$41 for a Consultation and One Acupuncture Treatment at OhLaLa Moroccan Spa ($120 Value)

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Licensed acupuncturist inserts thin sterilized needles along the body’s energy meridians to stimulate the immune system and promote wellness

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  • $41 for a consultation and one acupuncture treatment ($120 value)

Acupuncture Meridians: Mapping the Body Electric

In choosing which points to stimulate, your acupuncturist will be guided by a network of meridians running through the body. Begin to navigate these pathways with Groupon’s exploration of acupuncture meridians.

Like currents in the air, acupuncture meridians—as postulated by traditional Chinese medicine—are invisible paths of action in the body. Acupuncture theory holds that a person’s life force, or chi, flows along specific channels from organ to organ. When chi becomes unbalanced or blocked, health and wellness problems arise, such as digestive trouble or a bicep that looks like a creepy face when you flex. It’s the acupuncturist’s job to unblock chi by inserting thin needles into carefully chosen points along these pathways.

Twelve primary meridians flow through the body, each categorized as yin or yang (roughly defined as the passive and active forces within nature). Each meridian corresponds to a specific organ, element, and set of emotions. For instance, the lung meridian flows through the arm and is associated with yin and metal; should its flow of energy be disturbed, feelings of grief and sadness may manifest. For each condition an acupuncturist seeks to assuage, a timetable dictates when each meridian is most active and therefore easiest to treat. With so many complexities to keep in mind, it’s easy to understand why acupuncturists must undertake thousands of hours of coursework to become licensed.

So far, doctors and scientists have had little luck mapping meridians to visible anatomical structures, but some studies have uncovered overlap between ancient and modern medicine. For example, meridians tend to fall along planes between muscles, or between a muscle and bone or tendon—areas usually rich with connective tissue. A 2010 study published in PLOS One made one further connection: bands of collagenous tissue, in particular, present less opposition to the flow of electricity than other areas of the body. These bands underlie some—though not all—primary meridians, suggesting that the energy known as chi may be related in some way to the energy that zips through our power lines and singing toothbrushes.

OhLaLa Moroccan Spa

OhLaLa Moroccan Spa massage owner Said Ait Alla, who has practiced massage therapy for years, leads his team of co-ed practitioners in the relaxing art of bodywork and skincare. Inside private treatment rooms with Moroccan-themed decor, his massage therapists employ the smooth, flowing strokes of Swedish massage, the more intense kneading of deep-tissue massage, or the healing techniques of shiatsu and myofascial release. His estheticians administer custom facials, waxing, body scrubs that exfoliate and cleanse skin, boosting circulation more quickly and safely than strapping a jet engine to a Ferris wheel.

Customer Reviews

617 Ratings

I had a great experience there! My therapist was wonderful!
Amy C. · November 13, 2016
they are just awesome!
Tanya O. · November 12, 2016
Aline made me comfortable so I was able to relax and enjoy the massage.
Danielle · September 15, 2016
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