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 $32, you get two community acupuncture sessions, including the one-time $15 initiation fee, at Snow Blossom Acupuncture (a $65 total value).
Nationally certified practitioners Kristen Taylor and Seth Wood have undergone rigorous training in traditional Chinese medicine, employing time-tested healing methods to relieve aching audiences of ailments such as muscular pain, arthritis, allergies, stress, and headaches. During their initial visit, patients relay a detailed health history before entering a communal treatment room.
Acupuncture gurus then determine needle placement based on health history, pulse diagnosis, and the presence of any nearby balloons. Under the soothing influence of the needles, which are mostly concentrated on the limbs, neck, and scalp, many patients fall into a gentle "acu-snooze" as the body rejuvenates. Peaceful porcupines usually awaken on their own after 30–90 minutes feeling purified and energized.
Snow Blossom Acupuncture's waiting area welcomes visitors with patterned rugs, comfortable chairs, and an Olympic-caliber synchronized-swimming routine. Throughout the session, patients remain fully clothed, relaxed, and free to take in the floral artwork and cool blues and purples of the treatment room.
Snow Blossom Acupuncture
Kristen and Seth Wood first experienced the therapeutic benefits of acupuncture as patients, although it wasn’t long before they established expertise behind the fine, sterile needles. After studying the medical art form, they opened their own studio, Snow Blossom Acupuncture, in order to help share acupuncture’s empowering effects. Now joined by a naturopathic physician, a certified rolfer, and a licensed massage therapist, Kristen and Seth are able to increase their clients’ levels of well-being holistically through a blend of Chinese medicine and Western therapies.
Community-acupuncture sessions allow patients to remain fully clothed and relax in a group-treatment setting, although private treatment rooms are also available for more in-depth sessions. Cupping, moxibustion heat therapy, and Chinese herbs rely on historical techniques for relieving pain and bolstering constitutions. For more spa-like sessions, the therapists can also use classic Swedish massage to soothe overstressed muscles and aromatherapy oils to revitalize fading scratch ’n’ sniff stickers.
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