For $35, today's side deal gets you one acupuncture session with licensed acupuncturist Hayley Mermelstein, in Amherst (a $75 value). Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing art that uses hair-thin needles to stimulate the body, provide stress relief, and help relieve chronic pain. The 75-minute treatment consists of an exam followed by the insertion of hair-thin needles into the appropriate acupuncture points, followed by 15 minutes of shiatsu massage.
While there are few online reviews for Hayley Mermelstein, customer testimonials are provided on the website:
- Working with Hayley has changed not only how I feel in my body, but how I live in the world. – J.R.
- She was a tremendous source of support for my body and mind throughout both of my pregnancies. The uniquely compassionate and positive energy that Hayley brings to her work always help me to feel inspired and renewed. – M.A.
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.