure mat

Whether you’re looking for a little therapeutic relief after a long day on hill or just need to balance the flow of your inner chi, the Vila Mat aims to help. Created by snowboarders Justin Steinhardt and Hjalmar Hedman, the Vila Mat harnesses the power of acupuncture through its crown-shaped plastic spikes—a remedy known to reduce physical pain, increase circulation and boost mental energy. Commonly …