By Rachel Phillips
After years of working as a yoga instructor, Bridgette Shea, owner of Ageless Acupuncture in Saratoga Springs, felt that it was time for a change.
Though she loved helping people heal physically and spiritually, she wanted to work one-on-one with her clients. Due to her interest in obtaining a deeper understanding of how the body works from an energetic perspective, she said she was drawn to Ayurvedic medicine. However, like yoga, it wasn’t licensed or recognized by the medical community. Opening up an acupuncture clinic afforded her the opportunity to make her aspirations a reality.
Shea’s business has been in Saratoga since 2009. She had been operating out of her home, but has opened a clinic at 2 Franklin Square in Saratoga Springs.
Shea said despite many people’s assumptions, acupuncture isn’t scary.
“Though you may feel the needles, it won’t hurt. If you feel any discomfort, the needles can be removed immediately,” she said.
Many of her clients come in for stress relief and relaxation.
“The intention behind the clinic is to create a space where people can come in and relax, because relaxing is a big part of the healing process … A lot of people come in the door with very physical complaints, but even they are surprised when leaving at how spiritually uplifted they feel.”