Changes at Five Point: Reflections on Our First Year
Everyone is looking forward to the end of winter and the beginning of spring, the switch from the darkness and cold weather to longer days and warmth. But why do we feel so energized come springtime? We hear the phrases "spring fever" or "spring cleaning" and know that change is in the air. According to East Asian Medicinal theory, each season has attributes that correspond to emotions, body functions, and trends. In EAM springtime is associated with wind, the sinews, and change. The wind we feel outside can also be felt internally, wiping away all the old habits and darkness of winter. Our sinews are ready to move again after resting for so many months, ready to experience new things. Changes are easier because the rebirth happening around us in nature supports and facilitates growth and renewal. Change is in the air, including at Five Point.
As we approach our first year anniversary, we've grown wiser as business owners and clinicians. After much reflection and consideration, we have decided to make updates to our business, including our pricing model and hours, so that we may continue to fulfill the ideals of our mission statement. Our mission from day-one has been to provide high-quality, accessible holistic healthcare and education in an effort to cultivate long-standing relationships between highly-trained practitioners and the community that are socially and economically just.
Per our mission, it is most important that we offer "high-quality" treatments. When we first opened our doors, we offered treatments and consultations in the community space every 15 minutes. We quickly discovered that 15 minutes was too short a time to provide detailed treatments, so in September we expanded treatment time to 20 minutes. Twenty-minute treatments are less rushed and more thorough.
In order to sustain our business and continue to offer quality services, we are raising the prices of all 20-minute services by $5. The price of private acupuncture, bodywork, and psychotherapy sessions have not changed. The prices below reflect the changes effective April 1st.
Community acupuncture: $30
Moxa-only sessions: $30
Cupping-only sessions: $30
Herbal Consultations: $25
Even though this price increase is modest, we want to maintain our mission of accessibility. In an effort to keep our services as affordable as possible, we are now offering discounted packages for those who commit to several treatments. Packages are available for all services at Five Point including acupuncture, herbal consults, bodywork, and psychotherapy. Please speak to your practitioner for details.
Five Point is expanding each shift by one hour in order to provide more appointment times. Our new hours are:
Sunday 12-6 pm
Monday 9 am-3 pm
Tuesday-Thursday 2-8 pm
Friday 9 am-1 pm, 4-6 pm
Saturday 9 am-3 pm
If you're eager to make an appointment and none of these times fit your schedule, don't hesitate to call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make every effort to accommodate you.
We are making these changes to commit to our mission and be a cog in the community. We promise to continue to improve for years to come. From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank everyone who has supported Five Point over the last 9 months. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us. This business could not be a success without your help and feedback!