Acupuncture uses tiny needles to redirect the body’s energy, which is a better use for needles than sewing yourself into a sleeping bag forever. Feel better with this Groupon.
$39 for Acupuncture and Shiatsu ($80 Value)
Hayley practices acupuncture in the Huatuojiaji tradition as taught by her mentor Tom Tam. The 2,000-year-old technique targets energy blockages along both sides of the spinal column over 75 minutes of focused needlework. Afterward, clients are treated to 5–10 minutes of shiatsu massage to enhance the treatment’s effectiveness.
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.