A millennia-old healing modality originating in ancient China, acupuncture has a wide range of applications, including sports medicine, pain management, immune support, fertility support and overall wellness. It can help alleviate migraines, insomnia, digestive issues, stress and anxiety, as well as treat various types of neurological conditions and chronic illness. Acupuncture treatments increase the circulation of blood, lymph and spinal fluid, as well as improve the strength and conductivity of electric and magnetic currents in the body.
A gentle, relaxing style of massage and passive stretching, Chinese tui na helps decompress joints and release tension without pain or discomfort. The “no pain, no gain” philosophy does not apply to tui na. It’s much gentler than deep tissue massage, yet an effective therapy for pain, arthritis, sciatica, muscle spasms and various stress-related disorders. Tui na methods are performed while the client remains comfortably clothed, and can include soft tissue massage, manipulation, acupressure in conjunction with herbal compresses, ointments, liniments, and heat.
Cupping improves the circulation of blood and lymph fluid, as well as electric and magnetic currents in the body. It creates suction on the surface of the skin, breaking adhesions between the skin and underlying connective tissue. The cups are briefly heated to produce a vacuum before being applied to the skin. It’s an effective way to relax muscles, fascia and connective tissue, and aid in detoxing the body. Cupping recently caught the public eye during the 2012 Olympics in Beijing, when viewers noticed the cup marks on the backs of USA swim team members. These cup marks fade over the course of a week.
A healing technique in which the therapist channels energy into the patient to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.