Inner wellness is a smart alternative to outer wellness, since man's fragile exterior is vulnerable to coffee stains, micrometeorites, and drive-by tattooing. Protect your inner well-being with today's Groupon. For $59, you get two acupuncture sessions and two half-hour massages (a $220 value) at Insight Wellness's Dilworth location on Charlotte Drive. Acupuncture melded with massage promotes wellness-stimulating blood flow, relieving tension and helping heal muscle pains.
Choose either a pain-management (skeleto-muscular only) or stress-management therapy for the two half-hour acupuncture sessions (a $75 value each). Insight Wellness's tiny, nearly painless filiform needles will probe into points along which qi (life energy) is thought to flow. Unblocking this energy helps improve physical health, alleviate affective disorders, and instill feelings of increased mental clarity. Then, for the two muscle-melting half-hour massages ($35 each), choose from deep tissue (relieves severe tension in muscles and connective tissues), Swedish (energizes by stimulating circulation), sports, hot stone, and neuromuscular therapy (improves posture and muscular imbalances) to melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché. Use services all at once for a long, continuous bout of doughy back bliss, or opt for multiple appointments.
Big cats are not native to the region, yet former Carolina Panther Damione Lewis has called on Insight's owner Tom Cohen for massage therapy to recover from Sunday pigskin hunts. Cohen exercises his proficiency as a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist to heal his patients while he refrains from using his licensed martial arts skills to ensure that his customers return for even more heaping helpings of healing methods. Call ahead to schedule your appointment(s).
- I have been treated by Tom and have experienced great success in finding better health for some serious life time problems. I am amazed at the good effects of the acupuncture. – greg, Google Maps
- Being of a more "western" mindset, I had never really tried acupuncture before, as I didn't think it possible for it to work. However, Tom convinced me to try a session and I was amazed. – ryanharu, Citysearch
- I was hesitant to try acupuncture, but Tom made me feel comfortable. He was professional, and explained the treatment. He worked with me to find what was most comfortable, since I seemed to be sensitive to certain points on my hands. He created a personalized plan, and I didn't feel like he was following any sort of blanket treatment. – csm76, Citysearch
Insight Wellness's resident massage therapist and acupuncturist, Tom Cohen, aids achy backs by applying the theories of the Somatic Education Technique (SET), a system he also relies on in his role as a martial-arts trainer. The core of this philosophy is that our bodies change slowly, and that once we live with bad habits, such as poor posture, we must concentrate on "unlearning" them before we can be well again, much as dogs must unlearn their master's commands before they can hold political office.
These beliefs manifest in Cohen's services, which include orthopedic pain-management acupuncture sessions that treat not only aches and pains, but fatigue, stress, and insomnia. Cohen's massage talents are likewise far ranging: his neuromuscular therapy manipulates the body's trigger points to eliminate the source of pain, and his sports massages improve flexibility and relieve injuries, earning him the endorsement of professional football player Damione Lewis. Insight Wellness also received a "Best of the Best" award from Charlotte Magazine in 2015.