…and here are three reasons why:
- It’s a great way to support someone who’s nervous about needles. A lot of folks are freaked out about needles! We get that! But it makes the whole prospect that much less intimidating when you can plunk down in a lazyboy next to a friend who’s been here before, see them them recline in their chair, receive their (tiny, sterile, single-use-disposable) needles, get tucked in with a red fleecy blanket and grin at you before closing their eyes and drifting off. It takes a lot of the scary out of the experience.
- It’s an easy way to support a friend who’s too busy to try acupuncture. For those of us who already know and love acupuncture, we’ve all got folks in our lives who we really think would benefit from treatment if they’d just try it. An acupuncture date – especially on a Bring a Friend for Free day – is a low-stakes way to encourage that.
- Community acupuncture is great for relationship-building! The most common side-effect of acupuncture treatment is deep relaxation and a feeling of ease in our bodies…not entirely unlike going out for drinks. On an acupuncture date, you both usually end up mellow, languid and smiley, and sharing more freely – it’s just easier for us to connect meaningfully with each other when we’re relaxed. (Yes. I really did just compare an acupuncture date with an evening out at the bar with good friends.)
Each Tuesday in April and May, it’s Bring a Friend For Free at Guelph Community Acupuncture. If you’d like to have an acunap with a friend, call us at (519) 829-3000, or book online.