Mel Gibson has splashed out $100,000 US on a machine to help him cope with his stressful private life, reports.

The actor, whose wife Robyn filed for divorce in April, is struggling to cope with the attention surrounding the breakdown of his marriage and has invested in a device to increase positive energy in his body, according to the site.

A source told National Enquirer magazine: “Most people would look at the flow machine and think Mel has lost his mind. You lie on this machine and strap your feet in. The device then emits some kind of torsion field waves that are supposed to unlock clogged energy, which eases psychological tension. It is pretty weird, but Mel swears by it.”

The source added: “From telephone healing sessions to therapeutic foot baths, Mel has tried it all. The flow machine is Mel’s latest holistic gadget.”