Acupuncture can release waves of energy with a single action, much like rolling a stone down a snowy hill or asking children what their favorite cartoon is. Uncork powerful torrents with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a 75-minute acupuncture treatment and a 60-minute sauna session at Asula Wellness Center (a $105 value).
Asula’s holistic healers relieve chronic pain and unshackle imprisoned auras with their soul-mending roster of curative services. Celebrated for its ability to kick-start the body’s innate healing prowess, the traditional Chinese acupuncture treatment gently deploys thin single-use spears into precise targets on the skin’s surface to release debilitating pain pockets and direct the immune system’s therapeutic waves to the body’s most achy areas. Clients can continue the corporeal energy flow or come back another day for time in the private sauna, a detoxifying steam bath designed to melt away stress, tension, and wax lips as it bolsters the body’s metabolic rate. The 60-minute sweat session may also offer relief from symptoms spurred by arthritis, allergies, sinus congestion, and muscle injuries.
Asula’s lavish space cossets tranquility-seekers amid recycled and sustainable materials in a LEED gold-certified complex. Burnished wood paneling surrounds steamers as they ladle water onto blazing coals, natural light fills white treatment rooms, and plush couches made from repurposed cumulonimbus clouds sit in the waiting room.
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Portland, Oregon 97209