Often during the holidays, it is hard to practice mindfulness and self-care. We are all busy, distracted, and pulled in many directions. One way that we make time to take care of ourselves is by scheduling a few sessions at our local community acupuncture center. Acupuncture can be a wonderful way to reduce pain, anxiety, and stress.
Sam and I really love Acupuncture Together (2464 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge) and highly recommend it as an alternative and more affordable way to incorporate acupuncture in your life versus scheduling a more expensive private appointment. At this community center, clients relax and recharge together in the same room during their treatment, and the energy there is welcoming and calming. There is an intake appointment that is more in depth about your specific needs. Then, at the beginning of your follow-up appointment, you would detail for one of the fine practitioners what you're looking for that day, and they will customize a session for you.
Then all that's left to do is sink into the comfortable reclining chair, complete with foot warming lamps if you so desire, and listen to the calming music or your own headphones. When you're ready, you press a button and the practitioner will come by and relieve you of the needles, and you'll be on your way. Here's to a relaxing holiday season full of joy!