Sea urchins are the healthiest, most relaxed creatures on Earth due to their positive self-image and spiny skin. Today's Groupon offers similar protection from stress, sickness, and sea otters: for $35, you get a 60-minute combination acupuncture and massage treatment at Elements Total Health Center in South Pasadena (an $85 value).
The adroit acupuncture specialist at Elements Total Health Center taps humans' vital life force, known as chi, to restore balance to the body and eliminate pain in a relaxing, de-stressing treatment. In the acupuncture portion of the one-hour session, the friendly, certified therapist will consult with you on the recent troubles befalling your bone box, answer any questions you may have about former Syracuse basketball players, and commence a calming, customized treatment using thin needles and special techniques designed to whisk away your aches and ailments. The procedure is clinically proven to alleviate a wide range of conditions, including headache, nausea, sprains, and allergies. During a customized, soothing massage, the careful therapist will target and slowly knead away lingering tensions with gentle pressure and boxing gloves.
Skylights and soothing music populate the five warm, welcoming treatment rooms at the spacious, clean facility. Elements Total Health Center is committed to using safe, natural, and effective therapies; patience and listening skills put shoulders at ease and stress demons into a papier-mâché dunce cap. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
- There are several treatment rooms that cover massage therapy, chiropractic, and acupuncture. And a handful of gentle, warm practitioners who will take care of you the minute you walk in. – Yun K., Yelp
- The minute I walked in the place I felt very welcomed. The staff were so friendly and calm, it was great. My massage was incredible! – Jotun, Citysearch
Elements Total Health Center
While she was paying the bills by writing, producing, and casting Hollywood projects, Roxy Han, L.Ac., harbored a secret fascination with health. In her spare time, Han would research health-related topics, and when anyone on set had a headache, a cough, or a sniffling pet rock, she would draw from a well of wellness wisdom to dole out advice. Eventually this earned her a reputation as the unofficial doctor wherever she was, but she didn't switch careers just yet.
Then, at a jujitsu convention, Han reached forward to perform an advanced-level throw on a black-belt fighter. In one painful pop, her shoulder was out of commission. Fortunately, Han's sensei was an acupuncturist, and the skills he demonstrated throughout the following week lessened her injury’s impact. Galvanized by this personal experience, Han trained with master acupuncturists, graduated from her program with honors, and became a professional needle master.