Part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is to have a holistic outlook when it comes to our bodies and brains. That’s why we made the choice to partner with a company called WTHN. Aside from being our neighbor in the Flatiron NYC area, WTHN is an acupuncture, cupping, and herbal treatment studio rooted in traditional Chinese medicine. Their approach to the mind-body connection goes beyond the physical and reaches deep within.
We caught up with Co-Founder and CEO, Michelle Larivee, to better understand some of their most popular products and how they can benefit our DanceBody members when they want to workout hard.
How would you say the WTHN brand aligns with DanceBody?
Both WTHN and DanceBody set out to strengthen the mind-body connection and bring wellness into the everyday lives of our clients.
We feel the same and are so excited to share some of WTHN’s products with our DanceBody community this month. Can you tell us more about the products that will be offered in the studios?
Forever Young is my go-to anti-aging secret. It keeps my skin bouncy and glowing! It’s best for anyone who wants to delay aging and achieve an extra glow boost. Take two Forever Young every morning with or without food and you’ll be glowing in no time.
Gut Check is my best friend when it comes to digestion aids. It reduces bloating while increasing metabolism–a win-win! It’s for anyone who has digestive issues (let’s face it almost all of us do at some point or another). With everyone’s busy schedules, there is no time to waste not feeling our best. (Sidenote: this is also Katia’s favorite WTHN remedy!)
Our Ear Seed Kit helps take the guesswork out of acupressure. Our kit has tweezers and a very descriptive acupressure point map on the back of the box to help treat everything from headaches to help with detoxification. Feeling jet-lagged from a month straight of travel? There’s a point for that. Anxious about your day-to-day? There’s a point for that too. Tired of being the supermom that you are? Of course, there is a point to that! BONUS: the ear seeds are different shapes and colors that double as cool looking piercings!
My favorite part about our Face Cupping Kit is the immediate difference you see after using it.
Paired with your favorite facial oil after a quick 10 min routine you instantly look more lifted and have a beautiful flush to the skin. It’s for the woman (or man) who is looking for a holistic alternative to botox. This works to tighten and tone your skin.
It sounds like you really gave some thought to what people are wanting to complete an all-natural, holistic lifestyle.
Chinese Medicine works to treat the root cause, not just the symptom. This is why our practice and products have such healing effects. Our products are designed to help with pain, stress, digestion, general wellness, and more. Each product has numerous benefits
Why did you and Dr. Shari Auth decide to create WTHN, a women-owned business?
We created WTHN because Traditional Chinese Medicine has had profound effects on both of our lives. We want more people to experience its long-term benefits so they too can find calm and healing from WTHN.
What is a common misconception about holistic medicine?
That holistic doctors don’t have training or certifications. Each of our Licensed Acupuncturists are highly-trained experts (and Doctors) dedicated to customizing efficient and targeted solutions for you. Our products are developed by our Co-Founder, Dr. Shari Auth, who is a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She’s also a Board Certified Herbalist and creates proprietary herbal blends to enhance the healing experience. While her credentials speak for themselves, her roster of celebrity clients like Olivia Wilde, Yoko Ono and Sting speak to the profound impact of her unique and heartfelt approach to healing.
all images courtesy of WTHN