REST. That’s right, doing nothing but breathing, relaxing your mind…and maybe getting gently stuck (it doesn’t really hurt I swear) with a few teeny tiny, acupuncture needles by yours truly. A new study shows that regular acupuncture over an 8 week period can help you burn fat and decrease food cravings by boosting the serotonin and beta endorphins in your body (your body’s own natural feel good hormones) without even changing your eating habits or exercise!
Let’s be real. We all know you can’t just sleep and get the body you’ve always dreamed of, but just imagine the results if you paired acupuncture, CrossFit, and a healthy diet! You can read more about it in this recent article in the Daily Mail.
You are awesome at working out, but could maybe use some help setting aside time to relax, completely uninterrupted (No texting, tweetering or facetubing!), and rest your hard-working bodies and minds. It will catch up to you some day if you don’t take time to slow the heck down and rest. Don’t learn the hard way like I had to!
A Special Offer for You All!
Now through next Friday the 18th I am offering my 30 minute relax and restore acupuncture session for just $35 (vs the regular $50).
Come find the yin to your Crossfit yang with a relaxing and restoring gentle acupuncture treatment. This is a great intro treatment if you’ve never had acupuncture before. It only takes 30 minutes and provides a generalized, private session geared towards helping the body sink into a parasympathetic state. If you’d like to focus on or address a specific issue(s) we recommend the 90 or 60 minutes full sports medicine acupuncture sessions. You can book online here.
In good health,
Lindsay Long, L.Ac., C.SMA
Licensed Sports Medicine Acupuncture SpecialistⓇ