If there are two things I’m absolutely obsessed with, they would be acupuncture and facials. I started getting regular acupuncture early on during the pandemic, and it’s done wonders for everything from my anxiety to headaches. And while facials are a more occasional treat, nothing beats that just-left-my-aesthetician’s-office glow. So when Ora invited me to its new location to try its new treatment, an acupuncture facial, I was basically in heaven.
Since the first location opened in New York City’s NoHo neighborhood in 2020, Ora has been a mainstay for the city’s wellness-minded. And it recently opened its second outpost, located on the Upper East Side (so new, in fact, that when I arrived for my first appointment, it hadn’t even officially opened yet—fancy!). Also new is the acupuncture facial, a $475-a-pop treatment that’s just what it sounds like: a combination service that blends the traditional Chinese medicine staple with a glow-boosting, tension-busting skincare treatment.