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Improving Your Health with Acupuncture

Got a migrane? Trying to quit smoking? Or just looking to improve your overall health? Licensed acupuncturist and owner of The Sen Institute in Manasquan, NJ, Melissa Skelly provides acupuncture treatments to help all of the above and more.

Acupuncture is the practice of inserting thin needles (that are as fine as a human hair) into specific body points to improve health and well-being. Although the thought of this may make some people cringe, most find acupuncture to be a soothing and tranquil experience, akin to getting a great massage. One of our editors has been going to The Sen Institute for over a month now, and raves about the relaxing experience and the benefits attained to date.

The practice of acupuncture, which has its roots in prehistoric Chinese medicine, is recognized as being an effective treatment for a variety of conditons—joint and back pain, sports injuries, stress-related disorders such as tension headaches and migraines, and menstrual cramps. Acupuncture has also been shown to have positive effects on anxiety and depression.

Unlike traditional acupuncture facilities, the fee charged by The Sen Institute is half the going rate—just $30 per session. The price is low because The Sen Institute provides community-style treatments in an open room, with as many as six individuals.

At your first visit, you receive an initial consultation and treatment. At subsequent visits, Skelly or fellow licensed acupuncturist Nico Gladfelter ask for updates of any new conditions to treat. Once the needles are inserted, the zen-like atmosphere creates a most restful sleep, which alone is worth it.

In addition to acupunture, The Sen Institute offers yoga classes, workshops, thai massage, which concentrates on acupressure points (only with hands instead of needles—great for anyone nervous about trying acupuncture right off the bat!)

If you are interested in trying acupuncture or are new to The Sen Institute, Jersey Shore Style readers can receive a $15 coupon for their first visit. (Print the coupon below.) For more information about The Sen Institute, call 732.414.9423, or visit You can also make your appointment online if you so choose.

The Sen Institute (The Masonic building across from Acme) 170 B Main Street Manasquan, NJ 08736


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