Meg here! Lately I been a little lagging. I actually have been pretty good lifestyle wise so I don’t know what’s going on. Maybe it’s knowing that summer is on its way out but I’ve been pretty lethargic. I don’t know what is growing (there shouldn’t be much growing in L.A.) but it seems every single year I get sick as September rolls in. It’s not a real “sick” but more like an allergy sick. I just feel like I need to go somewhere and drain.
Have I ever tried alternative medicine? Whiskey for a tooth ache but who hasn’t?
No, I have not. I know that people swear by it and I’m open. I did a little research. Drew Barrymore, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz indulge in a hidden nook called Ona Spa. It’s not the normal rub and knead type of place. The techniques are all based in ancient wellness philosophy. It’s name Ona=Good. I really wanted to feel good, I booked myself the Ona Radiance treatment.
I figured that’s kind of like going to the doctor. I mean, if your doctor served you a delish tea when you walked into a tranquil lobby and handed you a fluffy robe. Why don’t they do that? I’d always go to the doctor then!
“Your liver and your spleen are not communicating.” Sherrie, the acupuncturist said. I had just finished filling out a lengthy medical history form. Sherrie spoke to me about all of my ailments, and diet and vices. I’m surprised she still wanted to talk to me. I warned her “Sherrie, I am the most unhealthy person Ona has ever seen.” I was about to change that statement when I read an actor from “Two and A Half Men” frequents Ona. However, that actor is Jon Cryer so I’m sticking with my statement.
Sherrie knows her business and while she is not a psychic, she could be. Just by touching my “wiry pulse” she was able to pin point trouble spots that I had forgotten to mention.
I’ve never had acupuncture but since we’ve already established my best friend is named Botox, the needles were not going to be a problem. Sherrie got to work “clearing up my blockages.” Did I think this was going to work? No. I thought it was mumbo jumbo.
I am now a believer. I felt “something” it was a little trippy, I have to be honest. When she removed the needles from in between the webbing of my thumb and pointing finger I thought they were still in there. Apparently that’s an area that controls all sorts of points throughout our bodies. The next time you have a headache, squeeze there!
Sherrie then suggested a cupping treatment. I vaguely knew what that was from when Gwenyth Paltrow left the house in the strapless dress with her cupping marks. If it’s good enough for Queen Goop…
Cupping increases blood flow and removes toxins from the body. It was very comfortable and it has a bunch of evidence that it helps everything from arthritic limbs to congestion. So why not? Really.
I was feeling all new agey groovey and loosey goose. This was so much better than “an apple a day!” Could it get any better? It can. It did.
Sherrie bid me adieu, as soon as she exited Angelica made her entrance. I then was turned over as she went to work massaging my knots to the consistency of butter! I know I need to be really prodded. Those knots are deep in there. Usually, I feel a bit beaten up when I submit to “yes” just get them out. Angelica was able to work them all out without a cage fight. Almost painless! Almost (listen nothing is going to get those suckers out of my shoulders without a fight!)
Once my treatment was over I couldn’t move. I felt like I would fall I was so relaxed. It took me a good 10 minutes to make it to the door. After I was showered and dressed I went to reception to pay.
I’ve never been left a gift at check-out but Sherrie did just that! Can you imagine? I told her how my periods are the things nightmares are made of. Sherrie left me a satchel of bath salts to use PMS time and some Chinese Herbal supplements to take 2 weeks before my period. She said they would help cut down both my pain and my crazy!
I recommend, I recommend! It was absolutely wonderful and I felt so much looser for the entire week. Hunched over the keyboard is not a natural state ladies!
If you are in Los Angeles you should check out Ona Spa! There is a reason that they’re celebrating their 10 year anniversary this year! There’s a reason the A-List hid out there! It’s really just that Ona!
Also, to celebrate their 10 year anniversary Ona has specials running each month all year! For September, you get a complimentary blow out from the famed Prive Salon (downstairs) with any spa treatment. I can’t think of a better way than to prepare for a big Saturday date! Go get it ladies!
How about you? Have you tried traditional Eastern medicine over Western? Any acupuncture or cupping enthusiasts? I know our own Jeanasina Loves it!