Hayley Mermelstein


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  • Ancient-Chinese healing art
  • Pain management & stress relief
  • Licensed acupuncturist

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With more than 20 years of experience practicing Chinese medicine, certified shiatsu-and-acupuncture practitioner Hayley Mermelstein relieves stress and bodily ailments through the ancient technique of precisely inserting hair-thin needles into the skin to remove blockages. During a 75-minute Huatuojiaji acupuncture session, groups of needles line both sides of the spinal column, plugging into bodily outlets to short-circuit system blockages and leaving clients awash in a state of deep relaxation that's similar to falling asleep watching C-SPAN. A brief shiatsu massage follows the acupuncture treatment, using various massage pressures to further tension relief and promote whole-body healing.

Hayley Mermelstein

A student of Chinese medicine for more than 25 years, Hayley Mermelstein supplements her acupuncture and shiatsu massage with energy healing from the Tong Ren tradition of her mentor Tom Tam. Her studies began in 1987 under the guidance of Janet Murphy at the University of Massachusetts, where she designed her own major in shiatsu, and she opened a practice immediately upon graduation. Today, Mermelstein also leads meditation classes following the principles of her teacher Ellen Tadd. In 2003, Hayley completed her formal acupuncture training, graduating from the New England School of Acupuncture and White Pine Healing Arts and earning a mortarboard that doubles as an emergency massage bed.

Customer Reviews

First time to Hayley. Professional, experienced, intuitive, a true healer.
Ingrid C. · February 12, 2016
Fabulous treatment. She was warm, knowledgable, and anticipated my needs. I will be returning!
Kate F. · August 13, 2014
This was a way for me to try local acupuncturists & it was a great experience. I have already been back!
Stacy T. · January 4, 2013
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