Like regularly practicing yoga, handcrafting voodoo dolls, and setting the mailman's truck on fire, receiving acupuncture can be a great way to relax. Unwind from the daily grind with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two acupuncture treatments (up to a $90 value) at Costa Acupuncture in Culver City.
Acupuncturists and herbalists Michael Costa and Carol Song sink teeny needles into tranquility-seekers at Costa Acupuncture's community-centric healing haven. Begin each acupuncture session (a $20–$40 per session value, with a $10 one-time, first-visit fee) with a consultation, which offers world-weary bodies a chance to call out aches, pains, and answers to unasked trivia questions. Then acupuncturists shallowly poke skin suits with thin, single-use spears for a nearly painless attack on aches, allergies, cravings, and stress. Relax in a cozy recliner for a 40- to 60-minute session, including necessary rest time.
Costa Acupuncture's soothing community space allows for group treatments, collective healing, and a great chorus in surprise sing-alongs. Make sure to wear comfy, loose-fitting threads that roll up to the elbows and knees for access to key energy points. Though frequent pelt pokes create the angriest bears, they can help garner better results, so prodding professionals recommend weekly treatments.
At Costa Acupuncture, licensed acupuncturists and herbalists Michael Costa, Sun Cho, David Johnston, and Alison Doherty exercise their talents and experience to make holistic healing more attainable for the community at large. Founder Michael Costa has a master's degree in oriental medicine, and Cho is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). The team addresses a variety of conditions, ranging from digestive, respiratory, and musculoskeletal maladies to emotional concerns. The caring crew also promotes better health with cupping treatments and herbal and nutritional supplements.