Area 25’s At-Home Acupressure

We speak with acupuncturist Jessica Klein about exercises to relieve stress and elevate moods

NYC acupuncture clinic Area 25 was founded in 2018 out of frustration. Co-founders Amy Diaz (CEO) and Dr Robert MacDonald (chief clinical officer) felt the practice was wildly underutilized, and decided to make it less intimidating and more accessible in order to help individuals maintain their health, address pain and prevent illness. While still regarded as alternative medicine, acupuncture can result in patients take a …

Brooklyn Wellness Studio: Treatment by Lanshin

Understanding facial Gua Sha's acupuncture and massage components

Lying down and adorned with acupuncture needles in the quiet of Sandra Lanshin‘s Brooklyn wellness studio, those receiving her signature facial Gua Sha treatment soon experience an unexpected next step. Lanshin slowly massages the face and neck with a small jade tool, working with precision along the neck, scalp and under-eye. The resulting sensation feels at first cold, smooth and strong. This yields to a …