I first came to Olo because some friends I had dinner plans with were receiving treatment and asked me to meet them there. While I was waiting for my friends to finish, one of the helpful staff members noticed I had a cough and offered me some water. She then told me how if I was feeling under the weather that an acupuncture treatment could help with my cold symptoms. I was curious to try it, but am not very fond of needles to say the least.
After talking for a bit more I mentioned that I still suffer from residual pain from shoulder surgery earlier in the year and asked if that was able to be treated. After hearing some more of the benefits and since I was just sitting there waiting I figured what the heck and decided to bite the bullet and give it a try.
Well I have to say it was one of the better snap decisions I have made in a while. Even though I was freaked out by the thought of the needles I took my place in the extremely comfortable chair. The calming atmosphere and soft music helped to settle my nerves. I had a nice conversation with the practitioner and explained my fear of needles and apologized beforehand that I might be a problem child. After talking for a bit more she had me close my eyes and take some deep breathes.
Next thing I know she asked me how I was doing. I didn’t realize the needles were already in place and I hadn’t felt anything. I was given a blanket and pillow and just relaxed in the chair. Afterwards I noticed my sinus problem had begun to clear up and I was able to breathe a lot better as well as my shoulder feeling less stiff. Since then I have been returning to Olo at least once a week for the past four weeks.
My shoulder feels a lot better and I no longer have to take over the counter meds to manage the pain. I go in for treatment and end up falling asleep in the chair for a great little power nap and waking up feeling refreshed and stress free. My trips to Olo have now become one of the best parts of the week.
For anyone considering trying acupuncture but are hung up on their fear of needles I have to say as a fellow timid individual, you really do not notice them. So take my advice and give it a try and much like me Olo will be your new favorite place in the city.