As a kickboxing instructor, a restaurant manager and aspiring actress, I have a tendency to over work myself and my body. Being in the service industry can be extremely stressful at times and working out 5 to 6 days a week and teaching classes has begun to take a toll on me physically. It is in my livelihood and daily routines to be constantly engaging with people or my personal clients, so being at my physical best is very important. I decided I had to make the time to pay attention to my body and make it more of a priority to take better care of it. I had done acupuncture and cupping before I moved to NY so it had been quite some time since I had been in for a treatment. Finding cornerstone healing was a huge blessing to put it lightly.
I had the pleasure of seeing Peggy and was very much impressed and happy with my experience. Actually, to use those terms would be quite the understatement. I really can't put into words or adjectives as to how pleased I am with my visits with her. She has an incredible amount of knowledge and expertise with this practice and it is very clear how intuitive and attentive that she is from the second I walked through the door. I had initially seen her for back pain seeking relief, thinking that it could only be brought on by overworking my muscles. But, after talking with her before my first session, answering some questions and having a consultation with her, it became more apparent that stress levels could be more so to blame. I had my first session after our discussion and felt immediate relief within minutes, but even more so within hours. It was extremely therapeutic. I slept better, my energy levels had changed, my mind felt clearer, I was less tense, less anxious and overwhelmed, and ultimately in less pain. I felt like I had been opened up and restored.
I came back the next day so Peggy could do another acupuncture session and also do a series of cupping on me. This time it was even more beneficial. I didn't think it could get any better than the first session but yet again I was blown away by the sensations I was feeling throughout my body and the alleviation that followed. I definitely plan on going more often in order to keep my body and mind healthy. I believe it is truly beneficial in so many ways, so I will absolutely be continuing treatments with Peggy. I urge anyone who is on the fence of doing acupuncture to give it a try. I think the biggest misconception is that it is painful. I will tell you, it is not. No pain, just relaxation. It is incredibly relieving and rewarding in so many ways and I'm extremely grateful that I have now found such a wonderful acupuncturist to see regularly. Many thanks to Peggy at Cornerstone for giving me this positive change in my life.