The Community Acupuncture Experience Is A Bit Different. We’ll Explain the Vibe. We Think You’ll Like It…
First Off, No Private Room. But That’s a Good Thing.
That’s where the “community” part comes in. Patients are treated together in a quiet, open space – in recliners! We have La-Z-Boy style recliners as well as zero gravity chairs.
The treatment of many patients together in an open room is the foundation of community acupuncture: many people can be treated simultaneously by one practitioner, the healing energy of all is felt throughout the room, and the isolation often felt by patients with chronic or painful conditions is ameliorated. It’s also one of the reasons we’re able to keep our pricing so affordable.
You Get to Keep Your Clothes On.
Points used in community acupuncture are generally “distal” (that is, on the feet and hands) and not “local” (that is, at the site of the pain). That means you keep your clothes on! The only clothing required to be removed would be your shoes. Because we sometimes go as high as your knees, ideally we recommend that you wear loose fitting pants that can be rolled up that far, or even better, shorts.
If You Don’t Like Our Soft Music in The Treatment Room, or the Occasional Sound of A Fellow Client Snoring (yes, it happens!), Feel Free to Bring An iPod.
Although patients are treated together in an open space, the atmosphere is very quiet – almost library-like. Most people just close their eyes and doze off – therefore, any conversation happens at a whisper.
We play soft music in the treatment room as well, and offer ear plugs and eye pillows for those patients who want a truly immersive experience. But your experience is your own. Many patients like to bring their own music to listen to while getting treated. Feel free to bring your iPod or other headphone-enabled player.
Stay For a While…….or Just 40 Minutes…
Whether you’re on your lunch break, or you have a bit longer to spend, the length of your individual treatment sessions can last from 40 minutes to 70 minutes. If you’re on a tight schedule and have to leave by a certain time, let your practitioner know when you arrive. That way, if you happen to doze off during treatment, she can wake you when needed.