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 $29, you get a 60-minute acupuncture session at Mountain Lake Wellness (a $65 value).
Mountain Lake Wellness's pair of certified acupuncturists strives to balance the body and assuage psychological and physiological ailments via an ancient, holistic practice. Each visit begins with a health evaluation designed to unearth environmental factors, lifestyle choices, and pacts with the Hamburglar that may influence the patient's health. Next, nimble hands unwrap single-use filaments, gently tapping their sterile, slender points into specific regions of the body to ease disorders such as back pain and anxiety. Stimulation feels no worse than a momentary bug bite, and is often mild enough that patrons nod off just so they may dream of walking on lukewarm coals. The practitioners wrap up treatments with personalized wellness plans that include health profiles and strategies for fortifying bodies' constitutions.
Mountain Lake Wellness
World travel and exploration led Leslie Huddart to where she is today—her own natural health clinic at Mountain Lake Wellness, where she is a licensed acupuncturist. The study of Asian bodywork in Japan introduced her to alternative forms of healing and a stint in a yoga ashram in India helped her embrace the connection between mind, body, and cricket bat. She found her calling restoring these connected human elements to full health with acupuncture and Oriental medicine in treatments that are often so relaxing the client falls asleep. She also performs needleless treatments using pulsed electromagnetic field therapy.