Acupuncture points are stimulated using a safe, gentle electrical current. Similar to a TENS unit but with the electricity pulsing through the needles and deeper into the body.
Dried mugwort leaves are rolled into a stick or placed on the end of needles, then burned as a warming therapy during treatment.
*Where acupuncture needles initiate movement and circulation while promoting your body’s own supplementing tendencies, moxibustion and herbs add strength from external sources helping the recovery process.
Using glass or bamboo cups to create a vacuum to increase warmth and circulation. The cupping method feels similar to a deep tissue massage but instead pulls the stagnant blood and lactic acid stuck in the muscle layer to the surface allowing your body to naturally expel the toxins. Amorous octopus marks may occur (Michael Phelps’ back at the olympics for example) but dissipate after a few days.
A gentle scraping of the skin surface using a smooth tool to increase circulation. Leaves similar markings as the cups, but also dissipates after a few days. The discoloration is due to the blood stagnation raising to the surface to be expelled. The darker the color, the more the body needed it
Tuina: A massage technique that stimulates the meridians, facilitating the flow of Qi.
Tai Qi/ Qi Gong
Specific movements and breathing exercises used to improve health and vitality.
Castor Oil Hot Packs
Castor oil packs are a traditional remedy that are said to help with skin, liver or digestive conditions because of the special fatty acids in castor oil. The heat from the hot pack allows the castor oil to sink deeper into the skin, muscles, and fascia (connective tissue) of the area. Adding liniments can further benefit pain conditions while relaxing the muscles and soothing the area.