When you travel as much as we do, you start noticing pain in places you didn’t even know existed. That, in combination with the stress traveling causes on the body, creates the perfect storm of an unbalanced body and unhinged mind. To put ourselves back together, we took a trip to WTHN, Flatiron NYC’s latest and greatest wellness mecca. WTHN specializes in acupuncture, but they also offer herbal remedies and cupping therapy.

The WTHN space was incredibly warm, welcoming, and in-tune with everything a wellness-minded client could possibly need. We were greeted with a piping hot green tea and some honey lozenges. Yum…

The feeling of ease was momentarily disrupted when we realized that it was our turn and that we were going to get stuck with a bunch of needles. But, just as we were rushed with anxiety, we were just as quickly put into an almost meditative state by our technician, Maya. Another thing we should mention – WTHN is decorated so beautifully that you almost forget why you are there in the first place. Oh right…back to the needles!

Because of all of the travelling we have been doing, we were experiencing some serious digestive issues and hormonal imbalances. After a thorough consultation, Maja placed the needles on our wrists, shoulders, stomach, and feet. The immediate relief could turn any non-believer to a cult-follower. Normally, we ask ourselves, “is this worth travelling for?” Today, we find ourselves wondering why we didn’t do this sooner.



20 W 22nd St

New York, NY 10010